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Sandhill cranes. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Kathy Urbach

Follow Wildlife to Your Next Campground

8/28/2015 // By Abby Barber

Think you’ve seen all the great campsites? How about trying something new as part of your Great American Campout? Rather than following your normal camping route, mix it up and travel along with wildlife! As National Wildlife Federation’s new book Migration …

Moose at Upper Twin Lake, Idaho.  Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Diane Higdem.

Four Ways to Get in the Flow and Enjoy Wildlife

7/31/2015 // By Maggie Yancey

Creating lasting memories in nature starts with experiencing the beauty of wildlife, and wildlife depend on water! Poll after poll shows that Americans care about clean water for fish and wildlife, for outdoor recreation, and for healthy drinking water, but …

Glamping tent. Photo by Alice Crain via Flickr Creative Commons

Think Outside the Tent: Different Ways to Camp

7/30/2015 // By Abby Barber

Spending the night in a tent is a traditional part of many camping experiences, but it’s not the only way to enjoy the great outdoors and spot native wildlife. Whether you’re camping beneath the southern pines to catch a glimpse of …

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Camp Beneath the Southern Pines

7/27/2015 // By Tiffany Woods

There are things in this life of which I’m certain: I love summer, I love to camp, and I love living in and exploring the southeast. However, the combination of these matters leaves much to be desired when the humidity, …

Toad abode. Photo by NWF

Wildlife Camping in Our Backyards

7/24/2015 // By Abby Barber

This summer, National Wildlife Federation is celebrating our annual Great American Campout. Camping is a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and maybe even spot some wildlife. If you camp in wilderness areas, you might get …

Teaching the next generation to kayak #proveronawrong. Photo shared by David Harp

Where is Everyone? Growing the Next Generation Outdoors

7/20/2015 // By Hilary Harp Falk

The drumbeat of news about kids in nature is bad – childhood has largely moved inside, screen time use is at an all-time high (and has real consequences), unstructured playtime is shrinking. Most recently, my friend Rona Kobell with the …

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5 Under 5: Add (Lightweight) Fun To Your Campout

6/27/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak

Now that Great American Campout season is underway, I’ve got outdoor fun on my mind! As much as I love to unplug and relax when I’m out on the trail, when I take a trek with my niece and nephew, …

Grand Teton. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Andrew Parsons

7 National Parks to Camp in this Summer

6/26/2015 // By Abby Barber

Did you know the National Park System includes 407 areas covering more than 84 million acres in every state, DC, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands? These areas vary in shape and size, and nearly 60 national …

Female alligator in Louisiana

Get Outdoors Louisiana-Style

6/24/2015 // By Kelly Wagner

New Orleans is a popular travel destination, but if you stick to the city, then you miss a big part of what makes Louisiana’s Mississippi River Delta so amazing: the marshes and the swamps surrounding the city. Sadly, those rich and beautiful …

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Urban Wildlife: Ranger Rick and P22 Kayak the LA River

6/23/2015 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

People driving over the Burbank Bridge in Los Angeles on Friday might have noticed something strange: a raccoon and a mountain lion kayaking down the Los Angeles River. When people think of Los Angeles, the second largest city in the …

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