Boat going through algal bloom

Foul-Water Season

By Laura Tangley

Increasing in size and severity, harmful algal blooms threaten both wildlife and people

California droughts

When Water Is Gone

By Paul Tolmé

Historic drought leaves western wildlife desperate for a drink


Close Encounter

By Doug Perrine, Photographs by Doug Perrine and Brandon Cole

Coming eye to eye with the world's most mysterious whales

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Wildlife Gardening

Monarch on milkweed by Victor R. Quintanilla

Battle For Butterflies

Gardeners join the fight to bring back North America's disappearing migratory monarchs.

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Stellar sea lion

Ten 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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California Red-legged Frog

Ten Tips to Give Frogs a Landing Pad

Creating a small wetland is easier than you think and can go a long way to help struggling amphibians and other wildlife.​

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Birds & Birding

Anna's Hummingbird by Jim Burns

Helping Birds Beat the Heat

Our feathered friends could use a little help from humans during the long, hot summer.

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