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A bat approaches an agave branch in Sonoita, Arizona. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant John Hoffman.

10 Reasons You Should Love Bats

10/31/2013 // By Guest Author

Lets face it, bats get a pretty bad rep. Many times in the media they are portrayed as scary, blood sucking, rabid creatures. Only about 1% of bats are believed to carry the rabies virus. And quite a few species can be pretty darn cute! Read more >

A female Townsend's big-eared bat, Corynorhinus townsendii.

13 Halloween Wildlife Myths – Debunked!

11/1/2012 // By Patricia Tillmann

While you were out appreciating costumes and nighttime wildlife you may have wondered: Can owls turn their heads all the way around? Was that a bat I saw? Is the daddy-longlegs venom fatal to us? Find out the answers to […] Read more >

Green roof Halloween costume

My Green Roof Halloween Costume

10/31/2012 // By Carla Brown

This year’s recycled Halloween costume was inspired by the green roof at PS41 in New York City – our hearts are with the teachers and students today! Read more >

Pretty good sign for scrap wood. Don't you think?

Halloween Charity

10/31/2012 // By Curtis Fisher

Combing the things you love with charity is a perfect combination. Read more >

Giant Spider Web Texas FWP

The Most Fascinating Things About Halloween’s Scariest Creatures

10/31/2012 // By Kevin Coyle

Halloween is full of little costumed spooks and goblins.  But it also has its own standard menagerie of “scary” creatures including bats, cats, spiders, ravens and crows.   Indeed, the imagery of a scary Halloween night is full of wild animals.  But […] Read more >

Angry Birds

Bugs and Birds Go Boo! Halloween at the National Wildlife Federation

11/2/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

There’s a real bad bug going around the National Wildlife Federation’s headquarters, but it isn’t the flu. Amid candy, cupcakes and unsuspecting coworkers, NWF staff decked themselves out in their favorite wildlife and environmental-themed costumes. Wild-for-Animals Costumes Read Dr. Inkley’s […] Read more >

Haunted Forests

10/31/2011 // By Bryn Fluharty

Halloween is the time when ghosts of ages past appear! It is not only the ghosts of those people who have past though that can be seen haunting our historic places but plants as well as shown in this spooky […] Read more >

8 ft. corn row and cloudy blue sky

Top 5 Halloween Happenings at NWF Seattle

10/31/2011 // By Patricia Tillmann

The crisp, fall air and brilliant reds and oranges of fall in Seattle make it absolutely impossible not to get outside and enjoy the season. In honor of Seattle’s late-October natural wonders, we decided to share our Top 5 Halloween […] Read more >

Wolf spider by Adam Fleishman

Should You Be Scared of These Three Creepy Creatures?

10/28/2011 // By Rachel Stemen

On Halloween, we take delight in things that are scary, gross us out, and make our skin crawl. These three animals may make you squirm, but you don’t need to be afraid. 1. Spiders There a ton of myths about […] Read more >

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Wendy Williams says “How You Doin’?” to a Giant Toad

10/28/2011 // By David Mizejewski

One of the coolest parts of my job as National Wildlife Federation Naturalist and Media Personality is getting to do TV appearances with live animals to get people excited about the wonderful species that share this planet with us and […] Read more >

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