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5 Creative Tips to Rejuvenate the 2011 Holiday Season

12/9/2011 // By Marine Jaouen

At age 10, no feeling in the world could compare to the juvenile exultation of Christmas morning. I still remember the overwhelming excitement that snapped my sleepy eyes open. Thirteen years later, I may not have the same urge to …

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A New Way to Give to Wildlife: Shift My Gift

10/31/2011 // By NWF

Shift My Gift launched August 15th of this year and has started to change the way people donate to non-profit organizations – and how they celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions.

This is cute, but admit it--it's also really weird-looking. (flickr | Jim Bahn)

Top 5 Real Sea Serpents. Sort of.

8/5/2011 // By Max Greenberg

Shark Week? Not bad, not bad. I myself am a lifelong fan of the ecologically vital and ridiculously cool cartilaginous fish that terrorized Amity Island and Crocosaurus alike. I give sharks a 10. But for a truly unique maritime experience, …

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Looking for An Excuse to Party? Here is a Squirrely One

1/18/2011 // By Mary Burnette

Celebrate National Squirrel Appreciation Day on January 21, 2011 by giving these furry friends something to munch on as they scrounge for winter food sources.

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Santa Goes Green

12/22/2010 // By Mary Burnette

For years, my husband has wrapped all his Christmas presents in the comic pages from our newspaper. This year there is even a present under the tree wrapped in the flyer from our local supermarket listing this week’s holiday specials. …

Reindeer: Twelve Fascinating Facts About These Amazing Creatures

12/21/2010 // By Kevin Coyle

Reindeer are prominent in our holiday music and images.  They pull Santa’s sleigh, have red noses, have names, and fly.  But how much do you really know about this northernmost deer species? Here are 12 fascinating facts you can use …

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Ho, Ho, Ho! The Season’s Best Family Outdoor Fun from the Web

12/20/2010 // By Elizabeth Schleichert

Ranger Rick editor Libby Schleichert offers the best outdoor nature activities for the holiday season.

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New Holidays to Celebrate Outdoors in 2011

12/17/2010 // By Guest Author

Got plans for Save a Spider Day? How about Plant a Flower Day?

Wildlife & Outdoor Books for Holiday Gifts

12/16/2010 // By NWF

Finding gifts for an outdoor-inclined loved one can sometimes be a challenge. Books are always a great option.

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8 Gifts to Inspire Outdoor Play

12/10/2010 // By Guest Author

This holiday season, give a gift that gets the kids off the couch and into the sunshine

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