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GUEST POST: Dispelling Fear of the Phantom Bat

3/24/2012 // By NWF

Dianne Odegard is the Outreach Associate for Bat Conservation International, where she works on issues including education, public help, and bats in buildings. Mexican Free-Tailed Bats are one of the featured species for National Wildlife Week for their extraordinary record […] Read more >

GUEST POST: Hooked on Fishing

3/23/2012 // By NWF

Blake is a freshman at the University of Central Oklahoma majoring in English education.  He grew up in Luther, a small town in central Oklahoma and has volunteered hundreds of hours for conservation organizations in Oklahoma. I can’t remember exactly […] Read more >

Herding bison bound for release at Fort Peck, MT

Weekly News Roundup – March 23, 2012

3/23/2012 // By Marine Jaouen

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Tribes Welcome Home Yellowstone Bison March 21 – After more than a century’s absence, wild, genetically pure bison have returned […] Read more >

Of Puppies and Polar Bears

3/23/2012 // By Melinda Koslow

As we continue to celebrate National Wildlife Week it was also brought to my attention that today is National Puppy Day. For some of us, our love for wildlife is coupled with a love for pets, whether cat, fish, dog […] Read more >

GUEST POST: An Amphibian Filled Field Trip

3/23/2012 // By NWF

Liam McGranaghan teaches Environmental Science at Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville, Virginia. He also teaches natural history field study classes on Birds of Prey and Reptiles/Amphibians for Audubon Naturalist Society cosponsored by the Graduate School in Washington D.C. He is […] Read more >

Skipper on coneflower

“Let’s Go for a Walk” and Other Loving Invitations

3/22/2012 // By Kelly Senser

I LOVE YOU isn’t always expressed in those exact words, but the message is just as sweet to my ears. When my 11-year-old daughter says “Let’s go for a walk, Mom,” I pause, smile and promptly put on my sneakers. […] Read more >

Eastern Hercules Beetle

Awesome Wildlife Record Breakers

3/22/2012 // By Kevin Coyle

Here are some of the many extraordinary facts about wildlife, as a reminder of how deep and rich the natural world really is. Extra-Large Wildlife Blue whales reach lengths of 110 feet (with females being bigger than males), making them […] Read more >

A Nine-banded armadillo. Photo courtesy USFWS.

Falling in Love With the Nine-Banded Armadillo

3/22/2012 // By NWF

Margaret Redman is a Graduate Fellow conducting research on Schoolyard Habitats and outdoor classrooms for the Education Department of National Wildlife Federation. She is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University. When I […] Read more >

Antarctic Fur Seal Pups

15 Adorable Wildlife Puppies for National Puppy Day

3/21/2012 // By Kristin Johnson

Ask anyone who knows me, and they’ll tell you that two of my favorite things are: 1) wildlife and 2) puppies. When I’m not at work helping protect the first, I can most often be found hanging out with my […] Read more >

National Wildlife Week - Wolf

What National Wildlife Week Means To Me

3/21/2012 // By Laura Hickey

The endangered gray wolf was the poster child of the 1974 National Wildlife Week, whose theme was “We Care About Endangered Wildlife.” It’s also the reason that I came to work for the National Wildlife Federation in 1986. In 1974, […] Read more >