David Mizejewski’s Archive

Aedes aegypti, the primary Zika virus vector, feeds on human blood. Photo by James Gathany.

Three Natural Ways to Reduce Mosquito Bites

Mosquitoes are a persistent annoyance during the summer months, and while we can empathize with the fantasy of totally eradicating these biting insects in a tornado of poisons, we at …

Celebrating Pride Month and Diversity in Conservation

Natural ecosystems are strongest and most healthy when they are diverse, and so is the conservation movement. June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month and for the first time the National Wildlife …

Making Room for Wildlife in Surprising Places

The National Wildlife Federation is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, a growing suburb of Washington, D.C., and also the very first Certified Community Wildlife Habitat in the state of Virginia. I …

A Naturalist’s Reflection on the Legacy of Legendary Conservationist Jim Fowler

Jim Fowler, beloved naturalist, conservationist and media personality, has passed away at the age of 89. Jim devoted his life to educating the public about wildlife and promoting conservation through …

Four Ways to Attract Birds and Butterflies

Get Outside and Enjoy Wildlife–From a Distance

How the Monarch Butterfly Population is Measured

Good News for Eastern Monarch Butterfly Population

The latest numbers for the eastern monarch butterfly population have just been released and posted by Monarch Watch, and there’s some good news to report. The species has experienced a precipitous decline …

Five Gifts to Help Wild Birds

The holiday season (or any time of the year) is a great time to give gifts that help out your local wild birds. Even if it’s a gift for yourself! …

Great Fall-Blooming Plants for Pollinators

Want to help bees? Take a look at Beesponsible‘s “Honey-Do” List to learn how you can make a difference for native bees in your backyard and community! Then visit our …

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