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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 …


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 …

Great American Campout 2015

Family Fun Tips for the Great American Campout

6/19/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak

Starting June 27, National Wildlife Federation is kicking off a season of camping with this year’s Great American Campout. You may have seen our new spokesperson, wildlife fan and great American Nick Offerman, encouraging you to get outside and enjoy …

Tents under the night sky. (c) The Muir Project.

Gazer Guide: Prepare for Your Night Under the Stars

6/17/2015 // By Dani Tinker

Why stress out finding a five-star hotel, when camping offers an estimated 300 billion stars just in the Milky Way? The night sky has a way of captivating gazers, new and old. This guide will prepare you for a memorable night under the stars. Mind-Boggling …

Giraffes at Sunset

Sunrise and Sunset Photos Capture Stunning Wildlife Silhouettes

6/17/2015 // By Dani Tinker

A few nights ago I was walking home along a trail. The sun was setting, and the foliage on either side of me was rather dense. As I entered a small clearing, something caught my eye. The remaining daylight created …

2014 National Wildlife Photo Contest grand prize winner. Photo by Benece Mate

Help Wildlife with Your Photos

6/9/2015 // By Abby Barber

A picture is worth a thousand words. Whether you’re using professional digital cameras, film, smartphones or tablets, you can capture compelling images that will have a profound impact on wildlife. When you enter your photos in the 45th National Wildlife Photo …


Celebrating World Oceans Month

6/8/2015 // By Jenni Lopez

Did you know? June is World Oceans Month! In celebration of our oceans, seas, and bodies of water, we’ve compiled some stunning photos previously entered into the seven categories of our National Wildlife Photo Contest. Baby Animals Mammals Landscapes Birds Backyard …

Mule Deer in the Rain

16 Photographs of Animals Caught in the Rain

6/2/2015 // By Dani Tinker

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I cherished moments caught in the rain. I’d toss on a jacket and continue on my way. I still view rainy days as an opportunity to experience the natural world through a new lens. These stunning photographs from the …

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 …