Halloween

Giant Spider Web Texas FWP

The Most Fascinating Things About Halloween’s Scariest Creatures

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 …

Angry Birds

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

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 …

Haunted Forests

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 …

8 ft. corn row and cloudy blue sky

Top 5 Halloween Happenings at NWF Seattle

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 …

Wolf spider by Adam Fleishman

Should You Be Scared of These Three Creepy Creatures?

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 …

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

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 …

Jorge, a Big Brown bat. MABlevins/NWF

A Truly Scary Halloween Story: Bats Are In Trouble

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 …

Great horned owl by Larry Hitchens

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

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 …

Double Rainbow Halloween costume

My Double Rainbow Halloween Costume

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 …

little brown bat affected by White-nose syndrome

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

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 …

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