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Searching for Signs of Winter

2/2/2016 // By Melissa Gaydos

To many New Englanders, winter is defined in inches – inches of snow that is. By that account, you wouldn’t be surprised that winter has so far come as a disappointment to many, but especially to winter sport enthusiasts. Yes, …

Snowy owl. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Peter Chromik

“Owl” Bet You Can’t Pass This Snowy Owl Quiz

1/28/2016 // By Abby Barber

Snowy owls typically live in the Arctic region, but sometimes they can be found in winter havens across the United States. Snowy owls need our support to overcome threats from climate change and habitat loss. Donate now and help us continue our conservation …

Steller sea lions on the Rogue Reef Unit of Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Roy W. Lowe/USFWS

Finding Wildlife in Oregon Refuges

1/12/2016 // By Abby Barber

Oregon is home to vast forests, high peaks, lush valleys, and rugged coastline, creating spectacular habitat for visitors to explore and wildlife to thrive. The deepest lake in the nation, Crater Lake, is located in Oregon’s Crater Lake National Park, …

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Ten Remarkable California Wildlife Moments in 2015

12/30/2015 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

As the California Director of the National Wildlife Federation, I have the best job in the world. While overseeing the organization’s conservation work in the Golden State, I continually witness instances of “wild wonder.”  From mountain lions to sea otters, …

Snowy owl. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Sue Ratcliffe

Wildlife Walking in a Winter Wonderland

12/29/2015 // By Abby Barber

Encompassing the North Pole and areas of Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Russia, the Arctic ecosystem is a mix of glaciers, tundra, and sea ice — terrain that creates a unique habitat for wildlife. The Arctic is currently under threat from climate change …

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What a Year for #SaveLACougars! Ten Highlights from 2015

12/28/2015 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

What a year for the #SaveLACougars campaign: from seeing the first design concepts of the Liberty Canyon Wildlife crossing, to raising our first $1 million for the campaign, to surprise cougar kittens and bachelors making an appearance, we’ve seen great progress. It …

Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Pat Roque.

Grizzly Bears: Two Truths and a Myth

12/18/2015 // By Tori Leach

How much do you know about grizzly bears? Test your knowledge! Below are two truths and one myth about grizzly bears, and it’s up to you to guess which one is the myth. Answers below the photo! Which one of …

Crab eating foxes. Photo by David Schenfeld via Flickr Creative Commons

Wildlife in the Pantanal

12/11/2015 // By Abby Barber

Did you know that one of the world’s largest wetlands is in South America? Located in Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay is an area larger than the size of more than half of the world’s countries, containing millions of acres of …

Echidna. Photo by Peter Ostergaard via Flickr Creative Commons

Say G’Day to Some of Australia’s Wildlife

11/17/2015 // By Abby Barber

As the United States gears up for winter’s approach, Australia is readying for summer. In the November issue of Ranger Rick magazine, one of Ranger Rick’s friends, Scarlett Fox, traveled to the Southern Hemisphere to enjoy the warmth and wildlife, …

Orcas. Photo by Dave Ellifrit, NOAA

Ladies First: Wildlife Matriarchs

10/23/2015 // By Abby Barber

Humans are not the only species who designate leaders in their groups. Wildlife often have leaders within their groups for survival advantage. Some species have male leaders, while others follow the female’s orders. Let’s take a look at a few of …

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