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Five Migrating Birds That May Stop in Your Yard

Right now, more than a hundred and fifty species of birds are on their way northward from tropical wintering grounds to take advantage of emerging insects, budding plants and an …

It’s Earth Day: Show Our Public Lands Some Love

Did you know the federal government manages approximately 640 million acres of public land? That translates to about 28% of the nation’s 2.27 billion acres! Multiple government agencies are charged with working …

What to do When Foxes Move In

A National Wildlife Federation supporter has recently had some foxes take up residence in her yard. The fox den is roughly ten feet from her front door and she’s concerned …

Jefferson salamander

Why Salamanders Love Vernal Pools

On a rainy spring night in a New Jersey forest, a Jefferson salamander stirs under the rotting log that hides her. At last, it’s time. She wriggles slowly through the …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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