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QUIZ: To Chill or Not to Chill

A bird with brown wings and a black and white striped head holds inch worms in its beak.

Year-Round Bird Feeding

Winter is a prime time to bring those bird feeders out and make a New Year’s resolution to provide food year-round for our feathered friends. Discover how birds’ diets change … Read more

A small, furry, rodent-like mammal sits on rocks.

Surviving the Snow: The Amazing Adaptations of Three Winter Wonders

When the temperatures start to drop and the days get shorter, it’s easy to assume that the natural world goes into a state of hibernation. But the truth is that … Read more

Clockwise: humpback whales, monarch butterfly, pronghorn antelope

Heading South

Every autumn and winter, in a dramatic act of coordination and navigation, dozens of species across North America migrate vast distances for food, warmth or breeding. Monarch butterflies descend upon … Read more

snow covered trees on mountain

QUIZ: Where Should You Go Winter Wildlife Watching?

From the forest to the sea, there are lots of places you could be! Take our quiz to find out where you should go winter wildlife watching. Read more

Pine Grosbeak by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant David Halgrimson.

QUIZ: Seven Red Birds for the Holidays

Red is a color associated with Christmas, Yule, and the winter holiday season in general. Here in North America, we don’t have too many wildlife species that are red. There … Read more

Quiz: Which Iconic Winter Animal Are You?

Answer seven questions to see which iconic winter animal channels your inner self! Read more amazing winter blogs! Read more

Northern Cardinals by Laura Hedgecockk

Tips for Winter Bird Feeding

As temperatures drop across much of the country, it’s time to put more thought into what your backyard birds are eating. Providing high-quality food during winter not only entices more … Read more

Frogs That Freeze Solid

Different animals use different strategies to survive winter. Some species migrate south, others grow thick coats, and some fatten up or stash food reserves. Many species hibernate or go dormant to … Read more

Animal Prints by Charlene Clark.

Who Goes There? Identifying Animal Tracks In Your Backyard

Are you eagerly awaiting the snowy season in order to take a peek at what critters have been scurrying through your backyard? Studying prints left by animals is an ancient … Read more