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Wildlife Photos We’ll Never Forget

3/8/2012 // By Mark Wexler

Photography has played a prominent role in National Wildlife ever since the first issue came out in 1962. In the 50 years since, the magazine has published more than 14,000 photos taken by thousands of photographers from all over the …

Valentine's Day, birds, wildlife, feeding mates

Valentine’s Day: A Holiday for Real Animals

2/13/2012 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Naturalist, writer and NWF Conservation Hall of Fame inductee Ernest Thompson Seton, whose animal tales were popular among a wide audience in the early 1900s, wrote in Wild Animals I Have Known, “Man has nothing that the animals have not at …

Snowy owl by Barbara J. Fleming

Bird of the Week: Snowy Owl

7/12/2011 // By Laura Tangley

With the final Harry Potter movie opening this week, J.K. Rowling fans across the country will once again have their minds on owls. On her website, The Owls of Harry Potter, writer, photographer and radio producer Laura Erickson notes: “In J.K. Rowling’s …

Gray Catbird by Robert Strickland

Bird of the Week: Gray Catbird

6/29/2011 // By Laura Tangley

Of all the wonderful birds that visit my Washington, DC, Certified Wildlife Habitat® site each summer, my very favorite species is the gray catbird. Mostly slate gray—with a small black cap, darker gray tail and rusty patch just under the tail—the …

Tree frog in South Africa by Charl Roux

Snap and Share! Celebrate Nature Photography Day With NWF

6/15/2011 // By Rachel Faulkner

Wednesday, June 15th is Nature Photography Day – a day to explore nature through a camera lens and celebrate photos that inspire us to conserve wildlife and wild places. I have always loved nature photos, and only recently got into …

Brown Pelican by Jim Gray

Bird of the Week: Brown Pelican

5/18/2011 // By Laura Tangley

This Friday, May 20, 2011, the nation will celebrate Endangered Species Day. Of the nearly 2,000 plant and animal species listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act— first passed in 1966 and updated in 1973—few provide better …

Canada warber by Darlene Friedman

Bird of the Week: Canada Warbler

5/13/2011 // By Laura Tangley

Across the United States, tens of thousands of birds that have wintered in Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean are on the move this month, making their way toward breeding grounds in North America. To celebrate the amazing long-distance feats performed by these …

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