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Kathie Lee and Hoda and a wild turkey from NWF Naturalist David Mizejewski's latest Today Show appearance.

Attempted Turkey Escape Sends Today Show Hosts Ducking for Cover

11/25/2013 // By David Mizejewski

For my monthly appearance on the Today Show this November, I kept with the annual tradition of bringing on a wild turkey and other North American wildlife in celebration of one of our most American holidays, Thanksgiving. Here’s the segment. […] Read more >

Brown bear mother and cub

Thanksgiving Wishes to NWF Donors

11/22/2013 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Every year around Thanksgiving, NWF staff members phone a selected list of individual donors to thank them for their generosity in supporting the Federation’s conservation work. In making these calls, we touch base person-to-person with the people who make our […] Read more >

Hand Turkey Holiday Card

Create A Hand Turkey Holiday Card!

11/20/2012 // By Jennifer Janssen

Get creative! Make your own Thanksgiving hand-turkey card to send to president Obama reminding him that now is the time to put in place strong limits on carbon pollution.  We can help make a Thanksgiving with one more thing to […] Read more >

Rio Grande Wilid Turkey puffing out his feathers. U.S. FWS photo by Robert Burton.

Let’s Talk Turkey: The History of a Wild Icon in America

11/19/2012 // By Sterling Miller

The turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is one of wildlife conservation’s greatest success stories. Unlike the accomplishment of cooking up a delicious stuffed turkey for Thanksgiving, this success story is about wild turkey. In the early 19th Century the wild turkey was reduced […] Read more >

Clearly my dad was terrible at football (NWF's Miles Grant)

How a Green Hour Saved Thanksgiving

11/23/2011 // By Miles Grant

My Thanksgiving hit rock bottom about 10 years ago as I woke up from a food coma-induced nap in my cousin’s guest bed at about 7pm. Lost time with relatives, a missed half of Turkey Day football … was all […] Read more >

Sleeping Bear Dunes

Giving Thanks for Changes that Benefit the Great Lakes

11/21/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

Many Americans will eagerly sit down for Thanksgiving Dinner, only to be put on the spot by a well-intentioned but misguided host. “Before we eat,” the host will announce, “I’d like to go around the table and have everyone say […] Read more >

Photo from US Fish and Wildlife Service, Karner Blue Butterfly

A Special NWF Thank You to Donors at Thanksgiving

11/21/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

As an employee of the National Wildlife Federation, I recognize that my work depends largely on the kindness of strangers. Nonprofit organizations like NWF rely for survival on donations, and roughly 75 percent of the money donated to nonprofits yearly […] Read more >

Twelve Unusual and Fascinating Facts About Wild Turkeys

11/20/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

This Thanksgiving holiday many of us will join with family and friends for a big meal and, for 50 million households, that will also mean having some roasted turkey.  Most folks know that the turkeys we eat are a domesticated […] Read more >

6 Outdoor Thanksgiving Activities for Kids

11/1/2011 // By Lindsay Legendre

Well, it’s that time of year again! Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It’s time for raking leaves (and jumping in them), sipping spiced cider, and enjoying all the wonderful changes of the season. In honor of my favorite holiday […] Read more >

This isn't my family. For one thing, Cousin Billy actually has a massive face tattoo.

On The Record: Thinking Of Climate Change And Future Thanksgivings

11/24/2010 // By Max Greenberg

It’s almost Thanksgiving, when a nation’s thoughts turn to gratitude and familial concord. And low, low prices on consumer electronics, but whatever. Coming at the tail end of another tough year, many of us sorely need this day as an […] Read more >

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