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National Wildlife Week: Charlotte Attracts Extraordinary Wildlife Through Community Habitats

3/9/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak

In 2013, the Charlotte Reconnecting Ourselves with Nature (CROWN) chapter of North Carolina Wildlife Federation launched the Charlotte Naturally initiative to get the city certified as a Community Wildlife Habitat.  Their efforts have paid off — the city has now […] Read more >

National Wildlife Week: Bronx Guild High Boasts New York City’s Largest Orchard

3/9/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak

One great way to engage multiple generations to live together with wildlife is to support multidisciplinary environmental education in schools, through great programs like Eco Schools USA. One of the many standout Eco-Schools in the U.S. is just south of […] Read more >

National Wildlife Week: Urban Wildlife Finds a Home in Albuquerque

3/9/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak

  There is a 100-year tradition of protecting public lands in Albuquerque, stemming from the time Aldo Leopold spent there, as recounted in his classic book of essays A Sand County Almanac. Aldo Leopold helped create both the New Mexico […] Read more >

National Wildlife Week: Cooper City Creates a Home for Burrowing Owls

3/9/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak

In late February, more than 40 families joined together at Forest Lake Park in Cooper City, Florida to create 6 artificial burrows for its resident burrowing owls. Many of the children attend Griffin Elementary School and along with Teacher Jacque […] Read more >

Bumble Bee by Josh Mayes

National Wildlife Week: Atlanta Partnership Comes Together for Pollinators

3/9/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak

As a growing number of organizations spring to action on behalf of declining populations of pollinators across the country, partnerships like the Greater Atlanta Pollinator Partnership (GAPP), which was initiated in 2009, are seeing great success in creating homes for […] Read more >

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How to Live Responsibly Alongside Our Wild Neighbors

3/5/2015 // By Dani Tinker

Urban ecosystems are increasingly becoming critical habitats for wildlife. It’s time we embrace it, roll out the welcome mat and find ways to live responsibly alongside our wild neighbors. This list is simply a starting place, please add your advice and tips […] Read more >

A may fly. Photo by Dave Funk, courtesy Stroud Research Center.

Bugs Are Beautiful (Really!)

3/20/2014 // By Guest Author

By Beverly Payton  Chances are that if you were asked to name some animals that make up the wonderful diversity of wildlife in and around our streams and rivers, you probably mention fish, frogs, turtles and, maybe, some aquatic mammals, […] Read more >

Park Rangers from Blue Heron Park assist PS 57 students with water sampling studies.

Students at PS 57 Conduct a 14-Month Water Quality Study

3/20/2014 // By Emily Fano

March 17–23 is National Wildlife Week, and this year’s theme is water, specifically people and wildlife’s shared need for clean water. In keeping with this year’s theme, Junior Scientists and Junior Rangers at PS57, a Green Flag Eco-School in Staten Island New York, […] Read more >

Wood frog by Dave Huth.

5 Frogs Coming to a Pond Near You

3/19/2014 // By Dani Tinker

The beginning of spring signals the return of frogs to local vernal pools, streams, and wetlands. Frogs are amphibians, which means “double life,” because they live part of their lives on land, and part of it in water. That means […] Read more >

Hellbender salamander photo by Flickr user KErry Wixted.

The Hellbender Salamander – Our Most Bizarre National Treasure

3/18/2014 // By Guest Author

The hellbender is an animal of contradictions. It has lungs, but is not an air breather. Young hellbenders are fish food, but adults swallow fish whole. Sometimes hellbenders eat other hellbenders. During the breeding season, a single male vigilantly guards […] Read more >