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Box Turtle (Photo by Brian Hefele)

Sleeping Animals that are as Shutdown as the Government

10/11/2013 // By Danielle Brigida

While our government is still hibernating, I wanted to highlight some fascinating ways wildlife “shutdown”. 8 Random Facts About Animal “Shutdowns” 1. Eastern box turtles spend nights concealed in a shallow depression in soil or leaf litter. They not only sleep and […] Read more >

Could We Hibernate?

12/22/2011 // By Anne Bolen

It’s that time of year again. I am sitting on my couch under my heaviest blanket with my third cup of coffee, stirred with a candy cane, after just having devoured another piece of pecan pie. As I feel my […] Read more >

Chipmunk Maine Eric J. Eklund 112662 NWF photo contest 2004

NOT Alvin and the Chipmunks: 10 Facts You May Not Know about the Real Rodents

12/13/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Christmas time, and our thoughts turn to—chipmunks. Yes, it is odd that a hibernating rodent would become associated with Christmas, but that is the miracle of radio and a hit song for Alvin and the Chipmunks back in 1958 (when they […] Read more >

Ground Hog

10 Things You May Not Know About Groundhogs

1/13/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

The groundhog, also known as the woodchuck or the mouse bear (because it looks like a miniature bear when sitting upright), first won its reputation as a weather prognosticator in 1886, when the editor of western Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Spirit newspaper, […] Read more >

It’s National Wildlife Week on Wildlife Promise, and beyond!

3/15/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

It is National Wildlife Week, and NWF hopes children will take a walk on the wild side this week—and stay there, for their physical health and engagement with the natural world. Read more >