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QUIZ: To Chill or Not to Chill

NWF Celebrates 88 Years

Can you believe it has been 88 years since the National Wildlife Federation was founded? Today, the National Wildlife Federation continues to unite Americans with the common purpose of protecting … Read more

Quiz: How Many Eyes Can You Identify?

Can you guess which animal each eye belongs to? Look closely at the images of the eyes and see if you can identify the creature they belong to. Good luck! … Read more

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 … Read more

Naturalist David Mizejewski

Learn About (Not So) Scary Backyard Wildlife

As the National Wildlife Federation’s naturalist, I’m very excited to be teaching a free online class with our partner Varsity Tutors all about “scary” wildlife species that you might encounter … Read more

Mosquito on Flower

What Purpose do Mosquitoes Serve?

It’s often said that mosquitoes serve no purpose other than to annoy humans. This is easy to believe as you are swatting away these bothersome insects while trying to enjoy … Read more

In Celebration of the Springtail

The gardens we grow to support birds, bees, and other wildlife would not flourish without a little help from the soil food web. A handful of soil is teeming with … Read more

sockeye salmon spawn

Salmon for Chummies

Scale up your knowledge with these 5 facts Salmon are a well-known fish, showing up in streams, rivers, and restaurants around the country…but how much do you really know about … Read more

And the 2018 “Final Fur” Champion Is…

The results are in and the master of camouflage, the Arctic fox, came out on top this week during the fierce Final Fur competition! Competitors from all over North America … Read more

Vote for our Final Fur Champion!

Let the voting begin! We’ve got 32 native North American species facing off for glory in this years’ tournament and we need you to vote for the champion! Starting today, … Read more

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