Wildlife Facts

Mysterious Three-Foot Earthworm Up for Protection

The Giant Palouse Earthworm lives in the deep soils of the Palouse region of Idaho and Washington and has been seen only a few times over the course of a … Read more

White Whale Gets Its Own Protection Zone

A unique white humpbacked whale near Australia is getting some special privileges. Photo by: D. Burns. Wire News Services reports: “Australian authorities have warned the public to stay away from … Read more

First Study of Rare Egg-Laying Mammal

An elusive nocturnal mammal has finally been studied. Science Daily reports: A Wildlife Conservation Society research intern working in the wilds of Papua New Guinea has successfully completed what many … Read more

Great News for Colorado Lynx

This just in from Colorado: The discovery of 10 lynx kittens this spring marks the first newborns documented in Colorado since 2006, heartening biologists overseeing restoration of the mountain feline. … Read more

Baby Raccoons In NWF’s Backyard

This morning at NWF’s headquarters in Virginia, a raccoon mom and her two babies were spotted in the enormous dead standing tree (called a snag) on the edge of the … Read more

Wild Tweets: Using Twitter to Monitor Wildlife

Since joining Twitter and making connections in the “green” Twitter world, I have heard a lot of people wondering whether the environmental community can focus all of Twitter’s positive energy … Read more

NWF Alaska Office (and Dog) Survives Quake

A moderate earthquake shook Alaska on Monday. Fortunately, the 5.4 magnitude quake was centered away from densely-populated areas. The Associated Press described the scene at NWF’s Alaska Regional Center: Still, … Read more

Three Things You Can Do for Bees

I was just flipping through this month’s National Wildlife magazine, and I saw this fascinating article on America’s bees. Bees and other pollinators are disappearing from our country due to … Read more

Wildlife Heroes: How a Fourth Grade Class Made A Difference

NWF's mission is "to inspire Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future," but sometimes, I'm reminded that it isn't our efforts at all, but the determination of children, that … Read more

Dave Mizejewski to Talk Bullfrogs, Bats and Backyard Campout on Tuesday’s Today Show

UPDATE 6/23: Watch David’s appearance here! NWF naturalist David Mizejewski will be making a live appearance on the Today Show tomorrow morning (June 23rd) to promote the Great American Backyard … Read more