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What do Cover Crops have to do with Wildlife?

10/3/2013 // By Lara Bryant

National Wildlife Federation has been working hard for the past few years to overcome barriers and support champions of cover crop adoption. In fact, we just released two new reports on cover crops: Counting Cover Crops and Clean Water Grows. […] Read more >

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Beekeeping Offers a Connection with Nature

6/20/2013 // By David Ruckman

NWF’s lead online developer shares memories of his beekeeping hobby. Read more >

Bumblebee on Coneflower by Josh Mayes

In the Buzz About Bees, Don’t Forget the Natives

5/20/2013 // By Laura Tangley

Honeybees have been in the news a lot this month. On May 2, the federal government published results of a comprehensive study looking at potential causes of the insects’ dramatic decline in a phenomenon known as colony-collapse disorder. The widely […] Read more >

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NWF on Dr. Oz Show’s “Dream Team”

5/24/2012 // By David Mizejewski

  Today National Wildlife Federation had our first appearance on the Dr. Oz Show.   The show theme was “surviving summer” and as NWF Naturalist I joined Dr. Oz’s “Dream Team” to give viewers some tips on enjoying the great […] Read more >

Photo by Forrest Brem and Public Library of Science via Wikimedia Commons.

5 Mass Wildlife Deaths to Really be Worried About

1/11/2011 // By David Mizejewski

In the last week, we heard news report after news report of mass wildlife die-off events, making it seem like the Apocalypse was drawing near. Birds dropped out of the sky, dead fish covered miles of the surface of rivers […] Read more >

Save Ice Cream! #HelpHoneyBees

11/5/2009 // By Kristin Johnson

Häagen-Dazs knows the importance of honeybees to ice cream. Pollination is “essential for ingredients in nearly 50 percent of our all-natural superpremium flavors,” according to their website, HelptheHoneyBees.com. In an effort to raise awareness for the decline in honeybee populations […] Read more >

Help For The Declining Bee Population — New Plastic Beehive

8/8/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

In the UK they have launched a public program (using uniquely-designed hive boxes) to encourage homeowners and gardeners (even on roof-tops!) to help raise bees to offset recent declines in their population numbers. Physorg.com reports: "There's no reason why our […] Read more >

Three Things You Can Do for Bees

6/23/2009 // By Julia Marden

I was just flipping through this month’s National Wildlife magazine, and I saw this fascinating article on America’s bees. Bees and other pollinators are disappearing from our country due to a variety of threats to their habitat and climate. And […] Read more >

10 Extraordinary Animal Tactics for Surviving the Cold

2/27/2008 // By Danielle Brigida

Whether they hibernate, have thick fur coats or take shelter, animals are masters of surviving the cold weather. Here are a number of interesting animals and the fascinating things they do to survive harsh conditions. Japan’s macaques monkeys keep warm […] Read more >

Honey Bees: What’s the Buzz About?

5/18/2007 // By Amie Kasakitis

My first encounter with a bee probably went along the same lines as the majority of people’s encounters: the buzz, the flash of yellow and black and then the painful sting. But despite their bad reputation and occasional sting, bees […] Read more >