October, 2010

Sawing grooves in my bat house

The Ever-Popular Build-a-Bat-House Website

Have you ever wanted to build a bat house? Apparently, LOTS of people are interested. How do I know? Many years ago, I wrote a page on how to build …

TR's Birthday / Illustration by Max Greenberg

On Teddy Roosevelt’s Birthday, Taking To The Bully Pulpit For Wildlife (Part I)

Today we celebrate what would be the 152nd birthday of a man so mighty he made a pince-nez and a vest look tough. Rough Rider, Trustbuster, Bull Moose Environmentalist: Teddy Roosevelt.

Leaf animals

Fall Fun: Leaf Animals

Clouds fill the sky, and raindrops fall. But there is sunshine in the autumn leaves—so brilliant against the gray background. I find myself reminiscing this day, recalling a damp afternoon …

Birds Die Slow Death in Tar Sands Sludge

Yesterday, reports surfaced that birds landed in the toxic sludge-filled lakes that surround the tar sands mines in northern Alberta. Over 120 birds had to be euthanized because they were …

Spider's Web Halloween costume from 2005

My Green Halloween Costumes

Every year at National Wildlife Federation’s Headquarters office, we hold a Halloween party with prizes for costumes. I like making costumes from recycled materials because of the intellectual challenge and …

New Global Analysis Shows Value of Conservation

The future of life on Earth is on the negotiating table in Nagoya, Japan as delegates from more than 190 countries grapple with carrying out the United Nations Convention on …

Dolly Sods National Wilderness Area in West Virginia by Sharon Dalton

Part 2: What They’ve Said–Meditations on Nature

This is the second installment of a collection of thoughts that comment on or raise questions about nature, animals, conservation and related topics. Some of these observations are inspirational; many …

Our clean energy future is on the line in next week’s elections

Get out and vote next week in support of clean energy and against fossil fuel dinosaurs.

Protect the Arctic Refuge for Good!

December 6th marks the 50th anniversary of the Arctic Refuge, which polar bears, arctic foxes, migratory birds and other wildlife depend on for their survival.

Barn Owl by Ann Mikeal

Bird of the Week: Barn Owl

Silent, stealthy hunters that are active at night, owls in general have been associated with magic, evil and death for thousands of years. The Aztecs portrayed their god of death …

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