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Eight Wild Animal Species the Pilgrims Ate—and How They Are Today

[br] The Pilgrims’ first thanksgiving celebration (which lasted three days) probably took place in mid October 1621, after an unexpectedly bountiful harvest. The newcomers invited local Indians—who had given them …

New NWF Program: Erthnxt: Trees for the 21st Century

The National Wildlife Federation and the national tree-planting and youth education organization, Erthnxt, have combined forces to further environmental literacy, youth volunteerism, habitat restoration, and reversing global warming.  Our joint aim …

Outdoor Kids: Easy Fall Planting

I always say that planting spring-flowering bulbs in the fall is one of the easiest family planting activities ever. And, I usually wait until November to plant them. There are …

Week Six: A Tree of My Very Own

Check out Jennifer Ward’s tree-based activities–and learn how to “just be.”

Baby Raccoons In NWF’s Backyard

This morning at NWF’s headquarters in Virginia, a raccoon mom and her two babies were spotted in the enormous dead standing tree (called a snag) on the edge of the …

Tending To Trees

‘Tis the season for greening, growing, budding and blooming. The trees in my neighborhood now sport tufts of tender leaves like bright spring hairdos. Yup, May is the month for …

Befriend A Tree

Mary Quattlebaum shares another of her favorite books.

Creating a Field Guide to Your Backyard, Part II

In April I introduced a no-cost, low-impact way to observe and enjoy nature with your kids by creating a field guide to your own backyard. Taking as little or as …

MU Researchers Find that Submerged Oak Trees Store Carbon 2,000 Years Longer

The role that forests play in climate conditions is vast and complex, including conversion of carbon dioxide into oxygen, stabilization of coastlines and open terrain, shade provision, and the reflection …

The Joy of Camping

What’s the best thing about camping? These days, I’d say it’s getting away from my car and my computer for a few days. When I was a kid, I would …

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