Summer tanager by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant John Bomar Jr.

Seven Red Birds for the Holidays

Red is a color associated with Christmas, Yule and the winter holiday season in general. Here in North America, we don’t have too many wildlife species that are red. There …

Choosing a Wildlife-Friendly Christmas Tree

Decorating with evergreen trees, wreaths and garland is a beloved holiday tradition. They are decorated with lights and ornaments, become backdrops for annual family photos, and serve as a traditional …

Photo: U.S. Geological Survey, mistletoe, Christmas, kiss

12 Things to Know about Mistletoe

Often used as a symbol of renewal because it stays green all winter, mistletoe is famed for its stolen-kisses power. But the plant also is important to wildlife, and it …

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…” to see Bald Eagles and Wild Ponies

Wildlife-Friendly DMV connects wildlife enthusiasts in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia to local wildlife and the National Wildlife Federation. I will share with you the wildlife and nature …

New Mercury Limits Protect Wildlife and People Alike!

Chipmunk Maine Eric J. Eklund 112662 NWF photo contest 2004

NOT Alvin and the Chipmunks: 10 Facts You May Not…

Buying your holiday tree from a local farm.

Buy Local and Get Your Kids Outdoors — A Christmas…

Louisiana Uses Discarded Christmas Trees to Fight Wetland Loss

“When you deploy these things, they create a sediment trap and really help the shorelines with erosion protection.”

Reindeer: 12 Fascinating Facts About These Amazing Creatures

Reindeer are prominent in our holiday music and images. They pull Santa’s sleigh, have red noses, have names, and fly. But how much do you really know about this northernmost …

8 Easy Ways to Create Your Own Outdoor Holiday Tradition

Let’s face it: It might feel a bit claustrophobic in the house at this time of year—with the kids underfoot, relatives hovering over you, and the strain of cooking, cleaning, shopping, …

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