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Functional Decor for the Wildlife Garden

6/27/2014 // By David Mizejewski

You can create a wildlife-friendly garden that provides birds, butterflies and other backyard wildlife with the four components of habitat: food, water, cover, and places to raise their young. These things will make your garden attractive to all sorts of …

American toads use the leaf litter to hide and hibernate.

6 Excuses to Avoid Yard Work This Fall

11/21/2013 // By Dani Tinker

They grow. They turn brilliant colors. They capture our hearts. Then they make a mess. Leaves can be a hassle, but put the rake down for a moment. It turns out, leaving the leaves in your yard is beneficial to both …

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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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Spotify Wildlife: Finding Bird, Amphibian and Insect Calls Online

10/5/2012 // By Danielle Brigida

While I’ve written about listening online before, I haven’t really covered how much a curious person can learn from nature just by listening to various wild melodies. With the huge popularity of sites like Pandora and Spotify, I thought it would …

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Toad Hunting with Grandpa

9/11/2012 // By Anne Bolen

I grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago and didn’t really experience wilderness until I was in college. But because of my grandfather’s creative imagination, I learned that to discover the magic of nature, one need not look farther …

Clean air advocates rally outside the Chicago EPA hearing on the carbon pollution standard (Credit: Sierra Club)

NWF Voices Testify in Support of EPA Carbon Pollution Limits

5/24/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

Today, over 20 National Wildlife Federation representatives from 13 states and numerous local supporters testified in Washington, DC, and Chicago, IL, in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon pollution standards for new power plants.   The new proposal would require …

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Reminders of Frogs, Five Leap Years Past

2/28/2012 // By Corey Vezina

Wednesday is Leap Day, which got me to thinking about one of my favorite jumping critters – frogs. Growing up with about 10 acres of woods behind my house and a brook flowing right through the middle of it, I …

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Houston Toads: New Victims of Climate Change

2/27/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

Climate change isn’t just making the mercury rise; it is causing a lot of other problems, including extreme droughts and wildfires. These accelerating global warming impacts are very troubling for the Houston toad, and with Leap Day upon us the plight of this endangered amphibian has been …

Frog in Costa Rica by Lise U. Chase

National Frog Month: 6 Ways to Tell If You Are a Frog

4/1/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

  A concerned reader writes: “I hear that April is National Frog Month, so I would like to know, how do I tell whether I am a frog?  And if I am one, can I get some sort of government …

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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 …

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