National Wildlife Week

pacific giant salamander with John Griffiths and CCC member Winnie

Inspiration for a New Generation of Conservationists

As we celebrate the members that make a difference across the nation for National Wildlife Week, I’m again reminded of how important it is to ensure we engage students to …

otter with trout

Bringing Wildlife Photography to Life

There are some things you never forget when you truly experience nature around you. The rush of excitement, the smells, the sounds, who you were with — it cements itself into your memory. …

Poster from the first National Wildlife Week, March 20-26, 1938

Designating a Week for Wildlife

Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. As part of our 80th anniversary celebration, we are recognizing important moments in our history …

Dogs playing on the beach. Photo by Abby Barber

Meet Your Pets’ Wild Relatives

Ask me to describe my dog, Humphrey, in one word and I immediately think “Wild.”  Not just because he is a sweet-faced troublemaker, but because he reminds me of his …

International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park, Portland Oregon. Photo by InSapphoWeTrust, Flickr Creative Commons

Fun Parks to Visit in the Top 10 Cities for Wildlife

Parks are great places to get outdoors and see wildlife, especially in cities. Whether a park is 100 acres or 4000 acres, wildlife is sure to be found in the …

National Wildlife Week: Salmon Free in the Heart of Portland

Oregon’s two largest spring Chinook salmon runs, located in the Columbia and Willamette rivers, connect in the city of Portland.Chinook salmon, a keystone species, are a source of great economic, …

National Wildlife Week: Going Batty in Austin, TX

At Bat Conservation International in Austin, TX, Dianne Odegard is education and public outreach manager. At home, as a bat rehabilitator, she can have 7-8 native species of insectivorous bats …

4 Animals You Didn’t Know Are Native to the US

I live in an apartment, so my life with wildlife is limited to spotting squirrels and the occasional bird in my shared backyard. But since it is National Wildlife Week …

National Wildlife Week: Banks of “America’s Forgotten River” Become Home for Bald Eagles

Earth Conservation Corps, NWF’s District of Columbia affiliate, has been hard at work restoring the wetland and riparian habitat along America’s “forgotten river,” the Anacostia, at Diamond Teague Park.  Over …

National Wildlife Week: Baltimore Community Habitat Steps Up for a Healthy Bay

We all know that Baltimore is for the birds, and NWF and the National Aquarium, its Maryland affiliate, have teamed up to help Baltimore “B’More Wild”— aiming to create the …

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