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Go Green Times Three This St. Patrick’s Day

Guest Post By Susan E. Goodman There’s a saying that everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Shamrocks and leprechauns are one way to go green on March 17th, but there …

Sucia Island State Park is a 564-acre marine park with 77,700 feet of shoreline. Sucia Island is considered the crown jewel of the state's marine park system. It is consistently ranked as one of the top boating destinations in the world. Sucia Island and several smaller islands comprise the "Sucia group."

Share Your Photos to Protect Washington’s State Parks

Next week, our beloved Washington State Parks will turn 100 years old, but their future is uncertain as budget cuts put the entire park system at risk. The thought of …

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The Best Apps for Kids who Love Animal Facts

Find out which wildlife-themed kids apps engaged my kids and hopefully they will inspire your kids to care about wildlife too!

Deer me, who knew I would miss hemlocks so much?

NWF recently released a report on how climate is already impacting wildlife, detailing everything from dropping numbers of moose in New England to bears not hibernating much (if at all) …

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National Squirrel Appreciation Day: Robo-rodents, Plus a Squirrel-Food Recipe

Although January 21st has been recognized as National Squirrel Appreciation Day since 2001, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technologyhave carried squirrel appreciation way beyond a puny period of 24 …

Photo: U.S. Geological Survey, mistletoe, Christmas, kiss

12 Things to Know about Mistletoe

Often used as a symbol of renewal because it stays green all winter, mistletoe is famed for its stolen-kisses power. But the plant also is important to wildlife, and it …

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Victory for California’s Harbor Seals!

Thanks to thousands of wildlife advocates like you, the Obama Administration and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar have granted full wilderness protection to Drakes Estero, the ecological heart of Point Reyes …

Haycock Township, PA Becomes a Certified Community Wildlife Habitat

Congratulations to Haycock Township, Pennsylvania for becoming the 63rd Certified Community Wildlife Habitat in the nation and the third community in Pennsylvania to achieve this honor.  Haycock Township is a …

Holiday gifts ideas for outdoor play.

Holiday Gifts for Outdoor Play: Think Outside the (X) Box

We have updated gift ideas for 2013! Check out some Gifts for Kids Who Love Animals >> Paging through the latest toy catalog from one of my favorite department stores, …

A female Townsend's big-eared bat, Corynorhinus townsendii.

13 Halloween Wildlife Myths – Debunked!

While you were out appreciating costumes and nighttime wildlife you may have wondered: Can owls turn their heads all the way around? Was that a bat I saw? Is the …

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