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Snowy Owl in Washington DC

Snowy Owl Sighting in Downtown DC

1/24/2014 // By Kristin Johnson

Today brought another rare sighting of a snowy owl in downtown Washington, D.C., this time on the Washington Post building at the corner of 15th and L St. N.W. (Any votes for renaming it the Owl Post?) The news sparked […] Read more >

iPhone in Nature

14 Apps That Will Revolutionize Your Walk in the Woods

1/22/2014 // By Drew Hendricks

Many argue that smartphones are keeping kids out of the woods and locked up behind their screens. However, these devices and the new mobile apps they put at our fingertips assist us in a lot of different ways, even when you’re […] Read more >

Image: Flickr/jroldenettel

Arizona Mine Threatens Endangered Jaguar

1/3/2013 // By Nic Callero

There are very few Jaguars left in the United States, which explains why recent photographs taken by Arizona Game and Fish using motion sensor trail cameras are causing such a stir. Jaguars are the third largest species of cat after lions […] Read more >

Great News for Conservation: More Hunters and Anglers in America!

8/17/2012 // By Land Tawney

Great news for Conservation!  The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) just released their preliminary hunting and fishing numbers, showing that over the past 5 years there are 9% more hunters and 11% more anglers throughout the nation. These increases are proof […] Read more >

Wildlife Week – Eight Ways You Can Personally Become a Wildlife Saver

3/19/2012 // By Kevin Coyle

It is National Wildlife Week March 19-25! Not sure what you can do?  The National Wildlife Federation has an amazing set of programs and tools designed to help any and every kid and adult to become a wildlife conservationist at […] Read more >

Flickr photo by Chris Barron.

Sky Dance of the American Woodcock

3/12/2012 // By Carla Brown

A mother and daughter experience the exciting flight of the American woodcock in a Virginia meadow. Read more >

Last spring we visited Virginia's Great Falls National Park during one of the free weekends.

Top Reasons Why Your Family Will Love Visiting National Parks

1/13/2012 // By Kristy Myers

  I’m packing for our first-ever trip to Everglades National Park. It’s my kids’ winter break, and when we sat down as a family to figure out where we wanted to go, it was my wildlife-loving son who lobbied hard […] Read more >

Let Nature Calm Your Economic Fears

8/7/2011 // By Anne Senft

Five tips for destressing through nature during unsettling economic times. Read more >

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Ways Google+ Can Help Nature and Wildlife Lovers

7/19/2011 // By NWF

This is a guest post by Adam Jack, who is passionate about wildlife watching and wildlife citizen science. He’s developed tools (such as WildObs) for naturalists and nature-lovers and helps connect wildlife enthusiasts with National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Watch. On […] Read more >

No Child Left Inside- Be Out There!

3/4/2011 // By Kim Martinez

No Child Left Inside How often do kids spend time outdoors in unstructured play? Not too often nowadays. If you think your kids are getting that outdoor time at school, you might be surprised to find out that schools are […] Read more >