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Attract These 4 Birds to Control Garden Pests

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

Dr Oz Video

NWF on Dr. Oz Show’s “Dream Team”

  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 …

A striking black-winged red bird, the Scarlet Tanager is a common species of the eastern forest interior. Despite its brilliant coloring it is often overlooked because of its rather secretive behavior and its preference for the forest canopy. (Photo: Daniel Marquis)

Backyard Wildlife Color of the Week: RED

Enjoy these beautiful photos of backyard wildlife that are all or partially red.

Angry Birds

Bugs and Birds Go Boo! Halloween at the National Wildlife Federation

There’s a real bad bug going around the National Wildlife Federation’s headquarters, but it isn’t the flu. Amid candy, cupcakes and unsuspecting coworkers, NWF staff decked themselves out in their …

Photo: Doug Inkley, Ph.D.

If You Don’t Eat Your Veggies Stink Bugs Will

  Unlike scores of children around the globe, brown marmorated stink bugs don’t mind eating their veggies or yours. The invasive species is rather fond of broccoli and asparagus, some …

This stink bug landed on me as I was writing this post.

Stink Bugs Don’t Bite, But They Sure Do Suck

There’s an old saying that house guests and fish stink after three days. Brown marmorated stink bugs, however, are the houseguests that stink right away. If you haven’t seen this …

Photo: Doug Inkley, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, NWF

Taking a Bite Out of Stink Bugs

They fly, they crawl, they cluster and they might even eat some of your food. Chances are you’ve seen or smelled one crawling on your wall or on your shoulder. …

Stink Bug

What’s Bugging You? A Biologist Battles Stink Bugs

They’re the house guests that refuse to leave, make a mess, and creep you out. Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) have been bugging NWF senior biologist Doug Inkley, Ph.D. for …

brown marmorated stink bug nymph

Stink Bugs, Stink Bugs Everywhere

The name says it all. Stink bugs. Some stink bugs species are native to North America and their populations are kept in check by their natural predators.   That’s no …

Getting Outside for Grandma

My maternal grandmother passed away on Tuesday. She was 92—born the same day the Allies beat back German forces in the Battle of Amiens during World War I. I had …

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