Thanksgiving

Photo from US Fish and Wildlife Service, Karner Blue Butterfly

A Special NWF Thank You to Donors at Thanksgiving

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 …

Twelve Unusual and Fascinating Facts About Wild Turkeys

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 …

6 Outdoor Thanksgiving Activities for Kids

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 …

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

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 …

Girl in leaves

Thanking Nature for Bounty and Blessings

Children’s author Mary Quattlebaum shares a book about eight Earth Heroes who “gave back” to the natural world.

wild turkey, pilgrims, thanksgiving

Eight Wild Animal Species the Pilgrims Ate—and How They Are Today

[br] The Pilgrims’ first thanksgiving celebration (which lasted three days) probably took place in mid October 1621, after an unexpectedly bountiful harvest. The newcomers invited local Indians—who had given them …

Outdoor Kids: Family Traditions

Two years ago, I started a family tradition of doing something outside with everyone together for the holidays. Each year, I propose a different activity, and we create memories together: …

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