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A juvenile blue crab. Photo by ChesapeakeBayEO, Flickr Creative Commons.

Endangered Species Day: Climate Change Threatens Wildlife

5/11/2015 // By Tiffany Hartung

Climate change and business as usual could threaten 1 in 6 plant and animal species with extinction. Last month a study published in Science by Mark Urban found an accelerating extinction risk due to climate change. Dr. Urban’s study found that as the …

4 Animals You Didn’t Know Are Native to the US

3/10/2015 // By Courtney Hyde

I live in an apartment, so my life with wildlife is limited to spotting squirrels and the occasional bird in my shared backyard. But since it is National Wildlife Week here at National Wildlife Federation, let’s take a look at …

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10 Nutty Facts to Make You Appreciate Squirrels

1/21/2015 // By Dani Tinker

Why exactly is National Squirrel Appreciation Day (January 21) so popular? Maybe it’s because squirrels are adorable, and extremely fun to watch. Maybe it’s the many hats they wear (not real hats — please don’t put hats on squirrels). What I mean is, they …

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What’s Your Wildlife Personality?

3/6/2014 // By Dani Tinker

The National Wildlife Federation is taking time this month to recognize and celebrate our wonderfully diverse group of supporters. It’s your passion, knowledge and curiosity that makes you part of such a powerful force for America’s wildlife. Find out how …

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Squirrel vs. Bird Feeder: Think Like a Kid

1/21/2014 // By Carla Brown

Playing the free Squirrel vs. Bird Feeder app can teach you a lot about yourself – and the kids in your life.

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Nutty Ways to Celebrate Squirrel Appreciation Day This Year

1/16/2014 // By Danielle Brigida

SQUIRRELS! Whether you love them or loathe them, National Squirrel Appreciation Day, January 21st,  is a great time to take a few moments and learn about these nutty animals. If you count flying squirrels we have 10 tree species  in North America. We …

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These Animals Don’t Care That It’s Freezing Outside

12/14/2013 // By Dani Tinker

I was the first one to bust out my puffy jacket, gloves and hat to stay warm. I don’t like coffee, but I offer to hold other people’s drinks to warm my hands. I nuzzle my nose in my scarf. …

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Art Inspired By Nature: Beautiful Vectorfunk Wildlife

10/2/2013 // By Danielle Brigida

Art and design can communicate the beauty of nature and wildlife in such vibrant ways. The following series is created by the talented and prolific artist Matt W. Moore who produces detailed and typically abstract artwork that decorate streets, magazines, canvases and …

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Today Show: Wildlife of the Americas

8/12/2013 // By David Mizejewski

On my most recent appearance on The Today Show I brought on wildlife species form North and South America. These TV segments always go by too quickly, and I can never get in all the cool facts about the animals …

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Wildlife’s Summer Vacation Photos

7/18/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

Did you ever write an essay on what you did over summer vacation for class? Or send a post card from your summer trip talking about stuff you did and maybe ending with “Wish you were here”? True, vacation time …

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