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Adult female Rusty Blackbird

The Rusty Blackbird: 9 Things You Need to Know to Help Them

3/6/2014 // By Guest Author

1. The Rusty Blackbird is one of North America’s most rapidly declining migratory birds. Once abundant, populations have declined an estimated 85-95% in the past 40 years.  2. Scientists aren’t sure why the bird is in chronic decline. Although several […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – February 15, 2013

2/15/2013 // By Mary Price

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: NWF hails reintroduction of legislation conserving Colorado’s San Juan Mountains February 15-Colorado Sen. Mark Udall’s reintroduction of a bill […] Read more >

whooping crane

Play Outside at Patuxent

4/13/2011 // By Amanda Stone

The sun is shining, bees are buzzing, and the birds are singing their come-hither spring fever tunes, even the endangered ones. It’s just another day at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and Research Refuge. In honor of 75 years of […] Read more >

Ruby-throated hummingbird

Magazine Readers Report Hummingbird Sightings

12/15/2010 // By Kelly Senser

After Pat Neuhaus read in the December/January issue of National Wildlife that out-of-range-and-season sightings of hummingbirds are becoming increasingly common, he put out his sugar-water feeders. The next day, a hummingbird arrived in his South Carolina yard. “I hope to […] Read more >

Ranger Rick Six-Year-Old Helps Cornell Lab and NSF With U.S. Ladybug Recovery

9/17/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

It seems we must never underestimate the power of NWF’s favorite raccoon – Ranger Rick. Here is an AP story about how a motivated six year old Ranger Rick Reader helped Cornell researchers and the National Science Foundation locate a colony and obtain specimens of rare vanishing ladybugs. Mary […] Read more >

Leap Year Frog Blog! Frog Facts, Martha Stewart and More

2/29/2008 // By Kristin Johnson

NWF naturalist Dave Mizejewski made a special “Leap Day” appearance on The Martha Stewart Show this morning, bringing along a few camera-hoppy amphibians, including green frogs, American toads, a pickerel frog and a smoky jungle frog. Watch Martha and Dave […] Read more >

Celebrating Endangered Species Day and Biodiversity

5/21/2007 // By Amie Kasakitis

Excitement and anticipation filled the air. Despite the cool and dreary weather spirits were high and no amount of rain would ruin our day. People of all different ages and backgrounds had gathered at Rock Creek Park for one reason: […] Read more >