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Weekly News Roundup: Great American Backyard Campout Quickly Approaching and more

5/30/2014 // By Linda Argueta

With June only a couple of days away, that leaves our Great American Backyard Campout only a couple of weeks away! This year, we are aiming for 200,000 people to join our Campout! Have you pledged to campout this year? If […] Read more >

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Would You Want to Cross a Freeway in LA? Neither Do Mountain Lions…Let’s Help Them Out

5/22/2014 // By Jane Kirchner

When young mountain lions in the hills of Southern California venture out to find their own territory, they come up against the daunting prospect of crossing as many as ten lanes of freeway traffic that cut through their home range. […] Read more >

This picture of a polar bear shaking off was donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Steve Perry.

Good News for Polar Bears: Momentum Growing for Climate Action

5/22/2014 // By Jennifer Janssen

Protecting the future of Arctic wildlife, from polar bears to seals and Arctic foxes, requires commitment to large-scale action—and recently, that’s exactly what we’ve been seeing from the White House. National Wildlife Federation supporters have been advocating for the future of […] Read more >

Radish cover crop growing in winter wheat residue (Sept. 2013) provided lasting wildlife benefits.

Evidence Builds: No Till and Cover Crops Make Working Lands More Wildlife-Friendly

5/20/2014 // By Ryan Stockwell

In late April, when the snow finally receded (I didn’t think spring would ever get here), I decided to take a walk through my field that was winter wheat last year.  As you may recall from a previous post, last […] Read more >

You can see the proboscis in this picture of a swallowtail butterfly, donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Donna Kert.

Ten Fabulous Facts About Butterflies: A Wildlife Garden’s Best Friend

5/19/2014 // By Kevin Coyle

For great wildlife gardening, it is important to know about pollinators. They can be birds, but most often they are insects that, while feeding on flowers, will help spread pollen to other plants for healthy garden propagation. Bees are the […] Read more >

A bee in a fishhook cactus flower. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Kelly Brewer.

If It Weren’t for Pollinators…

5/19/2014 // By Becca Shapiro

Birds, bees, bats, butterflies, beetles – these small pollinating animals are responsible for providing us with food, fibers, medicines, and more. Pollination occurs when pollen is moved from one flower to another of the same species, allowing fertilization to occur. […] Read more >

Bear Mountain State Park, one of my favorite local parks.  Photo by Dave Overcash.

Today is Kids to Parks Day!

5/17/2014 // By Adeline Rolnick

Where I grew up, in the suburbs of New York City, we didn’t have easy access to what everyone thinks of as America’s iconic parks—getting to Yellowstone or Yosemite required a long plane ride, and we were much more likely […] Read more >

Manatees are protected under the Endangered Species Act. Photo by U.S. FWS.

Weekly News Roundup: Today is Endangered Species Day and more

5/16/2014 // By Linda Argueta

Today is Endangered Species Day! Are you aware of what species are protected, endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act? Take a moment and test your knowledge! In other news, a NWF student fellow brought native landscaping to North […] Read more >

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Endangered Species: Who’s Protected, Who’s Not?

5/16/2014 // By Dani Tinker

Learn more about the 40-year history of the Endangered Species Act, and read about the recovery of the bald eagle, an American success story. What’s Endangered Near You? You can browse threatened and endangered species in your region through the  U.S. […] Read more >

Sea Turtle. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Tyler MacDonald.

Another Chance for Clean Energy and Sea Turtles

5/14/2014 // By Lena Moffitt

The Senate may have a chance to redeem itself this week – at least in the eyes of clean energy advocates. On the heels of yet another defeat for the common-sense energy efficiency bill from Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and […] Read more >