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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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#Squirrels4good and Your Nature Favorites

5/8/2012 // By Danielle Brigida

We all have them: certain wildlife visitors that bring us joy and excitement when we happen to see them. I think it’s important to celebrate not only the animals that inspire awe like the polar bear, but also the everyday animals […] Read more >

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What a Squirrel Wants – #Squirrels4Good

4/26/2012 // By Danielle Brigida

What do squirrels want? What do squirrels need? When you get right down to it, squirrels are a lot like us, just trying to survive in these urban and suburban jungles. And they do a great job. Craig Newmark of […] Read more >

With over 20 hummingbird species in the United States, there’s sure to be a species in your region that you can attract by planting red, tubular flowers.

Vote for the “Face of Garden for Wildlife Month”

4/5/2012 // By Anne Senft

Here’s your chance to weigh in on this year’s face of Garden for Wildlife Month. Read more >

And he didn't leave to play in California. (Wikimedia Commons | Sector001)

Finally, a Squirrel Gets Its Own Baseball Card. Plus: Top 7 Rodents in Baseball History

2/2/2012 // By Max Greenberg

The new 2012 Topps Series 1 baseball card set features a single highlight from the St. Louis Cardinals’ incredible run to the World Series. It’s the only thing about the Cards’ season that was stranger than Kyle Lohse becoming a […] Read more >

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Squirrel Appreciation Day: 5 Ways to Go Nuts

1/20/2012 // By Danielle Brigida

January 21st is Squirrel Appreciation Day (#squirrelday) and this year, in honor of our tree-inclined friends I thought we could swap squirrel stories and memories.  I’ve been thinking a lot about how wildlife impact our daily life, and very few […] Read more >

Meet Winkelhimer, the Painting Squirrel

1/18/2012 // By Anne Senft

An injured squirrel’s art helps other animals and people in need. Read more >

Photo by Miles Grant

Important Wildlife Lesson: Baby Squirrels Unfamiliar with Pistachios

10/27/2011 // By Miles Grant

Add to the list of the great mysteries of nature: How can a baby squirrel understand a sunflower seed, but be stumped by a pistachio? Read more >

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A Beginner’s Guide to Backyard Bird Feeding

5/3/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

What kind of bird feeder should you get? Where should you put it? What seeds should you provide? 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 >