Jane Kirchner

Jane Kirchner has spent more than 20 years helping save open lands and advocating for the protection of wildlife habitat. She loves working on programs that connect people who care about wildlife and the environment to actions they can take to make a difference. Jane manages online strategy campaigns at NWF and during her free time likes to spend as much time as she can outdoors, especially in places where native species are found. She is also a master gardener and former county planning commissioner.
elk

Are these elk, moose or caribou?

Elk, moose and caribou make for great winter wildlife watching, but it’s tricky to know which is which. Here are six ways to tell the difference between these three species: …

How Do You Protect 2 Million Acres of Wild Lands?

Think about a park, forest, hiking trail, or wild lands you visit to experience and enjoy wildlife. It could be a big place like California’s Kings Canyon National Park, the …

eastern tiger swallowtail caterpillar

Plan Next Year’s Staycation Garden Safari

Why go on a safari when a safari could come to you? Imagine yourself sipping lemonade on your lawn chair while strange and marvelous creatures entertain you. This is what …

red wolf

Call to Action For Red Wolves: “We Cannot Turn Our Back on a Native Species”

There are fewer than 40 red wolves left in the wild—freely roaming the forests and marshes of eastern North Carolina.  Almost 20,000 Americans sent messages calling on the U.S. Fish …

red fox and kit

15 Small Ways to Make a Big Difference for Wildlife

There are simple choices we can make in our everyday lives and small things we can do to make a big difference for the treasured wildlife we care about. You …

Yellow-breasted chat.

Five Migrating Birds That May Stop in Your Yard

Right now, more than a hundred and fifty species of birds are on their way northward from tropical wintering grounds to take advantage of emerging insects, budding plants and an …

arctic fox

Take the Arctic Wildlife Quiz

The Arctic is a polar region located at the northernmost part of Earth that includes the Arctic Ocean and the northern part of Alaska in the United States. Despite having long, cold …

opossum and young

Opossums: Unsung Heroes in the Fight Against Ticks and Lyme Disease

With the huge rise in deer tick populations and the spread of Lyme disease, many friends of wildlife are welcoming opossums into their yards. Why? Scientists have learned that opossums …

Rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis)

I want Bombus affinis in my garden

For the past three years, photographer Tony Ernst has seen rusty patched bumble bees in his garden, and every year he watches to see if they return. I’d like to …

moose in winter

Climate change, pollution and mining: Moose pay the price

If we need evidence that our changing climate, polluted waterways, and mining on public lands directly impacts wildlife, consider the plight of moose. The majestic animal is struggling with disease …

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