urban wildlife

What We’re Grateful for this Thanksgiving: You!

Across the country, National Wildlife Federation is working with our members, partners and affiliates to protect wildlife and their habitat. And everywhere we look, we see the impact you’ve had … Read more

A mountain lion enjoys her dinner on Mulholland Drive in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Cyclist Has Amazing Encounter with a Mountain Lion in Los Angeles

Why did the cyclist cross the road? To put some distance between himself and the mountain lion eating its dinner! Known for its scenic vistas, Mulholland Drive meanders through the … Read more

Celebrating one of Nature’s Greatest Engineers: The Martinez Beaver Festival

People line the small footbridge bridge that crosses Alhambra Creek in downtown Martinez, eagerly scouting the water for a look at the city’s star attraction. One young girl starts pointing … Read more

A Mountain Lion in Hollywoodland: Does Los Angeles Appreciate Its Wild Animals?

National Park Service biologist Jeff Sikich stands among a stand of chaparral and mountain mahogany on the edge of a parking lot adjacent to the famed Griffith Observatory. People casually … Read more

Facebook Employees Rally Around Foxes—And Earn a Certified Wildlife Habitat!

When strolling through the Menlo Park headquarters of the technological giant Facebook, one might expect to encounter packs of software engineers or herds of hackers, but a skulk of gray … Read more

Have You Hugged a Tree Lately?

Guest post by Melinda Housholder. When I did field work with the National Park Service a few years ago along the National Mall, I hugged trees on a daily basis. … Read more

Urban gardeners

How to Experience Nature in the City in Seven Days

Nature in the city? Nothing, nada, zip. Or at least that’s the popular myth. The reality is abundant, quirky, intriguing, green (and pink, brown, gray, black, sleek, furred and feathered). The … Read more

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