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Shrubs and flowers that support migrating monarch butterflies are also in full bloom in the fall, like this flowering groundsel bush, a cousin of the western coyote bush. Photo by Stacy Small-Lorenz

Wild Times at the Jersey Shore: Cape May National Wildlife Refuge

10/16/2015 // By Stacy Small-Lorenz

Maybe forest isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Jersey Shore. But this was just one of the sights I encountered on the Delaware Bay Unit of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge on an …

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Protecting Home for Wildlife in the Arctic

10/16/2015 // By Abby Barber

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is the largest, wildest and most pristine refuge in the entire National Wildlife Refuge System. It harbors many wildlife species, especially during the short summer months, thanks to a diversity of habitats including tundra, rivers, …

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The Remarkable Wildlife of California’s National Wildlife Refuges

10/14/2015 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

This week NWF is celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week. Wildlife refuges are some of the most important protected areas for wildlife in the country. In California, there’s no shortage of spectacular wildlife habitat and an abundance of diverse wildlife watching, from …

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Postcard from Cape Monarch

10/9/2015 // By Stacy Small-Lorenz

Crossing the Delaware Bay on my way to New Jersey yesterday, migrating monarchs were flying past the ferry, and I was lucky enough to land at the same time as a cloud of these guys descended upon the dunes of …

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Meet the Foxes of Silicon Valley

9/20/2015 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

“What does the fox say?” asks the group Ylvis in their now famous song. Researcher Bill Leikam has some answers. His nickname, The Fox Guy, is well earned. Having spent many hours in the field observing, he is like the …

Black bear by Casey Brown via Flickr Creative Commons.

NWF Naturalist Offers Bear Encounter Tips

9/14/2015 // By NWF

Encounters with black bears have been making the news lately, both in wilderness areas as well as closer to home in suburbia. National Wildlife Federation Naturalist David Mizejewski was recently interviewed on CNN’s Headline News Network and offered these great tips on …

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COOL CROSSINGS: Vote for Your Favorite Wildlife Crossing

9/9/2015 // By Jane Kirchner

We have 3.9 million miles of public roads crisscrossing the country, with many running right through prime wildlife habitat. Sadly, millions of birds, reptiles, mammals and amphibians are killed by vehicles. Thankfully, in some places, wildlife experts are helping all …

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Wild Bison on Montana’s Horizon

9/3/2015 // By Steve Woodruff

Why would anybody oppose restoring at least some of the West’s most iconic animals to the wild? Much of the opposition boils down to competition for grass: bison eat pretty much what cattle eat. But the time when wild bison …

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Rainn Wilson (and Ranger Rick) Want You to Help Build a Wildlife Crossing to Save Mountain Lions

9/3/2015 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

Los Angeles is home to some of the worst traffic in the country, but it’s not just people that suffer from the gridlock. The region’s heavily traveled freeways threaten a population of mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains, as …

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Celebrating the Return of the Wolf to California

8/21/2015 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

  When the wolf OR-7 crossed the state line in 2011, he became the first wolf to visit California in over 90 years. He represented hope for a future of California being able to welcome back a native species; this …

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