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50 Ways to Love Wildlife (Wherever You Are) This Earth Day

Today, the country celebrates 50 years of Earth Day from home. If you, like many others, are a sheltered-in-place environmentalist looking for ways to appreciate the magnitude of this monumental …

Adult female Rusty Blackbird

The Rusty Blackbird: 9 Things You Need to Know to Help Them

1. The Rusty Blackbird is one of North America’s most rapidly declining migratory birds. Once abundant, populations have declined an estimated 85-95% in the past 40 years.  2. Scientists aren’t …

Weekly News Roundup – February 15, 2013

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: NWF hails reintroduction of legislation conserving Colorado’s San Juan …

Play Outside at Patuxent

The sun is shining, bees are buzzing, and the birds are singing their come-hither spring fever tunes, even the endangered ones. It’s just another day at the Patuxent Wildlife Research …

Ranger Rick Six-Year-Old Helps Cornell Lab and NSF With U.S.…

It seems we must never underestimate the power of NWF’s favorite raccoon — Ranger Rick. Here is an AP story about how a motivated six year old Ranger Rick Reader helped Cornell researchers and the National Science …

Celebrating Endangered Species Day and Biodiversity

Excitement and anticipation filled the air. Despite the cool and dreary weather spirits were high and no amount of rain would ruin our day. People of all different ages and …

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