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  • Wildlife-Friendly Fertilizers

    nwf.org 15 Apr '15, 6pm

    Many commercial fertilizers are made from ammonia, which is extracted from natural gas using a complex chemical process. This process also releases carbon dioxide—the heat-trapping gas primarily responsible for global warming —into the atmosphere. Nitrates in the resulting fertilizers...

  • Homeowners are recognizing the value of replacing front lawns with native plants:

    Redefining Curb Appeal

    nwf.org 12 Apr '15, 3pm

    Replacing lawns with native plants may seem unconventional, but it can pay off—both for homeowners and for wildlife. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, planting native species can improve the curb appeal of a home, boost its resale value and decrease its time on the m...

  • Happy #HumpDay! These behemoths have begun one of the longest migrations in the animal world:

    Humpback Whale

    nwf.org 15 Apr '15, 3pm

    At the beginning of spring, the Pacific humpback whale population begins their 3,000 mile journey to their summer feeding grounds off the Alaskan coast. It is one of the longest migrations in the animal world. The humpback whales will feed around Alaska all summer then make the revers...

  • Create a Bird-friendly Habitat

    nwf.org 16 Apr '15, 7pm

    Provide water year-round - A simple birdbath is a great start. Change water every 2-3 days in summer and use a heater in the winter. Place the water container about 10 feetfrom dense shrubs or other cover that predators may use. Install native plants - Select a variety of native plant...

  • Smarty Plants: New studies explore the “brains” behind plant behavior:

    Smarty Plants

    nwf.org 10 Apr '15, 12am

    plant intelligence extends to language . Evidence suggests that plants communicate with the roots of other plants and with soil organisms via a diverse repertoire of chemical compounds exuded through their roots. Likewise, plants call out to their pollinators by exuding airborne fragr...

  • Give opossums a chance, they might just impress you:

    Give Opossums a Break

    nwf.org 03 Apr '15, 3pm

    Ithaca College’s Leann Kanda studied opossums in western Massachusetts to learn how they survive New England winters. As animals that originated in the Tropics, opossums can’t bulk up with subcutaneous fat as well as raccoons and other North American mammals, so they are in danger of ...

  • Five Years and Counting

    nwf.org 30 Mar '15, 3pm

    Five years after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, wildlife is still struggling. 03-30-2015 // Lacey McCormick Five years after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded , sending oil into the Gulf of Mexico for 87 days, wildlife are still struggling. The Gulf, with its deep waters, sandy ...

  • Our Top 10 Cities for Wildlife are committed to conservation. Who made the list? #WildlifeWeek

    Top 10 Cities for

    nwf.org 09 Mar '15, 2pm

    Which American cities are going above and beyond the call of duty to protect America’s wildlife? The National Wildlife Federation is honoring the ten cities whose citizens have the strongest commitment to wildlife as part of our celebration of National Wildlife Week 2015. Learn more a...

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