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Which Backyard Wildlife Species Are You?

4/4/2014 // By Dani Tinker

We all have a favorite backyard species, beautiful birds, butterflies, mammals or other wonderful creatures. What if they’re your favorite because they remind you of yourself? Find out which species you are and get ready for Garden for Wildlife Month in […] Read more >

Cottontails feed mainly on herbaceous plants such as clovers, grasses, and low broad-leafed weeds in summer and buds, twigs, and bark in winter. (Photo: Chuanxiao Li)

Six of the Sexiest “Vegetarians” in Your Backyard

7/10/2012 // By Anne Senft

Enjoy these plant-eating beauties found in backyards across the nation. Read more >

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Photo of the Day: Salad Bar

6/18/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

Eastern cottontail munching on flowers Photo by Flickr member LAP75 See more of LAP75′s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo of the Day! Share your […] Read more >

Rabbit by Sarah Rose

Easter, Eggs and Your Backyard

4/4/2012 // By Mark Wexler

As far as I know, no rabbit has ever left an egg in my backyard during Easter. But birds have, and with spring arriving earlier than usual this year, some of our feathered friends have been busy for days ahead of their normal schedules, building nests on my property. (photo by Sarah Rose) Read more >

Bald Eagle - NWF/John C Moerk

Save State and Tribal Wildlife Grants!

4/5/2011 // By Helen Chmura

  When I think of conservation successes, I think of the bald eagle.  While the Endangered Species Act was critical for the eagle’s recovery, we also need to thank the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program.  When the grant program […] Read more >

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The Amazing Lives of Leaping Wildlife

3/16/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

Staying with the 2011 National Wildlife Week theme of “wildlife that move us,” we are looking today at wildlife that engage in jumping, leaping and hopping or otherwise use bursts of energy to propel themselves into the air.  Of the many ways that […] Read more >

Outdoor Kids: Time For You

9/16/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

More and more, I notice the importance of time outside for me in addition to its importance for my family. Riding a bike has been an easy way to get some exercise and fresh air, and notice the nature around […] Read more >

In Search of Urban Critters

7/2/2008 // By Jane Kirkland

People often think they have to travel far to see nature. They overlook the nature in their own backyards, schoolyards, neighborhoods and yes, even cities. There is plenty of nature in our cities and you don’t have to be in […] Read more >

A Visit from the Easter Hare

3/23/2008 // By Danielle Brigida

Even Peter Cottontail would approve of the facts below, I think. Here’s some information on our little furry friends…. The Easter Bunny is getting ready for his big day this Sunday, but did you know that the original “bunny” was […] Read more >

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Mother Nature’s Late Show: 9 Tips for Watching Wildlife at Night

10/1/2005 // By Guest Author

When the sun goes down and songbirds disappear into cover to roost, you might think that backyard wildlife watching is finished for the day. But the truth is that when darkness sets in, there is merely a change of characters […] Read more >