Wildlife Facts

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

Quiz: Can We Guess What Animal You’d Be Based on Your Dinner Plans Tonight?

Plan a three-course meal (with breakfast) and see which animal you’d be! Ready for your next quiz? Click here for more! Read more

Smoke rises from an illegally lit fire in Amazon rainforest reserve, south of Novo Progresso in Para state, Brazil, on August 15, 2020. (Photo by CARL DE SOUZA / AFP) (Photo by CARL DE SOUZA/AFP via Getty Images)

5 species in need of EU Due Diligence

EU Policy on Forest Products and Deforestation Tropical forests are hotspots of biodiversity, containing at least two-thirds of all species on Earth. However, these forests, and the wildlife that call … Read more

Quiz: Which Endangered Animal Are You?

Quiz: Which Endangered Animal Are You?

Answer five questions to see which endangered animal channels your inner self! Read more amazing blogs about endangered animals! Read more

Lone wolf OR-93 in central Sierra.

The Wolf is at Yosemite’s Door

I have lived outside Yosemite National Park for over twenty years and worked in the park for almost a decade. Yosemite is my north star, and I spend every spare … Read more

Creative Solutions Protect Southwest Colorado’s Bighorn Sheep

High in the San Juan range of Southwestern Colorado are some of the highest mountains in the United States including a number of peaks that top 14,000 feet, or “14ers,” … Read more

A group of pronghorn antelope in front of a Wyoming mountainscape

Mapping Invisible Barriers: A Frontier in Conservation

Humans have impacted and altered landscapes in enumerable ways, but fencing is a significant aspect of our collective footprint that is often overlooked. Fences are so common across the globe … Read more

Quiz: Which Iconic Winter Animal Are You?

Answer seven questions to see which iconic winter animal channels your inner self! Read more amazing winter blogs! Read more

A group of elk in front of a snowy backdrop, with one elk front and center.

Nine Wildlife Wins in 2020

It’s true that the past year has been dominated by headlines of gloom and doom. The disruption, uncertainty, and extreme hardship that has resulted from the global pandemic and economic … Read more