Nature Guides

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Get Back to Nature


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National Wildlife Federation Nature Guide Apps

The COVID-19 crisis is fundamentally changing our everyday lives, but it also vividly highlights how wildlife and the outdoors are essential for our wellbeing. The National Wildlife Federation is working to highlight how connecting with the wonders of wildlife — online and safely outdoors — can help children and adults thrive during these unprecedented times.

National Wildlife Federation Nature Guides

Wildlife Guide Apps

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Field Guides for the 21st Century

Want to identify the butterflies that visit your garden, learn which birds make which call, create a list of the trees that grow naturally in your area, or research what animals you might see on your next hike? 

The National Wildlife Federation Nature Guides will help you discover the wild animals, plants, and mushrooms of North America with 50,000 pages of expert-curated content, thousands of the highest quality professional photographs and illustrations, up-to-date range maps, and more than 4,000 bird, mammal, insect, and amphibian sounds.

This new app series features incredible search functionality, letting you organize species alphabetically or taxonomically and search by family, shape, color, habitat and, more. You can even take notes and upload photos to create your own digital nature journal.

Identifying species, learning about the wildlife, and connecting with nature has never been easier. Get all the apps and carry one of the richest field guide series in your pocket, with 24/7 access at your fingertips wherever you go!


Wolf or Coyote?

Impress your friends on your next wild adventure! Download the app and discover facts about 273 North American mammals, with more than 500 photographs, dozens of mammals sounds, range maps, and more.

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How Far Do Monarchs Fly?

Monarch butterflies make an incredible migration of up to 3,000 miles every year across North America, making them one of the only butterfly species that can be observed almost every state. Want to know how to support these amazing insects? Find out the only plants that their caterpillars can eat in our butterfly guide app.

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Where We Work

More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. We're on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 52 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.

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