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Sandhill cranes. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Kathy Urbach

Follow Wildlife to Your Next Campground

8/28/2015 // By Abby Barber

Think you’ve seen all the great campsites? How about trying something new as part of your Great American Campout? Rather than following your normal camping route, mix it up and travel along with wildlife! As National Wildlife Federation’s new book Migration …

Snake slithers in Maryland by Hannah Grove.

Eliminating Snakes in Your Yard

7/24/2014 // By David Mizejewski

As National Wildlife Federation Naturalist, I frequently get questions from folks about “getting rid of” wildlife in their yard. Especially snakes. Unfortunately, most of the advice you can find online on the subject is bad. Mothballs are often suggested, but they …

Dead Trees Are Anything But Dead

7/16/2014 // By Dani Tinker

I recently learned that dead trees provide vital habitat for more than 1,000 species of wildlife nationwide. The two most common types of dead wood you’ll find in your yard, along a trail or at a park are snags (upright) and logs …

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The Evolutionary Arms Race Between Rough-Skinned Newts and Garter Snakes

2/11/2014 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

A note from NWF’s California Director Beth Pratt: California Conservation Corp crew members and their leader John Griffith have embraced NWF’s Certified Wildlife Habitat program and certified their Ukiah campus, with plans of doing more sites across California. I recently …

NWF Naturalist David Mizejewski with an alligator, from the Today Show's Instagram page.

Today Show: Surprising “Backyard Wildlife”

5/1/2013 // By David Mizejewski

It’s Garden for Wildlife Month! In honor of this annual celebration of National Wildlife Federation’s 40-year-old Certified Wildlife Habitat program, I brought some “backyard wildlife” on my Today Show segment this week.  But these animals are definitely NOT the songbirds …

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Pot O’ Gold: 11 Species You Might Find at the End of a Rainbow

3/16/2013 // By Dani Tinker

This St. Patrick’s Day, let these golden species be your pot o’ gold. It’s much easier than tracking down rainbow and trying to find its end, and animals are better than riches. Well, almost. Golden Poison Dart Frog The golden poison dart frog is only one of …

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

13 Halloween Wildlife Myths – Debunked!

11/1/2012 // By Patricia Tillmann

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 daddy-longlegs venom fatal to us? Find out the answers to …

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Warthogs and Snake Poop on Today Show

9/13/2012 // By David Mizejewski

This week I did my monthly appearance on the 4th hour of the Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda (TV’s guiltiest pleasure, according to Entertainment Weekly magazine).  As always, I brought on some great wildlife ambassadors to help inspire …

Black-footed ferret. Photo by Ryan Hagerty for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

How many grassland animals do you know?

5/4/2012 // By Lara Bryant

Last week the 2012 Farm Bill began its long journey through Congress in the Senate Agriculture Committee, where it passed 16-5. While we think it is a good starting place, there are still critical protections for wildlife that are missing. …

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Wildlife Gardening on Today Show

4/28/2012 // By David Mizejewski

Garden for Wildlife Month kicks off on May 1st so I themed my most recent appearance on the Today Show around “backyard wildlife,” native plants, and simple tips on how to make your garden a place for the local critters …

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