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National Wildlife October-November 2018 Cover

Read all the compelling stories in the new issue of National Wildlife!

  • Lisa Moore, Editorial Director
  • National Wildlife
  • Oct 01, 2018

Caught by a remote camera trap, a bobcat (left) prowls near a section of the U.S.–Mexico border wall in Texas. Credit: Joel Sartore (National Geographic Creative)

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Up Against a Wall

  • Laura Tangley
  • Conservation
  • October 1, 2018

New barriers along the U.S.–Mexico border would threaten scores of unique plant and animal species.

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Breaking the Prairie

  • Paul Tolmé
  • Conservation
  • October 1, 2018

Wildlife habitat in the Prairie Pothole Region is falling to the plow as the United States expands p...

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Control Pests Without Collateral Damage

  • Doreen Cubie
  • Conservation
  • October 1, 2018

Rodenticides kill countless nontarget creatures, from wild cats to owls, but you can avoid the poiso...

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Power Play

  • Barry Yeoman
  • Animals
  • October 1, 2018

Humans are hardly the only animals in which males use aggression—or its threat—to intimidate females...

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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

  • Jennifer S. Holland
  • Science Sleuth
  • October 1, 2018

Buggy housemates are ubiquitous, diverse and here to stay.

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News of the Wild

  • Mark Wexler
  • Animals
  • October 1, 2018

Singing bowhead whales, declining urban trees and a spider with the fastest spin

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How to Make Backyard Bats Feel at Home

  • Janet Marinelli
  • Garden for Wildlife
  • October 1, 2018

Provide food, water and roosting sites to help these important but beleaguered mammals.

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Ssssssssssservice Animals

  • Lynne Warren
  • Garden for Wildlife
  • August 1, 2018

Snakes in your yard? They may be up to something unexpected—and helpful to plants

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Planting a “living fence”

  • Janet Marinelli
  • Garden For Wildlife
  • June 1, 2018

Wildlife hedges provide birds and other animals with food, cover and places to raise young

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Nature’s Witness: Triple Charm

  • Photograph by Karine Aigner
  • PhotoZone
  • October 1, 2018

Three bobcat kittens lounge in a treetop, waiting for mom.

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Shared Moment: Balancing Act

  • Photograph by Bence Máté
  • PhotoZone
  • October 1, 2018

A leafcutter ant's tireless work

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Nature’s Witness: Into the Light

  • Photograph by Marc Harris
  • PhotoZone
  • August 1, 2018

A great blue heron gracefully glides through the Florida Everglades

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