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Mosquito on Flower

What Purpose do Mosquitoes Serve?

It’s often said that mosquitoes serve no purpose other than to annoy humans. This is easy to believe as you are swatting away these bothersome insects while trying to enjoy …

Mosquito on leaf.

What You Need to Know Before Spraying for Mosquitoes

When the weather is nice, there’s nothing better than getting out of the house to enjoy nature right outside your door. Whether it’s grilling out with family, doing some gardening, …

Six Ways to Support Fall Monarch Migration

Each fall, monarch butterflies embark on an incredible migration to their wintering grounds. West of the Rockies, the population heads to the Pacific coast, where they gather in scattered roosts …

Facts About the “Murder Hornet”

Recent documentation of the Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia) in Canada and Washington state have prompted questions and concern about the species. While invasive non-native species are a real problem …

5 Ways You Can Help Eastern Monarchs

Six Ways to Support Wild Birds at Home

5 Ways You Can Help Western Monarchs

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 …

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