Outdoor Activities Subscribe to Feed

International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park, Portland Oregon. Photo by InSapphoWeTrust, Flickr Creative Commons

Fun Parks to Visit in the Top 10 Cities for Wildlife

3/11/2015 // By Abby Barber

Parks are great places to get outdoors and see wildlife, especially in cities. Whether a park is 100 acres or 4000 acres, wildlife is sure to be found in the trees, on the ground, in the water – all over! …

National Wildlife Week: Urban Wildlife Finds a Home in Albuquerque

3/9/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak

  There is a 100-year tradition of protecting public lands in Albuquerque, stemming from the time Aldo Leopold spent there, as recounted in his classic book of essays A Sand County Almanac. Aldo Leopold helped create both the New Mexico …

Mallard hatchlings by Cindy Bryant.

A Look Back at Our Most Popular Photos of 2014

12/31/2014 // By Dani Tinker

There’s no question that photography is essential to protecting wildlife, and conservation in general. A photo can inspire action or transform information into a visual experience. We’re absolutely thrilled when our social communities enjoy a photo enough to pass it along to …

Animal Prints by Charlene Clark.

Who Goes There? Identifying Animal Tracks In Your Backyard

12/23/2014 // By Kaitlin Parker

Are you eagerly awaiting the snowy season in order to take a peek at what critters have been scurrying through your backyard? Studying prints left by animals is an ancient activity that was first practiced by those who depended on …

Weekly News Roundup: Photo Contest Winners Revealed and More!

11/7/2014 // By Linda Argueta

After an incredible 29,000 entries and countless votes from wildlife enthusiasts across the country, the winners of the 2014 National Wildlife Photo Contest have been released! Our contest winners will be featured in an upcoming issue of National Wildlife magazine! …

Burrowing owl by Sarah Chah at the Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge in California.

12 Photos of Animals That Remind Us to Appreciate National Wildlife Refuges

10/13/2014 // By Dani Tinker

I try to remember my camera when I go explore a National Wildlife Refuge, because they never disappoint. There’s an extensive list of species that depend on these lands for survival, and if you’re lucky, you might see some of them. …

SanGabMtns

Weekly News Roundup: President Obama is on a roll and more!

10/10/2014 // By Linda Argueta

Shortly after broadening the Pacific Remote Islands National Marine Monument, President Obama has used his legal authority once again to create a new national monument! The San Gabriel Mountains National Monument was made official today, thanks to the support of …

Hiking in the Swan range, looking out over the Mission Mountains wilderness. Photo credit: Hayley Newman

My Public Lands Story

10/3/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Hayley Connolly-Newman On September 27th, thousands of people from across the country celebrated National Public Lands Day. In Montana, public lands enthusiasts joined rallies, volunteered on various public lands improvement projects, and took advantage of free access …

Monarch Butterfly by Bernadette Banville

The Goldenrod Allergy Myth

9/26/2014 // By Kelly Senser

Goldenrod blooms are an autumn delight—both for human admirers and wildlife visitors. I can’t help but smile when I see the sunny blossoms, teeming with pollinators. That’s what makes hearing the native plants (Solidago spp.) regarded as the main cause …

Lupine and other wildflowers, North Cascades National Park

Weekly News Roundup: National Public Lands Day is almost here!

9/26/2014 // By Linda Argueta

This Saturday marks National Public Lands Day! As the largest volunteer day for America’s public lands, this day does what we at the National Wildlife Federation love to do: Connect Americans with nature. If you have not already done so, …

Print