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Nuttall's woodpecker fledgling by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Anthony Mancini.

8 Wonky and Wonderful Woodpecker Adaptations

12/15/2014 // By Dani Tinker

Each winter I’m absolutely thrilled to see woodpeckers in the woods of Virginia. Woodpeckers are a welcome part of my cold weather hikes, when wildlife sightings become more rare. I’ve had a few looming curiosities about these birds. For example, how …

Dolphin mother and her calf in the Gulf. Photo by Pete Markham, Flickr

Weekly News Roundup: Recommendations for Gulf Restoration and more!

12/12/2014 // By Linda Argueta

On Tuesday, the National Wildlife Federation released a report describing the restoration efforts needed to benefit wildlife, water quality and ecosystems across the Gulf. Restoring the Gulf of Mexico for People and Wildlife: Recommended Projects and Priorities goes into great …

Summer tanager by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant John Bomar Jr.

Seven Red Birds for the Holidays

12/10/2014 // By David Mizejewski

Red is a color associated with Christmas, Yule and the winter holiday season in general. Here in North America, we don’t have too many wildlife species that are red. There are a few reptiles that have a bit of red …

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Throw a Ranger Rick Halloween Party!

10/22/2014 // By Michele Reyzer

As one of the editors for Ranger Rick magazine, I get to create lots of kid-friendly crafts and recipes. Since autumn is my favorite time of the year, coming up with fun activities for Halloween is the best part of …

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Gifts For Kids Who Love Animals

12/10/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

Many of my close friends have young children now, and though the kids are all different ages (2 – 10), they have one thing in common: they all like animals. So, this holiday season I went searching for gifts that …

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Weekly News Roundup- November 22, 2013

11/22/2013 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Want to Avoid Yard Work this Fall? Good! Leaves help wildlife. Turkish Delight. Six tips for feeding wild turkeys with your garden. Artificial Reef Science. Are we there yet?  John Kostyack on …

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The Joy of the Season

12/18/2012 // By Laura Hickey

As the holiday season is upon us, it always prompts me to reflect on all of the things that I hold dear – family, friends, colleagues, and our schools and teachers.  In light of the incredibly senseless and horrific events at …

Holiday gifts ideas for outdoor play.

Holiday Gifts for Outdoor Play: Think Outside the (X) Box

11/9/2012 // By Lindsay Legendre

We have updated gift ideas for 2013! Check out some Gifts for Kids Who Love Animals >> Paging through the latest toy catalog from one of my favorite department stores, I noticed not one of the kid’s holiday toys encouraged …

Happy Holidays from Yosemite!

12/14/2011 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

The California office of the National Wildlife Federation wishes you a Happy Holidays from Yosemite National Park. Thank you for your support of wildlife and wild places!

Buying your holiday tree from a local farm.

Buy Local and Get Your Kids Outdoors — A Christmas Tree Tale

12/9/2011 // By Kristy Myers

I’m always on the hunt for creative ways to enjoy family time outdoors. As a busy parent, I’m also always looking for clever ways to make our family “To Do” list fun. We’d set aside last weekend to do our holiday …

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