family

The Earth of a Child

When my wife was pregnant, friends and family were quick to point out how much my world was going to change. They were right. Habits, sleep, and the simple routines …

The Forecast Calls For Play

Guest post by Holly A. How many perfect-weather days do you get every year where you live? Where I live in southern Florida, I’d estimate the number would be 75 …

Camping With Kids Made Easy- Facebook Chat Recap

Planning on camping out with the little ones this summer? National Wildlife Federation’s Be Out There Movement has all of the best camping tips to make your next overnight stay …

Gardening With Kids: Facebook Chat Recap

A new season is upon us and with the changing weather comes endless possibilities and chances to not only enjoy the nature around us, but also enhance it through our …

Picking up trash at our neighborhood clean-up

3 Tips for a Fun Community Clean-up Day

Skipper on coneflower

“Let’s Go for a Walk” and Other Loving Invitations

Backyard Wonderland

George H. Harrison

Habitat Chat with George H. Harrison

GEORGE H. HARRISON knew he was on to something. While serving as managing editor of National Wildlife in 1972, he heard about two U.S. Forest Service researchers in Massachusetts who …

Mother Nature and Me: Feeling Thankful

At the beginning of November, my friend Debi of Go Explore Nature posted this update on her Facebook page: “I’m thankful for nature’s many splendors all year long, but the …

Leaf animals

Fall Fun: Leaf Animals

Clouds fill the sky, and raindrops fall. But there is sunshine in the autumn leaves—so brilliant against the gray background. I find myself reminiscing this day, recalling a damp afternoon …

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