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Over 1,000 Pounds of Pumpkin and 6 Pounds (approximate figure only) of Nachos

9/13/2011 // By Jim Adams

The Alaska State Fair is tiny compared to the Iowa State Fair that I grew up attending.   Happily, it is plenty big enough to eat yourself sick on funnel cakes, nachos and bright yellow cheese, cream puffs, and corn dogs. It …

Changing the World One Backyard at a Time

8/11/2011 // By Curtis Fisher

Dave Wasmuth, Sabina Ernst, Anne Stires, Jose German and many National Wildlife Federation volunteers in Montclair, New Jersey are true wildlife rock stars. Over the course of six years, these wildlife rock stars–and yes, volunteers–got more than 180 Montclair homes (30 …

No fences: I think the Coyotes and Bobcats keep the Deer scared (good view of Camel's Hump too)

Gardening for Wildlife and People

7/21/2011 // By Curtis Fisher

I love gardening. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of my father and I working together in the garden on Long Island, New York. I even weeded the garden back then (at least that is what I tell my …

Community Wildlife Habitat Program Surges Past 50

5/26/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

As we near the end of Garden for Wildlife month, I want to shine a spotlight on the neighborhoods, towns, cities and counties around the country that are providing habitat for wildlife as part of National Wildlife Federation’s Community Wildlife …

Wildlife Need Safe Crossings

A Moose Stole the Show: People and Wildlife Need Safe Wildlife Crossings

5/24/2011 // By Curtis Fisher

I can tell you “this just doesn’t happen”. Conservationists don’t organize a press conference to bring attention to a critical wildlife crossing and end up causing a traffic jam. Not even close…

Gardening with Dad

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …