Henry David Thoreau

Let’s Not Lose this Magical Place for Moose and Loon

“The spruce and cedar on its shores, hung with gray lichens, looked at a distance like the ghosts of trees. Ducks were sailing here and there on its surface, and …

redbud, virginia, garden for wildlife month

For Wildlife Garden Month: Thoreau’s Thoughts on Trees

Here at NWF we are celebrating Garden for Wildlife Month, because May is perfect for making home gardens into wildlife havens. Even if your garden is only a window box, …

In southwestern Virginia, redbuds bloom in spring

5 Ways to Tell Spring Has Arrived

National Wildlife Federation Conservation Hall of Fame honoree Henry David Thoreau wrote in his journal on March 17, 1857, “No mortal is alert enough to be present at the first …

A brook cuts through a winter landscape by John J. Stier

10 Comments about Winter from Henry David Thoreau

Winter is here, as residents in various snowy, icy, frozen parts of the nation have noticed. For many people it is a bleak season, with the first day of winter …

Moonrise near Homer Alaska by Doug Kaufman

What They’ve Said: Meditations on Nature

Your Child’s “Happy Place”

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