Wildlife Facts

More Beavers Equals More Birds

We know that beavers are busy critters. They build habitat for fish and wildlife when they create natural structures in streams and rivers that slow down and spread out water. … Read more

Reversing America’s Wildlife Crisis: Securing the Future of Our Fish and Wildlife

From moose struggling for a foothold in the great north woods to plummeting numbers of monarch butterflies, America’s wildlife faces a crisis of massive proportions. One third of all our … Read more

Blanding's turtle

Turn the Tide for Turtles: Help Them Live to a Very Old Age

With their low metabolism and predator-proof hard shells, our native freshwater turtles are well equipped to live a long life.*  But traffic on roads slicing through habitats along with the … Read more

regal fritillary butterfly

A Safety Net for Butterflies

It’s Learn About Butterflies Day!  When that first butterfly of spring flutters by, our hearts skip a beat. Sadly, almost a fifth (17 percent) of the roughly 800 species gracing … Read more

southern flying squirrel

Flying Squirrels Need You to Be a Hero for Wildlife

The mighty little squirrel of the night faces tough challenges in some states where it’s losing forest habitat. Northern flying squirrels can’t live in just any kind of woods. They … Read more

On the Endangered List: The Land and Water Conservation Fund

You might expect our political leaders to champion a 50-year-plus program that has conserved more than 500 million acres in every state and nearly every county for wildlife habitat, hunting, … 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

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Baby Animal Names?

As spring quickly approaches, nature is starting to wake up from its winter slumber. Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping and lots of babies are being born! Take our quiz … Read more

Join us on our road to the Final Fur!

Help us celebrate National Wildlife Week as we kick off our Final Fur tournament! Cheer on your favorite native North American species as they compete for honor, glory, and the … Read more

golden-winged warbler

A golden opportunity for the golden-winged warbler

Weighing less than two nickels, a golden-winged warbler flies south from the Appalachian Mountains to winter in a shade-grown coffee plantation of Central America. Every day, an increasingly rare species … Read more