David Mizejewski’s Archive

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

Now is the perfect time to make your yard or garden space more attractive to birds, butterflies and other local wildlife. All wildlife need four things to survive and thrive: …

Get Outside and Enjoy Wildlife–From a Distance

At the National Wildlife Federation, we’re often asked by the media for advice on how to avoid getting attacked by wild animals. While sensationalist stories of wildlife attacks are popular …

How the Monarch Butterfly Population is Measured

The recent announcement that the overwintering monarch butterfly population has increased 144 percent since last year is great news, but might be a bit confusing. Aren’t monarch butterflies still in …

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 …

Three Ways to be a BEEAdvocate and Save Bees

Bee decline has been in the news in recent years. Both domesticated honey bees and wild native bees are experiencing troubling populations declines due to habitat loss, pesticides and disease. …

Texas Woman Makes a Difference for Local Wildlife

If a single person can make a difference for wildlife, imagine, the difference a whole community can make. Margaret Whitt, a retired public school teacher, is turning that vision into …

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