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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 …

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How to Live Responsibly Alongside Our Wild Neighbors

3/5/2015 // By Dani Tinker

Urban ecosystems are increasingly becoming critical habitats for wildlife. It’s time we embrace it, roll out the welcome mat and find ways to live responsibly alongside our wild neighbors. This list is simply a starting place, please add your advice and tips …

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 …

Browns Canyon Success! Five Species Whose Home is Now Permanently Protected

2/16/2015 // By Jennifer Janssen

Stunning and wild. Best white-water rafting in the country. Paradise for people and wildlife alike. This is Colorado’s Browns Canyon, America’s newest national monument. Located about 130 miles southwest of Denver, Browns Canyon is a unique ecosystem that provides outstanding …

Science Links Dolphin Deaths to BP Oil Spill – Again

2/13/2015 // By Lacey McCormick

Five years after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, dolphins in the oiled area are still dying in high numbers. The evidence was already quite strong that BP’s oil was to blame for these ongoing deaths. A 2013 study found that …

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Lonely Cougars in Los Angeles Need Safe Passage to Love

2/12/2015 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

Los Angeles’s loneliest bachelor, P-22, can use all the help he can get to find love this Valentine’s Day! The plight of P-22 has been featured around the world, from the front page of the Wall Street Journal to the …

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Animals to Give Your Heart to This Valentine’s Day

2/11/2015 // By Dani Tinker

I’m not a huge fan of all the heart shaped balloons and pink of Valentine’s Day. I find it an exhausting holiday. But I’m not heartless. That’s why I’m more than happy to give my heart to these (and all) wild …

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Six Ways to Save Monarchs

2/10/2015 // By David Mizejewski

Monarch butterflies are in trouble. Over the last few decades, populations of these iconic orange and black butterflies have declined by over 90 percent. The National Wildlife Federation is teaming up with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other …

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 …

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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 …