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Blue-spotted salamander photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Patrick Anderson.

Big Night: Teaching Kids About Vernal Pools

3/12/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Heather Stephenson. In late March or early April, a warm rain will fall and spotted salamanders will emerge from underground in the evening to return to vernal pools to breed. This phenomenon is known as “Big Night,” […] Read more >

Vernal pool. Photo courtesy of flickr user marymactavish

Buy California Wine, Kill an Endangered Species

6/26/2013 // By Lara Bryant

This is part 2 of a blog about the recent farm bill debacle.  See part 1 here. And now, the story of a wealthy specialty crop lobby who publicly promote sustainability, but privately lobbied against one farm bill amendment so […] Read more >

GUEST POST: An Amphibian Filled Field Trip

3/23/2012 // By NWF

Liam McGranaghan teaches Environmental Science at Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville, Virginia. He also teaches natural history field study classes on Birds of Prey and Reptiles/Amphibians for Audubon Naturalist Society cosponsored by the Graduate School in Washington D.C. He is […] Read more >