National Wildlife Federation

National Wildlife Federation

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is the United States' largest private, nonprofit conservation education and advocacy organization, with over six million members and supporters, and 51 state and territorial affiliated organizations (including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands). The NWF strives to remain "A national network of like-minded state and territorial groups, seeking balanced, common-sense solutions to environmental problems that work for wildlife and people." On March 1, 1934, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt appointed political cartoonist Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling to be the chief of the U.S. Wikipedia

National Wildlife Federation

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is the United States' largest private, nonprofit conservation education and advocacy organization, with over six million members and supporters, and 51 state and territorial affiliated organizations (including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands). The NWF strives to remain "A national network of like-minded state and territorial groups, seeking balanced, common-sense solutions to environmental problems that work for wildlife and people." On March 1, 1934, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt appointed political cartoonist Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling to be the chief of the U.S. Wikipedia

Jul 21, 1:24 PM

Did you know #chipmunks are basically tiny #squirrels that have adapted to burrowing? Other members of the #squirrel family (Sciuridae) include #woodchucks, #prairiedogs, various ground squirrels and, of course, tree squirrels. North America is home to 21 #chipmunk species, according to the #Smithsonian Institution. Chipmunks produce one or two litters a year. Young are on their own within eight weeks. Chipmunks prefer forested areas and can climb trees, shrubs and birdfeeders. They eat various types of seeds as well as fungus, helping to spread the mycorrhizal fungi that live around tree roots and are critical to tree survival. Chipmunks also spread the seeds of trees and other plants. They also scarf grain, fruit, nuts, insects, worms, bird eggs and even nestling birds and baby mice. They might not sing like Alvin and the boys, but wild chipmunks do vocalize. Kenneth Schmidt, a biologist at Texas Tech University who studies eastern chipmunks, recognizes three chipmunk calls, the chip, the deeper chuck, and the startle call. The last is an alarm that warns of impending danger.

Jul 20, 10:19 AM

Sadly, kids today may have far fewer opportunities to enjoy seeing the flash of #fireflies on a warm #summer night. Here''s how you can help fight their decline: Provide larval #habitat. Firefly eggs hatch and larvae develop in rotten logs and leaf litter. Let fallen leaves, branches and other organic matter pile up in parts of your yard. Give adults food and shelter. Adult fireflies live and feed in long grassesand females climb tall stems to flash to males overheadso do not overmow. In some cases, these carnivorous #insects eat flower nectar as adults; plants in the Asteraceae family may be especially attractive. Supply water. Fireflies thrive around ponds, springs, and puddles. Avoid pesticides. Broad-spectrum lawn chemicals are especially deadly. Let fireflies control your grubs, slugs, and snails naturally. Dim the lights. Scientists suspect fireflies are harmed by light #pollution, which disrupts the flashes the insects use to communicate. Dimmer lights may also enhance your experience of fireflies, forging brand new memories of summers magical nights. #gardenforwildlife #wildlife #funfact

Jul 15, 11:07 AM

In late April, the #Trump Administration issued an Executive Order to review national #monuments established in the last 21 years, despite the Presidents campaign promises to fulfill the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt. The review targets #Utahs #grandstaircaseescalante and another 26 monuments, which include irreplaceable habitats at risk of being shrunk or eliminated, opening up lands and waters to the threat of #oil and #gas development or being turned over to private interests. #nofilter #wildlifehabitat #conservation

Jul 5, 10:02 PM

Few experiences are more awe-inspiring than seeing American #bison in the wild. Bison are the largest land #mammal in North America, weighing up to 2,000 pounds, and it is truly a magnificent sight to watch a thundering herd crossing the grass-filled plain. #Yellowstone is the only place in the United States where wild bison have lived continuously since prehistoric times. These bison are genetically pure not bred with livestock and are the descendants of only 100 or so bison that remained in the 1880s after decades of slaughter brought the species to the brink of #extinction. Approximately 4,900 bison roam freely over the parks expansive landscape. Thanks to friends of wildlife, they now have expanded habitat to roam a little further outside park boundaries. #wildlife