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Weekly News Roundup- May 31, 2013

5/31/2013 // By Anne Goddard

National Wildlife Federation Partners with Animal Planet to Connect Viewers with the Wild World around Them May 28- National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is pleased to work with Animal Planet to promote the series, North America, premiering on May 28 at 9 […] Read more >

Anna's hummingbird in Craig's backyard, photo by Craig Newmark

Craig Newmark’s List of Backyard Wildlife

5/27/2013 // By Beth Pratt

Like many other nonprofit and social media enthusiasts, I started following Craig Newmark on Facebook for his technological genius, witty commentary and dedication to philanthropy with craigconnects and other efforts. Yet in between his eclectic posts like a link to […] Read more >

Scarlet tanager

Photo of the Day: Quizzical Scarlet Tanager

5/22/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

Photo by Mark Preston See more of Mark Preston’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo of the Day! Share your images with our Flickr group […] Read more >

40 Years of Success Protecting Endangered Species & Other Wildlife in Our Backyards

5/21/2013 // By John Kostyack

2013 is the 40th anniversary of two important moments in wildlife conservation history.  In 1973, Congress enacted and President Nixon signed into law the Endangered Species Act.  The ESA has become the nation’s most important wildlife conservation law, helping rescue […] Read more >

Bumblebee on Coneflower by Josh Mayes

In the Buzz About Bees, Don’t Forget the Natives

5/20/2013 // By Laura Tangley

Honeybees have been in the news a lot this month. On May 2, the federal government published results of a comprehensive study looking at potential causes of the insects’ dramatic decline in a phenomenon known as colony-collapse disorder. The widely […] Read more >

Hilary growing up in Baltimore city

Baltimore: My Hometown and Now a City for the Birds

5/20/2013 // By Hilary Harp Falk

I grew up in Baltimore and still love all the special things about it: neighborhood pride, crab cakes, and the Inner Harbor. There is even more to be proud of in Baltimore these days, such as successful sports teams, economic development […] Read more >

Tree swallows fighting over a perch. Photo by Bob Feldman. 2012 National Wildlife Photo Contest.

Photo of the Day: Tree Swallow Scuffle

5/20/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more photos or sign up for the 43rd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. Read more >

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Symbol of Success: America’s Bald Eagle and the Endangered Species Act

5/17/2013 // By Doug Inkley

The most iconic of Endangered Species Act success stories is the recovery of the bald eagle, our national symbol. Magnificent in stature and beautiful to behold, the bald eagle very nearly disappeared from the lower-48 states, in contrast to an […] Read more >

Juvenile green heron

Photo of the Day: Flight of the Green Heron

5/16/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

Juvenile green heron flying Photo by Flickr member Wildlifeshoots Do you love nature photos? Check out the amazing entries or sign up for the 43rd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. Read more >

Nuttall's woodpeckers

Photo of the Day: Nuttall’s Woodpeckers

5/15/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

Nuttall’s woodpeckers feeding their fledgling in Los Osos, California Photo by Donald Quintana Gardening For Wildlife Create habitat for woodpeckers and other wildlife species in your yard or garden by providing food, water, cover, and places to raise young. Learn […] Read more >