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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 >

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Should You Be Scared of These Three Creepy Creatures?

10/28/2011 // By Rachel Faulkner

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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A Truly Scary Halloween Story: Bats Are In Trouble

10/27/2011 // By Megan Blevins

Wildlife-Friendly DMV connects wildlife enthusiasts in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia to local wildlife and the National Wildlife Federation. I will share with you the wildlife and nature where I “roam,” and bring to life the stories of […] Read more >

Great horned owl by Larry Hitchens

5 Spook-tacular Animals to Welcome to Your Garden this Halloween

10/26/2011 // By NWF

Each year at Halloween, popular decorations and public perceptions can give some animals a reputation for being menacing or malignant. But some of these creepy critters, like spiders, owls and bats, can be especially beneficial to your backyard habitat. Owls […] Read more >

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My Double Rainbow Halloween Costume

10/29/2010 // By Carla Brown

A few days ago I blogged about my recycled Halloween costumes from past years. And at the end, I said I would reveal my 2010 costume after the National Wildlife Federation’s Halloween party. Well, here it is! *drum roll* A […] Read more >

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Now that’s scary! White-nose syndrome decimating US bat populations

10/28/2010 // By Helen Chmura

It’s almost Halloween and there is no better time to spotlight an animal in need of our attention: bats! Bat populations across the northeastern United States are being destroyed by a deadly new fungal disease known as white-nose syndrome. As […] Read more >

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My Green Halloween Costumes

10/26/2010 // By Carla Brown

Every year at National Wildlife Federation’s Headquarters office, we hold a Halloween party with prizes for costumes. I like making costumes from recycled materials because of the intellectual challenge and inexpensive supplies. A few years ago, they even made a […] Read more >

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Outdoor Games to Play on Halloween

9/29/2010 // By Guest Author

Trick-or-treating gives families a great reason to venture out after sunset Read more >

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3 Fascinating Facts About Animals At Night

9/29/2010 // By Guest Author

Impress your kids by sharing some “nighttime nature” knowledge this Halloween. Read more >