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The Gift of Gardening

5/10/2011 // By Kim Martinez

With warmer weather, I have been anxious to spend time in my backyard. It’s that time of year to pull out the shovels, the gardening tools, the dusty bird feeder. Half the battle was getting everything I needed out of […] Read more >

African-American Landowners in the Southeast Grow Networks and Longleaf Pines!

4/14/2011 // By Amadou Diop

On Saturday March 26, 2011, NWF hosted a landowners’ workshop and field day in southwest Georgia.  “Field days” are a common way to share what farming strategies have been working on the land. A typical gathering place for minority landowners […] Read more >

Bald Eagle - NWF/John C Moerk

Save State and Tribal Wildlife Grants!

4/5/2011 // By Helen Chmura

  When I think of conservation successes, I think of the bald eagle.  While the Endangered Species Act was critical for the eagle’s recovery, we also need to thank the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program.  When the grant program […] Read more >

Erin Go Green: Guinness Gets Ecofriendly

3/17/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Fans of Irish stout have another reason to raise their glasses on St. Patrick’s Day. Guinness is getting greener thanks to the genius of Irish scientists. They have figured out a way to keep that famous stout foamy and ecofriendly. […] Read more >

Above: your future overlord? ( flickr | Carolina Biological Supply Company )

Paying Through the Nose for Climate Change

2/22/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

The sinus-ly challenged have another season to sneeze through as winter sniffles make way for springtime allergies. Over 50 million Americans suffer from allergies, and that number is only getting bigger. Unfortunately, their stuffy, tender sinuses and itchy, watery eyes […] Read more >

National Drink Wine Day: Climate Change Putting the Squeeze on Grapes

2/18/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Valentine’s Day may have passed, but wine lovers have another reason to celebrate. Just in time for the weekend, Friday February 18 is National Drink Wine Day. But, if you’re a fan of a certain vintage, climate change may bring […] Read more >

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Volunteers Maintain Vigil Over Gulf’s Precious Places

12/7/2010 // By Jenna Peters

As the National Wildlife Federation’s Gulf Coast Volunteer Coordinator, I receive regular reports from our network of volunteers along the Gulf of Mexico monitoring impacts of the Gulf oil disaster. Even though it’s been more than seven months since the […] Read more >

Jaime, Jean (Craig's wife), Ben and Dan (Craig's sons)

Remembering Craig: A Happy Sad Day

12/7/2010 // By Jaime Matyas

Last Monday we dedicated the pond and habitat at the National Wildlife Federation’s Virginia headquarters to our beloved and former Chief Naturalist, Craig Tufts, who lost his battle with brain cancer just over a year ago. As we shared stories […] Read more >

Moonrise near Homer Alaska by Doug Kaufman

What They’ve Said: Meditations on Nature

10/21/2010 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Here are some thoughts—bestowed on us by various scholars, sages, theorists, etc. down through the years—that comment on or raise questions about nature, animals, conservation and related topics. Some of these observations are inspirational; many are just perspectives from a […] Read more >

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Backyard Nature Photo of the Week: Pacific Tree Frog

10/12/2010 // By Hannah Schardt

Tree frog? What tree frog? Efren Adalem spotted and photographed this tiny, well-camouflaged Pacific tree frog (Pseudocris regilla) in his Watsonville, California, backyard. Read more >