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Migrating Sockeye Salmon at Night. Photo by David Hall. 2012 National Wildlife Photo Contest winner.

All Creatures, Great and Small

5/31/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

A National Wildlife Photo Contest Category Spotlight: Other Wildlife This category is hopping! And also slithering, flying, swimming, buzzing and spinning webs. While their furry, feathered and fuzzy friends in the animal kingdom may grab more of the attention, the […] Read more >

Spider webs glistening with dew

40 Spider Webs

5/29/2013 // By Carla Brown

Our last photo in the Garden for Wildlife “40 Garden Object” series – many spider webs glistening with dew – many more than 40, I’m sure. Read more >

Golden Poison Dart Frog

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

3/16/2013 // By Dani Tinker

You don’t have to be a leprechaun to enjoy this Pot O’ Gold. This St. Patrick’s Day, take a moment to browse through and learn about these golden species. Plus, reading this is much easier than waiting for a rainbow, […] Read more >

Dew on a spider web

Photo of the Day: String of Pearls

11/5/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

Dew drops on a spider web Photo by Flickr member cchoc See more of cchoc’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 […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

Giant Spider Web Texas FWP

The Most Fascinating Things About Halloween’s Scariest Creatures

10/31/2012 // By Kevin Coyle

Halloween is full of little costumed spooks and goblins.  But it also has its own standard menagerie of “scary” creatures including bats, cats, spiders, ravens and crows.   Indeed, the imagery of a scary Halloween night is full of wild animals.  But […] Read more >

Spider web in Oregon by Vincent Varnas

Spiderman vs the Real Deal: Spider Powers

6/25/2012 // By Roger Di Silvestro

The launch of the fourth Spiderman film on July 3rd marks the perfect time to contemplate Peter Parker and . . . you know . . . spiders, a.k.a. arachnids (from the Greek word meaning get this creepy thing outta here; just […] Read more >

Chinese Praying Mantis on the sidewalk at NWF headquarters, Photo Credit: MABlevins

Love Sucks, Bites, Claws and Decapitates

2/14/2012 // By Mekell Mikell

Flowers, sweets, bling and dressing up may woo some sweethearts, but a certain group of animals are preying for love this Valentine’s Day. You Look Good Enough to Eat For males, the red hour glass marking on black widow spiders […] Read more >

Wolf spider by Adam Fleishman

Should You Be Scared of These Three Creepy Creatures?

10/28/2011 // By Rachel Stemen

On Halloween, we take delight in things that are scary, gross us out, and make our skin crawl. These three animals may make you squirm, but you don’t need to be afraid. 1. Spiders There a ton of myths about […] Read more >

Great horned owl by Larry Hitchens

5 Spook-tacular Animals to Welcome to Your Garden this Halloween

10/26/2011 // By NWF

Each year at Halloween, popular decorations and public perceptions can give some animals a reputation for being menacing or malignant. But some of these creepy critters, like spiders, owls and bats, can be especially beneficial to your backyard habitat. Owls […] Read more >

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