Wildlife Facts

Two jellyfish swimming together

Quiz: How Many Marine Schools Can You Name?

It’s back to school time! Are you ready to take marine science 101? Put YOUR marine knowledge to the test and see how many aquatic schools you can name! Want … Read more

pronghorn

Six Wildlife Species That’d Win Olympic Gold

The National Wildlife Federation congratulates the Team USA athletes who have run, swam, leapt, thrown, and cycled their way to victory so far at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. But we … Read more

great white shark

Not So Scary After All: Shark Facts You Might Not Know

We hope everyone had a great Shark Month! Discovery Channel’s annual summer ritual taps into our fascination with these marine predators. That fascination is largely based on the fear of … Read more

Which Shark Species are You?

Sharks have an undeserved bad reputation. Take our quiz to find out which shark channels your inner self and learn more about these amazing wild animals! Want to learn more … Read more

Quiz: Plan a Vacation Getaway to Find Out Which Marine Animal You’d Be!

Summer is finally here! Whether your ideal vacation is on a tropical sunny beach or in a lush National Park, we’re confident we can guess which animal you’d be based … Read more

Bumble bee

To Bee or Not to Bee: A Discussion on Honey Bees

We have grown up with honey bees following us around in gardens, apple orchards, and forests, easily identifiable by their honey yellow stripes and slim, hairy bodies, but what about … Read more

Bumble bee pollinating bee balm. Pollinators like these are in decline.

10 Ways to Save Pollinators

Pollinators are in trouble. These important wildlife move from plant to plant while searching for protein-rich pollen or high-energy nectar to eat. As they go, they are dusted by pollen … Read more

Bumble Bee by Julie Chen

5 Facts About Bumble Bees—and How To Help Them

If asked to name a key pollinator in the United States, you’re likely to think first of the honey bee. Native to Europe, honey bees were introduced to North America … 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

Return of Brood X Cicadas

A Short Celebration in the Sun Americans are about to experience a rare phenomenon for the first time in 17 years: the return of Brood X periodical cicadas! Last seen … Read more