Wildlife Watch

Outdoor Kids: Time For You

More and more, I notice the importance of time outside for me in addition to its importance for my family. Riding a bike has been an easy way to get …

Scavenger Hunt

10 Ideas To Get Kids Outside After School Starts

Homework, soccer practice, ballet—is there time in the schedule to play outside? Here are some tips to add some outdoor time to a busy day: Scenario #1: Traffic made you late, …

Migration Begins!

August is waning and school is about to start.  Even though it’s technically still summer for another whole month, fall migration is already beginning for some species. The change of …

Week Four: Bird Nest Discovery

Hunt for bird nests with Jennifer Ward, author of Let’s Go Outside and I Love Dirt.

Outdoor Kids: “Forced” Family Fun

Forcing fun isn’t really possible, but when my kids are having trouble peeling themselves away from video games, I have been known to put my foot down and take them …

Week Two: A “Bugly” Scavenger Hunt

Bugs are everywhere in nature, regardless of whether you’re a city dweller or a country dweller. I encourage you to take a walk with your kids and see just what you can find as you embark on a Bugly Scavenger Hunt.

What are Baby Raccoons Called…Besides Cute?

Last week, work stopped for a good half hour at the National Wildlife Federation’s headquarters in Reston, VA when a mother raccoon and four babies were spotted climbing precariously around …

Baby Raccoons In NWF’s Backyard

This morning at NWF’s headquarters in Virginia, a raccoon mom and her two babies were spotted in the enormous dead standing tree (called a snag) on the edge of the …

Wild Tweets: Using Twitter to Monitor Wildlife

Since joining Twitter and making connections in the “green” Twitter world, I have heard a lot of people wondering whether the environmental community can focus all of Twitter’s positive energy …

Relieve Your Cabin Fever

Spring and summer are my favorite seasons. I love the smells and warm weather they bring. And although winter is not cold and dreary all over the country (some people …

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