Halloween

Pictures of the potential results of the "Spooky Creature" quiz: Red Wolf, Northern Spotted Owl., Sierra Nevada Yellow Legged Frog, Virginia Big-Eared Bat, Black Widow, and Atlantic Salt Marsh Snake

Quiz: Who’s Your Spooky Creature?

Many species get bad reputations from movies or TV shows, and that has consequences for conservation. Take our quiz to find out which spooky Halloween animal channels your inner self …

A Scary Ingredient in your Halloween Candy is Destroying Rainforests and Harming Wildlife

This Halloween, we should consider swapping the ordinary images of graveyards, ghosts and witches with that of burnt forests, skeletal trees and dying wildlife – because the scariest part of …

Save the Swamp: But, Beware the “Rougarou”

Walking through a Louisiana swamp at night, the moon is full and the fog hangs low on the surface of an old bayou. All around, there is the movement of …

Critters That Will Give You Costume Goals

Halloween is the one time of year when we can dress up and become someone or something else. During this supernatural time of year, many of us put a lot …

Trick or Treat: What do you know about bats?

Can you guess which bat fact is a trick (false) or treat (true)?   Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. …

Tricks of Symbolic Halloween Critters

Meet some of these tricky Halloween-themed critters who have a few natural ruses of their own: Frogs For thousands of years frogs have been associated with folklore, sorcery, and wizardry. …

Future Ghosts? Wildlife on the Brink of Extinction

Here are a few wildlife species we need to protect in the U.S. Red Wolf Status: Critically Endangered Threats: Hybridization with coyotes, vehicle and gunshot mortality from humans, and habitat loss …

A Wild Halloween Costume Guide

It’s true that the world’s reptiles come with a frightening array of fierce fangs, deadly venom, powerful crushing jaws, and other terrors. But, as long as you give them a …

Squirrel in a pumpkin by Katherine Flickinger.

How to Recycle Halloween Pumpkins for Wildlife

Updated October 2021 One of the best parts of Halloween is decorating with pumpkins. After the trick-or-treaters clear away and Halloween is officially over, don’t toss your pumpkins in the …

Throw a Ranger Rick Halloween Party!

As one of the editors for Ranger Rick magazine, I get to create lots of kid-friendly crafts and recipes. Since autumn is my favorite time of the year, coming up …

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