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Snowy owl by Barbara J. Fleming

Bird of the Week: Snowy Owl

7/12/2011 // By Laura Tangley

With the final Harry Potter movie opening this week, J.K. Rowling fans across the country will once again have their minds on owls. On her website, The Owls of Harry Potter, writer, photographer and radio producer Laura Erickson notes: “In J.K. Rowling’s […] Read more >

Barn Owl by Ann Mikeal

Bird of the Week: Barn Owl

10/25/2010 // By Laura Tangley

Silent, stealthy hunters that are active at night, owls in general have been associated with magic, evil and death for thousands of years. The Aztecs portrayed their god of death as an owl, Native Americans linked the birds with black […] Read more >

Ranger Rick at Hike and Seek Chicago

Bringing Outdoor Fun to the Windy City – Hike & Seek Takes on Chicago

10/8/2010 // By Karoline Hurd

Friday, October 1, couldn’t have been any nicer. The weather was picture perfect and Chicago seemed to be enjoying the beginning of a beautiful fall weekend. After receiving the much-anticipated Chicago Parks permit via fax at my hotel, we drove […] Read more >

Owl Movie Premieres Tonight

9/24/2010 // By David Mizejewski

Friday night is movie night and National Wildlife Federation is the education partner on the great new animated film Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole. The film follows Soren, a young barn owl enthralled by his father’s epic stories of […] Read more >

Exploring New Places

9/9/2009 // By Mary Quattlebaum

Children’s author Mary Quattlebaum picks some great books about nature that’s not necessarily in your backyard. Read more >

Dave Mizejewski to Talk Bullfrogs, Bats and Backyard Campout on Tuesday’s Today Show

6/22/2009 // By Kristin Johnson

UPDATE 6/23: Watch David’s appearance here! NWF naturalist David Mizejewski will be making a live appearance on the Today Show tomorrow morning (June 23rd) to promote the Great American Backyard Campout, happening in backyards across the country this weekend, June […] Read more >

A Little Night Magic

1/16/2009 // By Mary Quattlebaum

Children’s author Mary Quattlebaum shares one of her favorite books, “Owl Moon.” Read more >

Kids and Wildlife – A Perfect Big Screen Combination

4/10/2006 // By Larry Schweiger

As a young boy, my two brothers and I spent much of our free time playing in a forested area called Fox Ridge twelve miles north of Pittsburgh. It was our world. We knew every tree in the woods, every […] Read more >