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Making Your Own Way Station For The Amazing Monarch Butterfly

5/13/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

It is Garden for Wildlife Month and one garden creature that will make a child or adult enthusiastic about nature is the Monarch butterfly.  Their exquisite orange and black markings and large size make them a wildlife gardener’s favorite.   Monarchs …

Bald Eagle - NWF/John C Moerk

Save State and Tribal Wildlife Grants!

4/5/2011 // By Helen Chmura

  When I think of conservation successes, I think of the bald eagle.  While the Endangered Species Act was critical for the eagle’s recovery, we also need to thank the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program.  When the grant program …

National Wildlife Week: Thursday’s Tiny Treasures Think You’re The “Creepy” One

3/18/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

It’s National Wildlife Week, and we hope today’s post won’t make you too scared to look under that rock in your yard. There may be creepy crawlies (a.k.a invertebrates) living underneath, but believe me, they are more scared of you. …

Bull Elk by Richard Watson

12 Places to See Amazing Animals

2/22/2010 // By Guest Author

Wherever you live in the U.S., you are near fabulous places for wildlife watching. Our friends at grandparents.com put together this list to help you find a spot near you: Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge – Fort Worth, Texas …

Outdoor Kids: A Family Garden

9/24/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

To me, a family garden is an outdoor landscape (if even a balcony, windowsill or community park or school garden) that has something for everyone in your family, and a space you take care of together throughout the year: planting, …

Outdoor Kids: Digging

9/2/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

Whether you’re searching for sand crabs, or planting a flower, digging is a great way to explore the outdoors.

Migration Begins!

8/24/2009 // By David Mizejewski

August is waning and school is about to start.  Even though it’s technically still summer for another whole month, fall migration is already beginning for some species. The change of seasons is an important influence on animal behavior. Whether it’s the …

Butterfiles Thriving at Los Angeles Airport

8/6/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

It is good to see stories of creatures coming back from extinction. Dan Sanchez at the Epoch Times reports; “The El Segundo Blue Butterflies, once facing extinction, are now thriving on 200 acres of sand dunes at the west end …

Three Things You Can Do for Bees

6/23/2009 // By Julia Marden

I was just flipping through this month’s National Wildlife magazine, and I saw this fascinating article on America’s bees. Bees and other pollinators are disappearing from our country due to a variety of threats to their habitat and climate. And …

Fall Migration Update!

10/17/2008 // By David Mizejewski

Fall is here and across the country migration is in full swing. But birds aren’t the only creatures to migrate south in the fall. Some species of butterflies and dragonflies do it as well. Monarch butterflies Monarch butterflies migrate thousands …