David Mizejewski

David Mizejewski

David Mizejewski is a naturalist, author, blogger, and national media personality with the National Wildlife Federation. He interprets the natural world and teaches Americans about wildlife, how to help it, and how to connect with nature. David has hosted television shows on NatGeo WILD and Animal Planet, and frequently appears on the Today Show, Conan, CNN, NPR and many other media outlets. He is author of the award-winning book "Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife."

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 …

Take Action and Beesponsible to Save the Bees

I was recently a guest on BUILD Series to talk about Beesponsible, an effort to raise awareness about bee decline and to engage people in planting bee gardens via our …

Five Tips to Help Frogs and Toads in Your Yard

Birds and butterflies are some of the most commonly seen wildlife in our yards and neighborhoods. If you follow the recommendations of our Garden for Wildlife program, you’ll be guaranteed …

How Much Do You Know About Bees?

Bees are an incredibly important group of wildlife. The service they provide by pollinating both our agricultural crops as well as wild plants is critical for our food supply and …

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