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
Surviving the Snow: The Amazing Adaptations of Three Winter Wonders
NWF Celebrates 87 Years
Can you believe it has been 87 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
QUIZ: Step Up to Bat
October is Bat Appreciation Month and Halloween is right around the corner. There are a wide variety of bats (not including Batman), but each plays a different role in our … Read more
Why are Bats, Owls, Toads, and Crows Associated with Halloween?
With the spookiest season in full swing and Halloween decorations abound, you might be wondering why certain animals are so often featured in our harvest-themed festivities. Why do plastic owls … Read more
How Do We Know Anything About Migrating Birds?
What is Aeroecology? Each August, billions of birds rally themselves for the long, dangerous migration south. With the abundant foods offered by the summer breeding season now dwindling in supply, … Read more
QUIZ: What’s Your Wildlife Personality?
We all have a wild side. What’s yours? Read more
New Science on Same-sex Behavior in Wildlife
In honor of Pride Month, we are taking the opportunity to look at same-sex sexual relationships in wildlife—from sea stars and birds, to monkeys and apes. Thanks to a cultural … Read more
Little Larry Swims: Salmon in the Trees?
Let’s talk about the food chain! We’re all a part of it. When you are a salmon, you are a big part of it. 130 different plant and animal species … Read more
Little Larry Swims: High Tailin’ Salmon
Ever hear the saying: “The odds are good, but the goods are odd?” In my case, and for all the salmon runs in these parts, the opposite is true. The … Read more