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California red-legged frog (Courtesy of Save the Frogs)

It’s Not Easy Being Green, or Yellow, or Red: The Plight of California’s Frogs

2/8/2012 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

During my first thru hike on the John Muir Trail fifteen years ago, on the ascent up to Seldon Pass I encountered a young man energetically trotting down the trail without a backpack. Before even saying hello he asked excitedly, …

Late bison calf "Zisa" in Yellowstone (photo by Beth Pratt)

From Yellowstone to Yosemite: My Top Ten Wildlife Encounters of 2011

12/28/2011 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

As a child who grew up reading Ranger Rick and watching Wild Kingdom, I cherish any wildlife I encounter. I’ve been lucky enough to live in Yellowstone, where I viewed charismatic mega-fauna on a daily basis, and now live near …

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10 Amazing Slow-Motion Animal Videos

9/13/2011 // By Anne Cissel

Wildlife sightings are often fleeting, leaving you wishing for more. If only there was a way to slow down time, to fully take in the majesty of the moment. Thank goodness for YouTube! (Never thought I’d say that.) We’ve scoured …


25+ Nature and Wildlife Mobile Apps

8/15/2011 // By Danielle Brigida

Do you have a smart phone and want to use it to explore nature? The saying, “there’s an app for that,” rings true in this case. I’ve tested out a number of smart phone applications, and I must say they …


A Pika Running Over my Foot, Misguided Frog Mating, and Other Lurid Tales from a Hike in Yosemite

7/23/2011 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

“Bully!” as Teddy Roosevelt would have exclaimed, seems the most appropriate way to describe my perfect day hiking in Yosemite National Park last week. I wandered for an afternoon in the Gaylor Lakes basin (Tioga Country is my favorite place …

Lioness and cub

A Picture-Perfect Mother’s Day [Photo slideshow]

5/4/2011 // By Anne Cissel

Enjoy these animal mother and baby photographs, then enter your own wildlife pictures in the 41st annual National Wildlife Photo Contest!

Hop to It! Take Part in Save the Frogs Day on April 29

4/28/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

It took me a long time to love frogs. Growing up in New Mexico, I have always been more of a reptiles fan, preferring the horned lizard to spiny frogs. It isn’t that I had anything against frogs, but I …

Frog in Costa Rica by Lise U. Chase

National Frog Month: 6 Ways to Tell If You Are a Frog

4/1/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

  A concerned reader writes: “I hear that April is National Frog Month, so I would like to know, how do I tell whether I am a frog?  And if I am one, can I get some sort of government …

rocket frog

The Amazing Lives of Leaping Wildlife

3/16/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

Staying with the 2011 National Wildlife Week theme of “wildlife that move us,” we are looking today at wildlife that engage in jumping, leaping and hopping or otherwise use bursts of energy to propel themselves into the air.  Of the many ways that …

Wood frog

Sign of Spring: Wood Frog Chorus

2/28/2011 // By Kelly Senser

I DID A DOUBLE TAKE when I passed the pond outside my office window this morning: activity! Dozens of frogs were moving about the water in the Certified Wildlife Habitat® at NWF’s headquarters in Reston, Virginia. Handicapped by my nearsightedness, …