Wildlife Watch

Wildlife Watch and the Year of Astronomy

Did you know that 2009 is the International Year of Astronomy? This year was chosen because 2009 is the 400th anniversary of two major astronomical milestones. In 1609, Galileo first …

Science Fair Project Ideas: Wildlife Watch

In springtime, countless parents, teachers and home school instructors look for fun, educational science projects to perform with their kids. Whether it is a one-time only exercise or a large-scale …

Bird Watching: The American Robin

Robins in Winter? American robins are found throughout North America and are a symbol of winter’s end. The first appearance of a robin is a sure sign that spring has sprung. But …

5 Tips to Get Off The Couch — And Get Outside!

The holidays are over. The prospect of three more months of winter seems, well, HORRIBLE. Everyday I seem to find more reasons to Tether myself to my couch Surf Twitter, …

Wildlife Watch for Bald Eagles this Winter

Winter can seem like a difficult time to watch for wildlife. Trees have dropped their leaves, a good number of birds have migrated south and many mammals have gone into …

Wildlife Watch with Twitter and Plurk

No matter where you are, you can participate in Wildlife Watch and let us know about the wildlife and plants you observe. Wildlife Watch is a national, nature watching program …

Join Wildlife Watch and Discover Nature in Your Backyard

Do you enjoy taking nature walks with your family and watching for local wildlife? Have you spotted an interesting bird at your backyard feeder? Are you an amateur nature photographer? …

Fall Migration Update!

Fall is here and across the country migration is in full swing. But birds aren’t the only creatures to migrate south in the fall. Some species of butterflies and dragonflies …

Creating a Field Guide to Your Backyard, Part II

In April I introduced a no-cost, low-impact way to observe and enjoy nature with your kids by creating a field guide to your own backyard. Taking as little or as …

In Search of Urban Critters

People often think they have to travel far to see nature. They overlook the nature in their own backyards, schoolyards, neighborhoods and yes, even cities. There is plenty of nature …

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