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."

Not So Scary After All: Shark Facts You Might Not Know

It’s Shark Week! Discovery Channel’s annual summer ritual taps into our fascination with these marine predators. That fascination is largely based on the fear of sharks that the film Jaws …

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

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! …

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