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Red knots feeding on horseshoe crab eggs. Photo by Greg Breese, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Saving the Beach to Save the Red Knot

4/17/2015 // By Grant LaRouche

For some, New Jersey is paved, industrial, and polluted, but for the rufa red knot, New Jersey is life or death. Each year the red knot makes an awe-inspiring migration of 9,000 miles from the Arctic to the southern tip […] Read more >

National Wildlife Week: Banks of “America’s Forgotten River” Become Home for Bald Eagles

3/9/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak

Earth Conservation Corps, NWF’s District of Columbia affiliate, has been hard at work restoring the wetland and riparian habitat along America’s “forgotten river,” the Anacostia, at Diamond Teague Park.  Over the last few years, work has been conducted to control […] Read more >

National Wildlife Week: Baltimore Community Habitat Steps Up for a Healthy Bay

3/9/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak

We all know that Baltimore is for the birds, and NWF and the National Aquarium, its Maryland affiliate, have teamed up to help Baltimore “B’More Wild”— aiming to create the largest NWF Certified Community Wildlife Habitat along the Chesapeake Bay. […] Read more >

Peregrine Falcon photo photographed by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Ted Glasoe

National Wildlife Week: Indianapolis’ KathyQ Introduces Social Media for Peregrine Falcons

3/9/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak

Indianapolis’ location along the Mississippi Flyway allows its residents to help provide habitats for migratory birds traveling along the river. The Indiana Wildlife Federation, located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, works for wildlife by promoting sustainability and the wise […] Read more >

Barred owl

National Wildlife Week: Charlotte Attracts Extraordinary Wildlife Through Community Habitats

3/9/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak

In 2013, the Charlotte Reconnecting Ourselves with Nature (CROWN) chapter of North Carolina Wildlife Federation launched the Charlotte Naturally initiative to get the city certified as a Community Wildlife Habitat.  Their efforts have paid off — the city has now […] Read more >

National Wildlife Week: Cooper City Creates a Home for Burrowing Owls

3/9/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak

In late February, more than 40 families joined together at Forest Lake Park in Cooper City, Florida to create 6 artificial burrows for its resident burrowing owls. Many of the children attend Griffin Elementary School and along with Teacher Jacque […] Read more >

Five Tips for Nesting Box Success

2/26/2015 // By Darcy McKinley Lester

As winter wanes and our thoughts turn to springtime, it’s time to think about nesting boxes for birds.  Many cavity nesting birds scout out and select nest sites starting in late February through May, so now is the time to begin making preparations. While […] Read more >

Sandhill Cranes (photo credit: Flickr user Tucker Hammerstrom)

6 Animals that Mate for Life

2/10/2015 // By Courtney Hyde

Valentine’s Day has arrived again! For some, this means the traditional sentimental card, flowers, and buying candy for our sweetheart. For others, it means railing against the greeting card holiday to end all greeting card holidays (and buying chocolate for […] Read more >

Two-toed sloth in tree

5 Unexpected Animal Noises

2/9/2015 // By Courtney Hyde

For me, watching wildlife videos is a legitimate hobby and pastime. There is nothing quite like coming home after a long day of work and finding out how wildlife would save us all in the event of zombie apocalypse. But […] Read more >

Pileated woodpecker visiting a backyard suet feeder by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Beau Liddell.

Feeder Friends: A Few Birds You’ll Want to Meet

2/5/2015 // By Dani Tinker

I remember my backyard growing up as a natural wonderland, flowers abuzz with bees, bugs under stones and squirrels chasing each other around. Yet, somehow, I don’t remember the birds! My fierce basketball games must have scared them away. I’ve made up […] Read more >