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Creating a Field Guide to Your Backyard, Part II

9/27/2008 // By Jane Kirkland

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 much time as your family can spare, it’s a way […] Read more >

In Search of Urban Critters

7/2/2008 // By Jane Kirkland

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 in our cities and you don’t have to be in […] Read more >

Camping Essentials: Great Resources for Campers

6/25/2008 // By Danielle Brigida

With NWF’s Great American Backyard Campout right around the corner, (JUNE 28th 2008) I thought it would be great to post about great resources campers can use while on their own personal outdoor adventures. So to begin I’ll start with […] Read more >

The Joy of Camping

6/18/2008 // By Kate Hofmann

What’s the best thing about camping? These days, I’d say it’s getting away from my car and my computer for a few days. When I was a kid, I would have made a different list. Setting up house in a […] Read more >

Great Reasons to Participate in the Great American Backyard Campout

5/22/2008 // By Danielle Brigida

In case you haven’t heard about it yet, I’d like to introduce you to the Great American Backyard Campout. It’s a little idea that grew into a big reality that gives thousands of people a chance to participate all over […] Read more >

Use this Weekend To Wildlife Watch

4/25/2008 // By Danielle Brigida

Earth Day is over but we’ve still got this weekend to celebrate  National Wildlife Week. National Wildlife Federation has been holding this annual event for 70 years to celebrate wildlife and help people connect with nature. This year, we’re encouraging […] Read more >

Earth Day Checklist

4/22/2008 // By Danielle Brigida

Who said it wasn’t easy being green? This Earth Day it’s easier to be “green” than ever before. And that is a true reason to celebrate. So grab your pen and paper and write down a few fun activities you’d […] Read more >

Celebrate National Wildlife Week in Style Like Shirley Temple

4/15/2008 // By Danielle Brigida

So what do Shirley Temple, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Walt Disney have in common? Nothing. Haha, just kidding, they have all had roles strongly supporting National Wildlife Week! For those of you who haven’t marked it on your calendar […] Read more >

Spring Bird Migration is in Full Swing!

4/7/2008 // By David Mizejewski

Spring bird migration is in full swing.  Here are just a few of the species to be on the lookout for in your region this week. Northeast Ruby throated hummingbird Broad-winged hawk Eastern kingbird Midwest Bobolink Barn swallow Red-eyed vireo […] Read more >

NWF on Animal Planet tomorrow, April 2

3/31/2008 // By David Mizejewski

Don’t miss an appearance by NWF naturalist David Mizejewski in a special Animal Planet program called “Nim’s Island Our World: A Reel Thinking Event.”  The special, hosted by Jeff Corwin, focuses on the wildlife that appears in the new major […] Read more >