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Gifts That Help Wildlife

11/30/2015 // By David Mizejewski

With the holiday shopping season upon us, here are some gifts ideas from our new Garden for Wildlife Gift Guide catalog that will help attract birds, butterflies and other wildlife to your yard or garden. These make perfect gifts for the birder …

Barred owl

National Wildlife Week: Charlotte Attracts Extraordinary Wildlife Through Community Habitats

3/9/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak

In 2013, the Charlotte Reconnecting Ourselves with Nature (CROWN) chapter of North Carolina Wildlife Federation launched the Charlotte Naturally initiative to get the city certified as a Community Wildlife Habitat.  Their efforts have paid off — the city has now …

Sandhill Cranes (photo credit: Flickr user Tucker Hammerstrom)

6 Animals that Mate for Life

2/10/2015 // By Courtney Hyde

Valentine’s Day has arrived again! For some, this means the traditional sentimental card, flowers, and buying candy for our sweetheart. For others, it means railing against the greeting card holiday to end all greeting card holidays (and buying chocolate for …

Great Horned Owl by Roger Garber

Winter Weather’s Fine for Nesting Great Horned Owls

2/10/2014 // By Laura Tangley

Here in North America, where much of the continent is battling ice, snow and bone-chilling cold, this may seem like a very bad time of year for a bird to nest. But to the great horned owl, February is the ideal …

Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Robert Palmer.

Snowy Owl – A Connection to the Far North (and the Perils of Keystone XL)

2/6/2014 // By Larry Schweiger

In Washington these days, the idea that we can build the 35 million-gallons-per-day Keystone XL tar sands export pipeline and suffer no ill consequences is treated as serious thinking. But a visitor rarely seen in DC has given our nation’s …

Photo by Doug Inkley

Creating a Habitat for Screech Owls

2/5/2014 // By Doug Inkley

On a cold winter day my favorite little screech owl recently spent the afternoon sunning. Dressed in its handsome feathered suit, my screech owl becomes almost invisible sitting in the opening of its nest hole. Usually hidden away in the …

Snowy owl, like Hedwig, from National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest entrant Kim Leblanc.

How to Enjoy Owls in Winter (or Anytime)

1/29/2014 // By Dani Tinker

Owls have been in the spotlight recently, from the DC snowy owl to the Colbert Report. They are incredible and elusive creatures. Here are some ways you can experience and learn about owls first-hand this winter. Go on an owl …

Snowy Owl in Washington DC

Snowy Owl Sighting in Downtown DC

1/24/2014 // By Kristin Johnson

Today brought another rare sighting of a snowy owl in downtown Washington, D.C., this time on the Washington Post building at the corner of 15th and L St. N.W. (Any votes for renaming it the Owl Post?) The news sparked …

Great Gray Owl

These Animals Don’t Care That It’s Freezing Outside

12/14/2013 // By Dani Tinker

I was the first one to bust out my puffy jacket, gloves and hat to stay warm. I don’t like coffee, but I offer to hold other people’s drinks to warm my hands. I nuzzle my nose in my scarf. …

Brown bear mother and cub

Thanksgiving Wishes to NWF Donors

11/22/2013 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Every year around Thanksgiving, NWF staff members phone a selected list of individual donors to thank them for their generosity in supporting the Federation’s conservation work. In making these calls, we touch base person-to-person with the people who make our …

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