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An Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly. National Wildlife Photo Contest entry by Nicholas Thompson.

Why Dragonflies Would Make Brilliant Spies

8/23/2013 // By Dani Tinker

Dragonflies are the spies of the natural world. They already have the deceptive cover. They are not dragons. They aren’t even flies. These fascinating creatures have been around for over 350 million years, evolving impressive abilities & sharp senses to take […] Read more >

Texas Wasp Moth

7 Moths that Make Butterflies Look Boring

7/24/2013 // By Dani Tinker

I still like butterflies, but let’s be honest, moths need some love. They just aren’t as popular as butterflies, and they certainly should be! Both belong to the large order of insects, Lepidoptera, which refers to the tiny scales covering most moth […] Read more >

By shooting close to the ground, photographer Rolf Nussbaumer  Western Diamondback Rattlesnake image is larger than life!

5 Last-Minute Steps to Enter the National Wildlife Photo Contest This Weekend

7/19/2013 // By Avelino Maestas

If you hadn’t heard, the deadline was extended for the National Wildlife Photo Contest. Hopefully this will give many of you the time you need to complete your entries and ensure you have a chance at that grand-prize trip to […] Read more >

My kids playing on an iPad

Our Favorite Apps Where You Pretend to be Animals or Naturalists

3/7/2013 // By Carla Brown

Learn about wildilfe by BEING an animal or naturalist in these fun apps. Read more >

Wheel bug (Arilus cristatus)

Photo of the Day: Wheel bug

12/14/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

Photo by Flickr member treegoat See more of treegoat’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo of the Day! Share your images with our Flickr group […] Read more >

From the Music of Nature Website

Spotify Wildlife: Finding Bird, Amphibian and Insect Calls Online

10/5/2012 // By Danielle Brigida

While I’ve written about listening online before, I haven’t really covered how much a curious person can learn from nature just by listening to various wild melodies. With the huge popularity of sites like Pandora and Spotify, I thought it would […] Read more >

Ladybug on acorn

Photo of the Day: A Spot of Color

9/3/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

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Damselfly

Damselflies, Dragonflies and Unexpected Discoveries

8/10/2012 // By Kelly Senser

I’ve got a new hideout. At least that’s what my son calls it—the natural area by the stream down the street. We had stopped by the other day, hoping to catch a glimpse of some tadpoles. We discovered so much […] Read more >

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Attract These 4 Birds to Control Garden Pests

8/8/2012 // By Anne Senft

Find out how to attract birds to your backyard to keep bugs at bay. Read more >

Dr Oz Video

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 >