Snowy Owl Snowstorm

By Scott Weidensaul

A landmark study in the Lower 48 reveals surprises about an iconic Arctic bird.

Nature's Flood Insurance

By Doug Stewart

The Great Marsh: Coastal Massachusetts’ best defense against natural disasters

Birds Pushing North

By Doreen Cubie

As winters get warmer, birds once rare at northern backyard feeders are becoming more common during the cold months.

Urban Wildlife Bounty

By Cynthia Berger

Research reveals cities support a surprising wealth of species

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Photo Contest Honorable Mentions

Slide show by Thuy Senser

Honoring some of the best images from 2014 National Wildlife Photo Contest.

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Features

Wildlife Gardening

Mountain Bluebird by Todd Esque/USGS

Don't Kiss Off Mistletoe

This widespread parasitic plant plays a critical role in the lives of birds and mammals.

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PhotoZone

Stellar sea lion

10 Animals Striking a Pose

Some animals in the entries to our annual National Wildlife Photo Contest look like they're almost posing for the photographers. See the gallery and get some ideas for your own wildlife photos.

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Animals

An Alaskan polar bear cub plays with a strip of whale baleen

Alaska's Polar Bears on the Edge

Photographer Steven Kazlowski has spent 13 years capturing images of polar bears, learning many of their secrets and the dangers they face.‚Äč

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Birds & Birding

Dark-eyed Junco by Nancy Brandt

Make Winter Your Top Birding Season

By providing the food, water and shelter birds need, homeowners can enjoy some of their best backyard birding during cold months.

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