Click on the photos to open stories!

Looking for a fun (and healthy!) breakfast for your kids? Get “Bizzie” and make this pancake snack that looks just like Ricky’s beaver pal! https://rangerrick.org/crafts_activities/bizzie-beaver-snack-2/ (link in bio)

#breakfastideas #cookingwithkids #pancakes #kidsbreakfast #kidsbreakfastideas #beavers #breakfastrecipes
...

Happy Pollinator Week! 🦋 🐝 🌺
Many moths are pollinators, just as their butterfly cousins are. Check out this fuzzy elephant hawk moth that’s dusted with tiny pollen grains. The pollen stuck to the moth’s hairs while the insect sipped nectar with its long proboscis. See it curled up below the moth’s head? Learn about other important pollinators in the world: https://rangerrick.org/ranger_rick/the-other-pollinators/ (link in bio)

#pollinatorweek #pollinatorweek2022 #pollinator #pollinators #pollination #pollinatorsofinstagram #hawkmoth #hawkmoths #elephanthawkmoth #proboscis #insectsofinstagram #insects #naturephotography #closeupshot
...

It’s summer—the perfect time to peek in a pond! Put on some old sneakers or rubber boots, grab a pal and your explorer’s kit, and scope things out with these fun splashy activities: https://rangerrick.org/ranger_rick/pond-search/ (link in bio)

#summer #summerfun #pond #pondlife #outdoorfun #greenhour #kidsoutdoors #kidsoutdooractivities
...

It's World Giraffe Day! 🦒
Most of the time, giraffes are peaceful animals. But male giraffes, or bulls, will sometimes fight to decide who’s boss. These battles are called “necking” because the giraffes use their necks as weapons. Lots of times, bulls simply wrap their necks together, pushing each other. But other times, they spread their front legs and swing their necks like clubs to smack each other. Usually, bulls don’t get badly hurt during these tussles.
Video by @NaturePictureLibrary

#WorldGiraffeDay #GiraffeDay #Giraffe #Giraffes #Wildlife #wildlifevideos #giraffelove #GiraffesofInstagram
...

Happy Father’s Day!
While Mom is off hunting, this black-backed jackal dad stays behind and minds the pups. He protects them, feeds them, and plays with them.
Meet more animal dads that are top pops: https://rangerrick.org/ranger_rick_jr/daddy-and-me/ (link in bio)
📷 by @suzieszterhas

#fathersday #father #fathersday2022 #dads #animaldad #jackal #jackals #blackbackedjackal #wildlife #wildlifephotography #happyfathersday
...

Since Father’s Day is Sunday, we thought you’d enjoy this fun fatherly fact! Did you know a jawfish dad carries his mate’s eggs in his mouth? He keeps the eggs safe until they are ready to hatch. From time to time, he spits the eggs out and then sucks them back in. This helps them get the oxygen they need. Safe in Papa’s jaws, they’re hidden from predators and have a much better chance of surviving long enough to grow up.
#FunFactFriday #fathersday #Fathers #Dads #fathersday2022 #funfacts #jawfish #jawfishwitheggs #nature #wildlife #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #Fish #fishofinstagram #fishoftheday
...

It’s World Sea Turtle Day! 🌊🐢🌊
Shell-ebrate by learning more about these remarkable reptiles: https://www.nwf.org/Educational-Resources/Wildlife-Guide/Reptiles/Sea-Turtles (link in bio)

#worldseaturtleday #SeaTurtleDay #SeaTurtle #Seaturtles #seaturtlesofinstagram #Reptiles #Nature #Wildlife #naturephotography
...

CAMP OUT THIS SUMMER!
The National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Campout unites campers across the country in connecting with nature, wildlife, and one another. Join us by taking the pledge to camp—in a park, a backyard, or even your living room—and be a part of the summer-long celebration! https://www.nwf.org/great-american-campout
(link in bio)
@nationalwildlife
#GreatAmericanCampout #campout #camping #campinglife #campingwithkids
#summerfun
...

What kind of dog likes to take bubble baths?
A shampoodle! 🐩
Happy International Bath Day!

Art by @brianwhiteillustration

#internationalbathday #nationalbathday #bathday #dadjokes #dadjoke #shampoodle #poodle #poodlesofinstagram #dogjokes
...

It’s International Bath Day!
During hot summers, bison have a helpful habit. These massive animals—weighing as much as 2,000 pounds each—drop to the dusty ground and roll around. This helps them shed their winter coats and get rid of pesky flies. The dust bath also cools them down. https://rangerrick.org/rr_videos/how-does-a-bison-clean-its-fur/
(link in bio)

#Bison #Buffalo #internationalbathday #NationalBathDay #BathDay #dustbath #dustbathing #naturevideo #bisonwallow
...

Once, this city lot in Baltimore was abandoned and full of trash. Now it’s a place where kids play, plants grow, and animals find food and shelter! Learn more about The Elijah E. Cummings Nature Play Space: https://rangerrick.org/ranger_rick/nature-play-space/ (link in bio)

#Baltimore #druidheights #druidheightscommunity #druidheightsbaltimore #Nature #natureplayspace #natureplayspaces #ElijahECummingsNaturePlaySpace
...

If you’re a hungry great blue heron in the Galápagos Islands, a baby marine iguana would be a great catch!

📷 by @tuigalapagos / @minden_pictures

#galapagos
#galápagos #galapagosisland #marineiguana #marineiguanas #marineiguanasofgalapagos #greatblueheron #greatblueheronsofinstagram #nature #wildlife #naturephotography #wildlifephotography
...

Here’s a fun fact you “otter” know: Sea otters have the thickest fur of any animal. Their fur is incredibly dense—up to a million hairs per square inch! Discover more about sea otters in our current issue of Ranger Rick Zoobooks: https://rangerrick.org/zoobooks/a-sea-otters-coat-is-very-special/ (link in bio)

#otter #otters #ottersofinstagram #seaotters #seaotter #seaottersofinstagram #funfacts #funfactsoftheday #zoobooks #wildlife #nature #fur #RangerRick
...

It’s World Oceans Day! 🦀🌊🐠🐬 🐙🦈
Did you know the blue whale is the largest animal in the ocean—and in the world? Everything about this whale is big: its body (as long as three school buses), its appetite (it eats millions of shrimp-like krill a day), and even its tongue (as heavy as a small car)!
Dive in and take a special “in-depth” tour of the ocean with us: https://rangerrick.org/ranger_rick/the-ocean/
(link in bio)

#WorldOceansDay #WorldOceanDay #OceanDay #Ocean #Oceans #Oceanlife #BlueWhale #Whales #OceansDay
...

Many animals are good at hiding. They do it by living in places where their colors and shapes make them hard to see. Can you spot the #pika in this photo?

#pikas #hideandseek #camouflage #wildlife #nature #RangerRick
...

June is National Pollinator Month! Now is the perfect time to plant a flower garden for pollinators. 🦋 🐝 🌺 Here are some terrific tips for creating a pollination station in your yard: https://rangerrick.org/nature/create-a-pollination-station/ (link in bio)

#NationalPollinatorMonth #pollinatormonth #pollinatorgarden #pollinator #pollinators #gardening #gardenforpollinators #Garden4Wildlife #Nature #wildlife #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #bees #beesofinstagram
...

WATCH OUT:
Ranger Rick Dinosaurs will be arriving early this summer! 🦕 🦖 It makes learning about dinosaurs engaging and fun—and is the perfect magazine for any dino-lover! Dino-SCORE a subscription for just $15: https://subs.rangerrick.org/servlet/OrdersGateway?cds_mag_code=RRK&cds_page_id=266634&cds_response_key=I2XFB0 (link in bio)

#Dino #Dinos #Dinosaur #Dinosaurs #dinosaursofinstagram #dinosaursarecool #dinosaursrule #rangerrick
...

Special Sneak Peek!
Ranger Rick spent the day at @dulles_airport today celebrating the launch of @United Airline's travel kits for kids which feature Ranger Rick activities. Stay tuned for more information and photos soon! ✈️

#unitedairlines #dulles #dullesairport #RangerRick
...

Ever wonder how a hare takes a bath? 🐰 It uses its paws as a washcloth!
Watch one in action: https://rangerrick.org/rr_videos/hare-bath/ (link in bio)
#hare #hares #haresofinstagram #nature #wildlife #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #RangerRick
...

Ever heard of a whale shark? It’s the world’s largest shark—and the largest of all fish! 🦈 But it’s a gentle giant, posing no harm to divers that may swim up to it. Watch one in action: https://rangerrick.org/zootube/whale-shark/ (link in bio)

#FunFactFriday #FunFactFridays #funfacts #funfact #funfactoftheday #shark #whaleshark #whalesharks #whalesharkswimming #wildlife #nature #naturephotography
📷 by @peteoxford @minden_pictures
...

It’s not too late to celebrate Garden for Wildlife Month! Visit https://www.nwf.org/Home/Garden-for-Wildlife for great gardening tips and simple steps you can take to create a Certified Wildlife Habitat! 🐞 🦋 🐝 🌼
(link in bio) #GardenforWildlife #GrowNative #Garden4Wildlife #GardenforWildlifeMonth #Gardening #GardeningTips #CertifiedWildlifeHabitat @gardenforwildlife
...

➡️ Don’t “rescue” a box turtle by taking it to a new place. Box turtles know only their own home areas, which are very small.
➡️ Never keep a box turtle as a pet. Too many have been collected and sold as pets, and there are fewer in the wild than there once were.
Today is World Turtle Day! 🐢
Shell-ebrate by learning more ways you can be a box turtle’s best friend: https://rangerrick.org/ranger_rick/box-turtle/
(link in bio)

#WorldTurtleDay #TurtleDay #WorldTurtleDay2022 #Turtle #Turtles #BoxTurtle #BoxTurtles #Reptiles #reptile #turtlesofinstagram #wildlifephotography #wildlife #Nature #naturephotography #naturephoto
...

When a honey bee finds a good source of nectar and pollen, it returns to the hive and does a special “waggle dance” to let the other bees know where to find the food. 🐝 #WorldBeeDay
Watch some honey bees in action: https://bit.ly/2Kf3RW4 (link in bio)

#bees #beesofinstagram #honeybees #honeybee #savethebees #bee #beehive #waggledance
...

Today is Endangered Species Day. Want to help endangered species? Here are five different ways. Pick one thing on this list to start doing today. In no time, you’ll be an endangered species superhero! https://rangerrick.org/crafts.../endangered-species-day/ (link in bio)

#endangered #endangeredspecies #endangeredanimals #endangeredspeciesday #endangeredspeciesday2022 #wildlifephotography #wildlife #savetheplanet #savewildlife
...

For today’s Throwback Thursday, we thought you’d like to see one of the vintage items displayed in our editorial office. Here’s an old vinyl recording of “The Adventures of Rick Raccoon” from 1961!
#throwbackthursday #tbt #throwback #rangerrick #vintage #vinyl #rangerrickmagazine #1960s
...

Here’s a sneak peek at our June/July 2022 issue of Ranger Rick Cub. One of our favorite animals will be gracing the cover! 🦝

#raccoon #raccoons #raccoonsofinstagram #raccoonlife #babyraccoon #rangerrickcub #nature #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography
...

In this month’s issue of Ranger Rick Jr., you’ll meet some blue-footed boobies—and learn how to dance like them, too!
https://rangerrick.org/crafts_activities/blue-footed-booby-feet/ (link in bio)
📷 by @tuigalapagos
#bluefootedbooby #bluefootedboobies #galapagos #galapagoswildlife #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nature #naturephotography
...

Slurrrrp! Yes, even honey bees need to drink water. 🐝 These bees have all stretched out their long “tongues” to lap it up.
📷 by Ingo Arndt @naturepicturelibrary
#bees #honeybees #beesofinstagram #nature #wildlife #naturephotography #naturephoto
...

It's World Binturong Day! Have you ever heard of this mammal from Southeast Asia? It's also called a bearcat, but its claim to fame is its unique scent. The binturong smells like buttered popcorn! 🍿

#worldbinturongday #binturong #binturongs #binturonglovers #binturongsofinstagram #funfacts #funfact #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nature #rangerrickmagazine #popcorn
...

Do you know the difference between shedding and molting? Shedding often describes animals losing hair or skin, a little bit at a time. (Check out this reindeer!) Molting is more often used for animals losing their feathers or other outer coverings all at once. Learn more: https://rangerrick.org/ranger_rick/losing-it/ (link in bio)
📷 by @jasperdoest @minden_pictures

#wildlife #wildlifephotography #reindeer #shedding #molting #rangerrick #nature #naturephotography
...

It’s spring, and all kinds of wild things are going on outside! Would you know what to do if you find a baby bird hopping along the ground? Or what if you discover a nest of baby rabbits in your backyard? Test your wildlife wisdom with this quiz: https://rangerrick.org/nature/wildlife-encounters-what-would-you-do/ (link in bio)

#helpingwildlife #wildlife #quiz #wildlifequiz #helpinganimals #rangerrick #rangerrickmagazine #fledgling #spring #springtime #whatwouldyoudo #wildlifewisdom
...

It's National Shrimp Day! 🦐
Shrimps don’t get the attention that other ocean animals get, but they're just as interesting! For example, do whales run their own businesses? Nope—but some shrimps do! Do dolphins live with roommates? No again, but some shrimps do that, too. Discover more about them: https://rangerrick.org/ranger_rick/a-peek-at-shrimps/ (link in bio)
#NationalShrimpDay #ShrimpDay #shrimps #shrimp #RangerRickMagazine #wildlife #nature
...

May is Garden for Wildlife Month! 🐞 🦋 🐝 🌼
Have you ever heard of a night garden? When the sun sets, some gardens are just getting started! Here are some terrific tips for growing one in your yard: https://rangerrick.org/ranger_rick/grow-a-night-garden/ (link in bio)
Art by @saroffsart
#gardenforwildlife #garden4wildlife #gardenforwildlifemonth #nightgarden #gardening #garden #nightpollinators
...

Whether right side up or upside down, animal mothers like this Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth sure know how to take care of their babies! This Mother’s Day, remember to thank moms across the animal kingdom—including yours!—for all they do. https://rangerrick.org/ranger_rick/love-ya-mom/ (link in bio)
📷 by @suzieszterhas
#happymothersday❤️ #mothersday #mother #mothers #sloth #sloths #slothlove #slothsofinstagram #slothsunday #rangerrick #mom #moms #wildlifephotography #wildlife
...

Mother’s Day is this Sunday! Don’t buy a card this year. Use celery to create this special handmade card for Mom. Here’s how: https://rangerrick.org/crafts_activities/celery-print-cards/ (link in bio)

#mothersday #mothersdaycard #homemade #homemadecards #kidscrafts #kidscraft #kidscraftideas #celery #rangerrick #rangerrickmagazine #rangerrickjr #celeryprints
...

What do you call an elephant from Star Wars that likes to go up and down?
An ele-VADER!
Happy Star Wars Day from Ranger Rick magazines!
🎨by @cleggobots #MayThe4thBeWithYou #starwarsday #starwarsday2022 #maythefourthbewithyou #starwars #Elephant #RangerRickMagazine
...

We are thrilled to celebrate educators during Teacher Appreciation Week! We collaborated with the 2021 National Teacher of the Year @julianaurtubey on our latest Ranger Rick Read Along, "The Welcome Mat." Check it out here! www.youtube.com/watch?v=jE-80VG08yk
(link in bio)

@CCSSO
#NTOY21 #TeacherAppreciationWeek #RickyandPals #readalong #readaloud #RangerRickJr #hummingbirds #gardenforwildlife #teachersofinstagram #teachers #educators #educatorsofinstagram #rangerrick
...

Happy International Amphibian Week! 🐸 We’re celebrating amphibians in this month’s issue of Ranger Rick Jr. Get to know more about them! https://rangerrick.org/ranger_rick_jr/reptile-or-amphibian/ (Link in bio)

#amphibian #amphibians #Frog #amphibianweek #amphibianweek2022 #internationalamphibianweek #rangerrickmagazine #rangerrickjr #Nature #wildlife #wildlifephotography
...

30 years ago Lonesome Larry became famous for being the most unlucky bachelor in the West. What happened on that disastrous night in Redfish Lake to this lonely sockeye salmon?
His descendant Little Larry tells the story. 🏞️ https://blog.nwf.org/2022/04/little-larry-swims-a-small-salmon-on-a-big-journey/ (link in bio)
#LittleLarrysSwims 🐟 #sockeye #sockeyesalmon #redfishlake
...

Today is Arbor Day—a celebration of trees! 🌲 🌳 🌴
How can you show your “tree appreciation”? Head outside and try some of these tree-mendous activities! https://rangerrick.org/crafts_activities/treemendousfun/
(link in bio)

Illustration by @debpalen

#arborday #nationalarborday #Tree #Trees #treeappreciation #RangerRickMagazine #kidsinnature #outdoors
...

Con-GAR-tulations to @solomon.r.david —the winner of our 2021 Trudy Farrand and John Strohm Writing Award! 🏆 “We couldn’t have selected a contributor who better embodies what Ranger Rick is all about,” says Hannah Schardt, Editor-in-Chief of Ranger Rick magazine.
Learn more about Solomon and this GAR-gantuan award: https://rangerrick.org/ranger_rick/con-gar-tulations-solomon-david/
(link in bio)

#AlligatorGar #Gar #Gars #LivingFossil #MonsterFish #PrimitiveFish #GarFish #Science #Conservation #RangerRick #RangerRickMagazine #congratulations #awards #awardwinning
...

It’s World Tapir Day!
This South American tapir uses its trunk-like snoot to sniff, snag, and even snorkel. For millions of years, tapirs have helped the jungle stay in tip-top shape. Discover more about these forest gardeners: https://rangerrick.org/ranger_rick/tapirs-the-forest-gardeners/
(link in bio)

#Tapirs #Tapir #WorldTapirDay #TapirDay #RangerRick #RangerRickMagazine #Wildlife #Wildlifephotography #Nature #southamericantapir
...

It’s National Pretzel Day today! 🥨 Want to celebrate? Here’s a simple recipe we featured in Ranger Rick Jr.—Sea Star Pretzels! https://rangerrick.org/crafts_activities/sea-star-pretzels/ (link in bio)

#nationalpretzelday #pretzelday #pretzels #pretzel #seastar #recipe #kidscooking #rangerrick #rangerrickjr #kidscook #kidsrecipes #funwithfood
...

What are these ants doing with this leaf? Watch them in action and find out!
🐜 🐜 🐜

https://rangerrick.org/rr_videos/leaf-ants/ (Link in Bio)

#ants #antsofinstagram #ants🐜 #nature #wildlife #wildlifephotography #RangerRick
#rangerrickmagazine #leafcutterants #leafcutterants🐜🍃

📷 @stevegettle @minden_pictures @naturepicturelibrary
...

Happy Earth Day! 🌎
Take the Ranger Rick Pledge and make every day Earth Day!

https://rangerrick.org/crafts_activities/ranger-rick-pledge/ (Link in Bio)

#earthday #earthdayeveryday #earthday2022🌍 #RangerRick #RangerRickMagazine #happyearthday #happyearthday🌎 #savetheplanet🌍
...

We think today’s Throwback Thursday is unFROGettable! Who remembers when we featured this red-eyed treefrog on the cover of our April 1993 issue? 🐸 (📷 by Michael and Patricia Fogden)

#NationalFrogMonth #FrogMonth #Frogs #frogsofinstagram #Frog #Treefrog #Treefrogs #throwbackthursday #Throwback #nature #naturephotography #RangerRick #RangerRickMagazine #wildlife #Amphibian #amphibians #amphibiansofinstagram
...

Happy Earth Week! 🌎
Earth Day is this Friday, April 22. Here’s a fun way to celebrate with a DIY craft 🎨. Make a dirt shirt with a planet-loving slogan printed in mud!

https://rangerrick.org/crafts/make-a-dirt-shirt/ (Link in bio.)

#earthweek #earthweek2021 #earthday #earthdayeveryday #crafts #kidscrafts #kidcraft #kidscraftideas #RangerRick #diyprojects #tshirtdesign
...

A cheetah mother has no help taking care of her young, but she does a good job on her own. She almost never lets her cubs out of her sight. If they do begin to stray, she calls them back by purring or by making a soft “chirping” sound. And if other animals threaten the cubs, they are going to hear mama’s angry hiss.
Learn more in the Cheetahs issue of Ranger Rick Zoobooks by following the link below. (Clickable link also in bio.)

https://rangerrick.org/magazines/zoobooks/?issue=march-2022

#cheetah #cheetahs #rangerrickmagazine #RangerRick
#zoobooks #bigcat #bigcats #bigcatsofinstagram #Nature #wildlife #wildlifephotography
...