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4 Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree for Wildlife

Each year, about 25-30 million real Christmas trees are sold in the United States, mostly from a selection of about 16 species of tree that we commonly call a “Christmas …

Ten NYC Eco-Schools Raise Over $43,000 With ioby

Guest post by Amy Sirot Ten NYC Eco-Schools are in the midst of an exciting collaboration with ioby, a crowd-resourcing platform for citizen-led neighborhood projects. Each school has chosen a worthy greening …

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Snowfall, Wildlife and Gardens

Have you been dreaming of a white Christmas, or dreading it?  Either way, the very essence of winter in temperate climes is snow. And what a wonderful thing snow is. …

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6 Tips for Feeding Wild Turkeys with Your Garden

Turkeys are some of the most recognizable birds in this country. Holidays like Thanksgiving give us great excuses to learn more than recipes about turkeys and discuss their intriguing history, make turkey-inspired …

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The Wildlife Benefits of Acorns and Oaks

The time of year has come during which, when I’m reading in the evening in the silence of my home, I hear a sharp thwack! on the roof, followed by …

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Native Shrubs for Fall Color and Wildlife Benefits

I used to relish the brilliant red rush of color that burning bush provides in the fall.  I planted several in my yard and had one I could see through my front door sidelight that was dazzling …

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The Salad Bar is Open for Backyard Wildlife

Guest post by Amanda Frayer When we moved into our house in Washington D.C., our yard was turf, pavement and invasive species. We knew it wasn’t a true ecosystem, though …

An Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly. National Wildlife Photo Contest entry by Nicholas Thompson.

Why Dragonflies Would Make Brilliant Spies

Dragonflies are the spies of the natural world. They already have the deceptive cover. They are not dragons. They aren’t even flies. These fascinating creatures have been around for over 350 …

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From Playing in the Garden to Environmental Scientist

College student Deji Akinpelu has been spending time in nature and learning how to save the planet with National Wildlife Federation for most of his life – get inspired by his story!

Weekly News Roundup- May 23, 2013

  |   May 23, 2013

  Bill to Force Keystone Approval a Giveaway to Oil Companies May 22– The U.S. House is set to vote this week on a bill by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) …

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