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Slaty egret fishing in Chobe River National Park, Botswana

Photo of the Day: Slaty Egret

4/6/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

Share Your Nature Photos! Do you have photos of wildlife? Show off your work by joining our National Wildlife Photo Challenge — a free activity for members of our Flickr group. This Photo of the Day was donated by a […] Read more >

NWF Celebrates with Military Kids and Families in the Great Outdoors

4/3/2012 // By Hillary Tipton

On Sunday, April 1st, NWF’s Be Out There campaign joined the Sierra Club, the Outdoors Alliance for Kids, the National Military Family Association, and more than twenty other organizations at an event to kick off the Month of the Military […] Read more >

Glacier National Park in Montana (flickr | Meredith Rendall Photography)

National Parks Can Help Make America’s Kids Healthier…and That Helps Parks, Too.

1/27/2012 // By Max Greenberg

A lot happened at America’s Summit on National Parks, which met this week in the large, confusing Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington. Its purpose was plan for the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service in […] Read more >

Last spring we visited Virginia's Great Falls National Park during one of the free weekends.

Top Reasons Why Your Family Will Love Visiting National Parks

1/13/2012 // By Kristy Myers

  I’m packing for our first-ever trip to Everglades National Park. It’s my kids’ winter break, and when we sat down as a family to figure out where we wanted to go, it was my wildlife-loving son who lobbied hard […] Read more >

6 Ways to Honor Veterans and the Great Outdoors this Nov. 11

11/9/2011 // By Patricia Tillmann

  I grew up in a military family as passionate about recycling and nature as it was about patriotism and public service. I guess it’s no surprise these twin passions drive my favorite Veterans Day activities: thanking the veterans in my life […] Read more >

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A Pika Running Over my Foot, Misguided Frog Mating, and Other Lurid Tales from a Hike in Yosemite

7/23/2011 // By Beth Pratt

“Bully!” as Teddy Roosevelt would have exclaimed, seems the most appropriate way to describe my perfect day hiking in Yosemite National Park last week. I wandered for an afternoon in the Gaylor Lakes basin (Tioga Country is my favorite place […] Read more >

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Changing Times for the Gray Wolf

1/27/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Political, social and cultural progress on conservation issues are often slow in arriving, but when seen from atop the arc of time, the progress conservationists have made on some issues is just amazing. Below are comments that reflect how attitudes […] Read more >

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Help Halt Drilling on Crucial Moose Habitat

1/21/2011 // By Megan Blevins

If you’ve never had the chance to venture out west to Yellowstone National Park, let me describe a scene for you: mountains covered by lodgepole pines, a place where rivers cut deep canyons across the land and quiet mornings interrupted […] Read more >

Report: Climate Change Is Greatest Threat Ever To U.S. National Parks

10/3/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

In a recently released report, our colleagues at the Natural Resources Defense Council have identified how great a threat global warming poses to U.S. national parks. U.S. Today Science Fair reports: The report – National Parks in Peril: The Threats of Climate […] Read more >

Make the Call Today

10/1/2009 // By Julia Marden

All week we’ve been talking about the wildlife and wild places that need your help. Frogs are dying out. National parks face threats from severe drought and storms. Bears can’t hibernate the whole winter. So here’s what you can do […] Read more >