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Fishing is an excellent way for parents to connect with their children in nature. Photo by John Gale.

Go Fish: Celebrate National Wildlife Week by Going Fishing

3/14/2014 // By Russell Bassett

What are your plans for National Wildlife Week? This year’s theme for the March 17-23 celebration of all things wild is “Wildlife and Water: From the mountains to the rivers to the oceans.” With a theme like that, may I […] Read more >

Shirley Temple Promoting National Wildlife Poster Stamps

Remembering Shirley Temple Black, NWF Spokesperson and Board Member

2/11/2014 // By NWF

We learned today of the passing of former child star Shirley Temple Black, who died of natural causes Monday night at the age of 85. Among her many accomplishments—from being the curly-headed darling of Hollywood to her years as a foreign diplomat—we knew her as one of National Wildlife Federation’s first celebrity spokespeople. Read more >

National Wildlife Photo Contest entry by Helen Anderson.

Seeds of National Wildlife Week Sprout for Earth Day Celebration

4/18/2013 // By Eliza Russell

While celebrating National Wildlife Week in March, we told you about the many roles of trees in the lives of wildlife. Birds, insects and critters — from the diminutive shrew to the huge moose — rely on trees, just as we do […] Read more >

The Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Flickr photo by NCinDC.

Have You Hugged a Tree Lately?

3/25/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Melinda Housholder. When I did field work with the National Park Service a few years ago along the National Mall, I hugged trees on a daily basis. Well, by that I mean, when checking for the DBH […] Read more >

Today Show host Hoda Kotb, NWF Naturalist David Mizejewski, and Actress Molly Ringwald celebrate National Wildlife Week

Molly Ringwald Celebrates National Wildlife Week on Today Show

3/22/2013 // By David Mizejewski

Actress Molly Ringwald guest-hosted the fourth hour of The Today Show this morning with Hoda Kotb. I grew up in the ’80s watching her in films such as Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, so when I found out that […] Read more >

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Florida Tree Planting Event Lands a Special Guest Star

3/22/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Bruce Brown, the Director of the Florida Scrub-Jay Consortium in Clermont, Florida. Here at the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail in Clermont Florida, we kicked off National Wildlife Week two days early and spread it out over the next seven days […] Read more >

D Scott Taylor in Mangroves

Twenty-Five Years in the Mud: How a Quirky Little Fish Changed My Life

3/21/2013 // By Guest Author

Sometimes it is the smallest things that are life-changing: the simple act of placing four little fish in a bucket led to over 25 years of research and insights into the remarkable life of a very unusual fish. Read more >

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Forests in a Warming World

3/21/2013 // By Amanda Staudt

Mountain pine beetles have devastated nearly 7 million acres of pine forests in Colorado, Wyoming, and South Dakota since 1996. And, that pales in comparison to the more than 40 million acres of pines lost in British Columbia. These stunning […] Read more >

Tree Time: A Kids’ Guide to Tree Facts and Fun

3/20/2013 // By Lindsay Legendre

“I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree,” wrote poet Joyce Kilmer. In addition to their beauty, trees are regal and leafy friends that play an important role in our environment and serve all […] Read more >

Great horned owlets in tree cavity

Photo of the Day: Heart of Great Horned Owls

3/20/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

Photo by Jerry Patterson See more of Jerry Patterson’s photos on Flickr >> Celebrating National Wildlife Week The theme for National Wildlife Week 2013 is “Branching Out For Wildlife” and today, day 3, focuses on the tree trunk. Many species, […] Read more >