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Ten Remarkable California Wildlife Moments in 2015

12/30/2015 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

As the California Director of the National Wildlife Federation, I have the best job in the world. While overseeing the organization’s conservation work in the Golden State, I continually witness instances of “wild wonder.”  From mountain lions to sea otters, …

Weekly News Roundup: Happy World Frog Day and more

3/20/2015 // By Linda Argueta

Today is the first day of spring and World Frog Day! Join us in celebrating World Frog Day by reading about the Five Frogs Coming to a Pond Near You! In other news, we’re going strong with our Women’s History …

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5 Unexpected Animal Noises

2/9/2015 // By Courtney Hyde

For me, watching wildlife videos is a legitimate hobby and pastime. There is nothing quite like coming home after a long day of work and finding out how wildlife would save us all in the event of zombie apocalypse. But …

Wood frog by Brian Gratwicke on Flickr.

Frogs That Freeze Solid

1/5/2015 // By David Mizejewski

Different animals use different strategies to survive winter. Some species migrate south, others grow thick coats, and some fatten up or stash food reserves. Many species hibernate or go dormant to get through the cold, lean winter. Amphibians are hibernators. Some …

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For the Frogs: Salmon habitat restoration as a boon to threatened frog populations

1/5/2015 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

A note from NWF’s California Director Beth Pratt: California Conservation Corp crew members and their leader John Griffith have embraced NWF’s Certified Wildlife Habitat program and certified their Ukiah campus, with plans of doing more sites across California. I recently …

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Helping California’s Legendary Frog Go the Distance

5/16/2014 // By Anne Bolen

Last fall, even before we had hints of the severity of the drought that is ravaging California, I was staring at a small pond in the central part of the state and wondering how could this drop in a very …

10 frog activities for National Frog Month

Celebrate National Frog Month with 10 Frog-tastic Activities for Kids

4/10/2014 // By Michele Reyzer

Did you know April is National Frog Month? Frogs are amazing amphibians, and they should be celebrated! Need inspiration? Then check out these 10 frog-tastic activities you and your kids can enjoy all month long. Go ahead and click the …

Wood frog by Dave Huth.

5 Frogs Coming to a Pond Near You

3/19/2014 // By Dani Tinker

The beginning of spring signals the return of frogs to local vernal pools, streams, and wetlands. Frogs are amphibians, which means “double life,” because they live part of their lives on land, and part of it in water. That means …

Photo by Doug Inkley

Creating a Habitat for Screech Owls

2/5/2014 // By Doug Inkley

On a cold winter day my favorite little screech owl recently spent the afternoon sunning. Dressed in its handsome feathered suit, my screech owl becomes almost invisible sitting in the opening of its nest hole. Usually hidden away in the …

American toads use the leaf litter to hide and hibernate.

6 Excuses to Avoid Yard Work This Fall

11/21/2013 // By Dani Tinker

They grow. They turn brilliant colors. They capture our hearts. Then they make a mess. Leaves can be a hassle, but put the rake down for a moment. It turns out, leaving the leaves in your yard is beneficial to both …

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