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Dogs playing on the beach. Photo by Abby Barber

Meet Your Pets’ Wild Relatives

Ask me to describe my dog, Humphrey, in one word and I immediately think “Wild.”  Not just because he is a sweet-faced troublemaker, but because he reminds me of his …

8 Tips to Protect Baby Turtles in Your Yard

Last June, Ellen Lambeth and Greg Hudson, fellow staffers here at National Wildlife Federation who work on Ranger Rick magazine, had a pretty awesome wildlife sighting. While Ellen was heading to the …

American toads use the leaf litter to hide and hibernate.

6 Excuses to Avoid Yard Work This Fall

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, …

Box Turtle (Photo by Brian Hefele)

Sleeping Animals that are as Shutdown as the Government

While our government is still hibernating, I wanted to highlight some fascinating ways wildlife “shutdown”. 8 Random Facts About Animal “Shutdowns” 1. Eastern box turtles spend nights concealed in a shallow depression …

Coastline in Kauai (Photo: Marine Jaouen)

3 Easy Ways to Celebrate World Oceans Day

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NWF Staffers Rescue Trapped Turtle

“It's not divine, it's just a small courtesy. I would hope anyone would take the, usually, thirty seconds to a minute to try and help ensure an animal's immediate safety.” – Ben Spector, NWF staff

10 “Wildest” Things Happening in National Wildlife Federation Headquarters’ Backyard

Best helmet ever. (Courtesy Greg Fiume, Maryland Athletics)

The Sweet Shell of Success: Maryland Football’s Authentic Terrapin Tribute

The University of Maryland’s football team—the Terrapins—is popularly known for three things: hosting the Queen of England at her first American game (they beat North Carolina), winning a couple of …

Diamondback terrapin turtle (via USFWS/Flickr)

Turtles Take to the Tarmac at New York’s JFK Airport

About 150 turtles crawled onto the tarmac at New York’s JFK Airport Wednesday in search of beaches to lay their eggs, delaying dozens of flights.

NWF Naturalist David Mizejewski show Martha Stewart an Alligator Snapping Turtle.

Martha Stewart and Wildlife Adoption

I recently appeared on the Martha Stewart Show to promote National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Adoption program. I brought some animal ambassadors with me to help inspire the viewers to want …

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