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Mule Deer in the Rain

16 Photographs of Animals Caught in the Rain

6/2/2015 // By Dani Tinker

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I cherished moments caught in the rain. I’d toss on a jacket and continue on my way. I still view rainy days as an opportunity to experience the natural world through a new lens. These stunning photographs from the …

Photo by Scott Landseidel

Finding a Fawn: What To Do

4/15/2015 // By David Mizejewski

Every springtime, the National Wildlife Federation gets numerous emails and phone calls from concerned people asking the following question: “I found an abandoned fawn! Where can I take it?” The answer is almost always the same: The fawn isn’t abandoned and …

Wood frog by Dave Huth.

5 Frogs Coming to a Pond Near You

3/19/2014 // By Dani Tinker

The beginning of spring signals the return of frogs to local vernal pools, streams, and wetlands. Frogs are amphibians, which means “double life,” because they live part of their lives on land, and part of it in water. That means …

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Camping With Kids Made Easy- Facebook Chat Recap

6/24/2013 // By Christine Uncles

Planning on camping out with the little ones this summer? National Wildlife Federation’s Be Out There Movement has all of the best camping tips to make your next overnight stay in the woods or backyard as easy as 1, 2, …

Egret Chick

A New Look at Easter: Nests, Eggs and Chicks

3/31/2013 // By Dani Tinker

As birds gear up for spring egg-laying season, it’s an excellent time to learn about bird’s nests, eggs and chicks! This weekend I challenge you to celebrate the season and holiday by exploring the nature around you. I’d say reading …

Stem Fest 2012 T-shirts are on sale all week at the Tulip Time Festival in Holland, Michigan

Stem Fest 2012: Missing Tulips Point to Global Climate Change

5/8/2012 // By Rachel Neuenfeldt

Spring is in the air in Michigan. The birds are chirping, the bees are buzzing and the tulips… well, they’ve already bloomed. Their premature blossoming is causing trouble for the annual Tulip Time Festival in Holland, Michigan, and could point …

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Five Ways to Embrace Mud This Spring

3/28/2012 // By Carla Brown

A mom shares her tips on surviving, and thriving, during the mud of spring.

In southwestern Virginia, redbuds bloom in spring

5 Ways to Tell Spring Has Arrived

3/17/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

National Wildlife Federation Conservation Hall of Fame honoree Henry David Thoreau wrote in his journal on March 17, 1857, “No mortal is alert enough to be present at the first dawn of spring.” How right he was, given that the …

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Sign of Spring: Wood Frog Chorus

2/28/2011 // By Kelly Senser

I DID A DOUBLE TAKE when I passed the pond outside my office window this morning: activity! Dozens of frogs were moving about the water in the Certified Wildlife Habitat® at NWF’s headquarters in Reston, Virginia. Handicapped by my nearsightedness, …

A brook cuts through a winter landscape by John J. Stier

10 Comments about Winter from Henry David Thoreau

1/6/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Winter is here, as residents in various snowy, icy, frozen parts of the nation have noticed. For many people it is a bleak season, with the first day of winter marked by the longest night of the year.  But there …

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