National Wildlife Week

Wood frog by Dave Huth.

5 Frogs Coming to a Pond Near You

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 …

The Hellbender Salamander – Our Most Bizarre National Treasure

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 …

Go Fish: Celebrate National Wildlife Week by Going Fishing

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 …

Shirley Temple Promoting National Wildlife Poster Stamps

Remembering Shirley Temple Black, NWF Spokesperson and Board Member

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.

Seeds of National Wildlife Week Sprout for Earth Day Celebration

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 …

Have You Hugged a Tree Lately?

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. …

Molly Ringwald Celebrates National Wildlife Week on Today Show

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 …

Florida Tree Planting Event Lands a Special Guest Star

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 …

D Scott Taylor in Mangroves

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

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.

Forests in a Warming World

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 …

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