October, 2011

What the Hellbender? Salamander Joins Endangered Species List

Despite the devilish name, Hellbenders are harmless salamanders. They live in the Ozarks near cool, clean rivers and streams with lots of rocks.  Unfortunately, the fresh water species is being …

Going, Going, Gone? Two Florida Species May Be Extinct

The south Florida rainbow snake and Florida fairy shrimp may have names that sound magical, but the magic may have run out for both of them. According to the U.S. …

Ranger Rick's Your Best Shot Photo Contest

5 Reasons Kids Should Enter Ranger Rick’s Photo Contest

Children are natural wildlife watchers. Last week, every time my 20-month-old son Nate walked out of our apartment building, he would emphatically blurt out something that sounded like “Bag-bag-bag!” Honestly, I was only …

Seth Rogen Isn’t an Animal Guy

I had the good fortune to meet actor Seth Rogen when he guest-hosted the fourth hour of the Today Show last week with Hoda Kotb while Kathie Lee Gifford was …

10 “Wildest” Things Happening in National Wildlife Federation Headquarters’ Backyard

Wildlife-Friendly DMV connects wildlife enthusiasts in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia to local wildlife and the National Wildlife Federation. I will share with you the wildlife and nature …

Grizzly Bear

Alaska State Government Quietly Wars on Grizzlies

For the past 30 years, the state of Alaska has worked to reduce bear and wolf populations in the hope it will lead to more moose and caribou to hunt. …

Campus Landscapes as Ideal Avenues for Conservation Practices

Guest post by Indiana Wildlife Federation project manager Marija Watson This season, Indiana universities and campuses will be invited to join Landscaping the Sustainable Campus, a program focused on using …

Farmers Work with Wetlands to Reap Benefits

Ecosystems work in much the same way as bustling cities do. Amidst a constant frenzy of activity, each member plays an important and specific role within a self-contained world. Some …

Why You Should Register for Hike & Seek [VIDEO]

Attention Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and New Jersey residents! This month, it’s time to connect with the nature in your neighborhood. Why should you register your family for Hike & Seek? I think …

Climate Deniers Champion Persecution, Not Proof

While we no longer literally burn scientists at the stake, they still face persecution for upsetting the apple cart.

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