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Anyone notice anything fishy about the puddle on this rock?

It's a great weekend to get outside and enjoy some time surrounded by nature. You never know what you'll see!

( Photo by @rva_fishon )

#RangerRick #FishOnFriday
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It’s Raccoon Appreciation Day—one of our favorite days of the year! 🦝
Do you remember these cover photos of young raccoons peeking from their tree-hole dens? (The left cover is from our November 1983 issue and the right cover is from our October 1996 issue.) #ThrowbackThursday
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Does anyone else feel like this on Mondays?

Explore the lives of llamas with Ranger Rick in this beginning level reader with full-color photos of llamas in action! This reading level 1 book has short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts for children eager to read on their own!

Also check out the other animals in the "I Wish I Was a ..." book series such as lions, gorillas, bison and many more!

Books published by @HarperCollins
Written by Jennifer Bové

Link below (clickable link in profile)
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https://www.harpercollins.com/products/ranger-rick-i-wish-i-was-a-llama-jennifer-bov

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#RangerRick #NWF #HarperCollins #NationalWildlife #IWishIWasaLlama #ICanRead #Llama #Llamas
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Want to name a new species of frog? Here’s your opportunity of a lifetime!
Scientists recently discovered a new species of torrent frog in the Chocó cloud forest of Ecuador. @reservaylt is holding a competition for youth to officially name it! If you’re 26 years old or younger, you can submit your best idea. The winning entry will become the official name of the frog! But hurry—the contest closes on September 30.

This new species was discovered by @marioh.yanezmunoz of @inabio_ec and studied in conjunction with Juan Pablo Reyes Puig of @draculareserve, @usfqzoologia and @museumkoenig .

Learn more about the frog and submit your entry by following the link below! (clickable link in profile)

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https://reservaylt.org/frog

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(Photo by @calliebroaddus)

#RangerRick #NWF #NationalWildife #Ecuador #EcuadorWildlife #Frog #Frogs #Conservation #SpeciesDiversity #SaveOurFrogs #FroggyMcFrogface #Froggy #Frogger #NewSpecies #FrogsofInstagram #TreeFrog #TreeFrogs #FrogLife #STEM #KidsinSTEM #SaveTheRainforest #Rainforest #AmphibiansofInstagram
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Today is World Rhino Day! 🦏

The word rhinoceros means “nose-horn.” Like your hair and fingernails, a rhino’s horn is made of keratin. It grows throughout a rhino’s life, and if it breaks off, it can grow back.

Follow the link below for a fun and easy tutorial on how to draw a rhino! (clickable link in profile)

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https://rangerrick.org/draw/learn-how-to-draw-a-rhino/

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(Photo by Tui De Roy / Roving Tortoise)

#WorldRhinoDay #Rhinoceros #NoseHorn #RangerRick #NWF #NationalWildlife #Rhino #Rhinos #AfricanAnimals #Animals #Wildlife #AfricanWildlife #BabyRhino #BabyAnimals #AnimalMoms
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#Repost @hechoonline
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September 15 marked the beginning of #HispanicHeritageMonth, and we look forward to celebrating our strong, culturally-rich community.

En nuestra cultura, llevamos con nosotros un gran conexcion a nuestras tierras, and HECHO is proud to advocate for the protection of healthy watersheds, clean air, and robust wildlife habitats so that we can continue to practice the centuries-old traditions that have been shared by our antepasados, that depend on these open spaces.

We are proud of our heritage and of our traditions, and we're excited to unite with our community in appreciation of our culture, our traditions, and our histories.
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It’s Sea Otter Awareness Week!
Here’s a fun fact you “otter” know: Other marine mammals, such as dolphins and whales, have thick layers of fat to keep warm. But sea otters rely on only their fur. They have incredibly dense fur—up to a million hairs per square inch! (Photo by @pumapix)

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https://rangerrick.org/

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#RangerRick #NWF #NationalWildlife #SeaOtter #Otter #AnimalFacts #SeaOtterAwarenessWeek #SeaOtters #SOAW2020 #CaliforniaWildlife #CaStateParks #SeaOtterSavvy #OttersofInstagram #MarineMammals #MarineLife #SeaCreatures #Oceanlife
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You might see burrowing owls throughout the western half of the United States. They travel as far north as Canada to breed and as far south as Central America for the winter. But the birds in this story are Florida burrowing owls, and they stick around all year. Come meet the burrowers of Marco Island, Florida—AND the special people who watch over them.

Check out the "Owl Patrol" story, featuring photos by @kaigner , in this month's edition of Ranger Rick. Link below (clickable link in profile)

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https://rangerrick.org/ranger_rick/owl-patrol/

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#RangerRick #NWF #NationalWildlife #MarcoIsland #Hoot #Owl #Owls #BurrowingOwls #Florida #FloridaWildlife #FWF #AmericanWildlife #WildlifeConservation #Conservation #BackyardWildlife
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The first day of fall is next week! Have you seen any leaves changing colors yet? Or how about animals storing food? Our #RangerRick outdoor bingo game is a fun way to search for signs of seasonal change! Get a printable bingo card and list of things to look for by following the link below! (clickable link in profile)

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https://rangerrick.org/crafts_activities/nature-bingo/

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#NWF #NationalWildlife #Bingo #Games4Kids #Activities4Kids #KidsActivities #ScienceClass #NatureFamily #Homeschool #FindYourPark #GetOutside #NationalPark #USFWS #StatePark #Conservation #Wildlife #HikingWithKids #NatureBoy #NatureGirl #MyBackyard #EcoSchools #MonarchHeroes #FamilyTime #ISpy #Hiking #RangerRickJr #Games #KidsGames #BorntoBeWild
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@NationalWildlife has just received a new supply of animal themed face masks! They are available in adult and youth size. Get yours before they sell out again by following the link below. (clickable link in profile)

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https://www.shopnwf.org/category/shop-cards-and-gifts-gifts-face-masks

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#RangerRick #NWF #NationalWildlife #StaySafe #FaceMask #FaceMasks #Wildlife #Conservation #Covid #EndangeredSpecies #FunnyAnimals
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#Repost @nationalwildlife
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Can sharks get a sunburn? Are they good parents? George Probst has spent years photographing great whites and has developed a deep appreciation for the misunderstood animals.

“One of the most worthwhile activities that I get to do is visit schools and talk to students about sharks. While my goal is to help teach the students things about sharks that they might not know, sometimes I get asked questions that I would have never thought of—and I end up learning a thing or two myself,” he says. Click the link in our bio to read the craziest classroom questions he’s gotten!

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Photos: George Probst / @iphotographsharks

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https://blog.nwf.org/2020/08/5-shark-facts-ive-learned-from-kids/

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#sharkweek #sharkweek2020 #shark #photography #conservation #nature #greatwhiteshark
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#Repost @nationalwildlife
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The Garden for Wildlife™ Photo Contest seeks to illustrate the faces of Garden for Wildlife through striking, colorful images showcasing the impact of habitat gardens on wildlife and people–in urban, suburban, and rural settings, and on land, in the air, and in water.⁣

This year's categories include:⁣
🐿️ Wildlife Observed⁣
🌻 Certified Wildlife Habitat Landscapes⁣
👩‍👧‍👦People in Gardens⁣
🐞 Plant & Wildlife Close-Ups⁣
🐣 Young Habitat Photographers (ages 13-17)⁣

Learn how you can enter the contest today:

https://gfwphotocontest.nwf.org

(link also in bio)

#Garden4Wildlife #photocontest #photography #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #backyardhabitats #wildlife #nativeplants #gardens #gardeners #gardening⁣
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#Repost @nationalwildlife
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Meet baby Hope—a bison calf recently born on the Eastern Shoshone Tribe’s Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. This small baby represents big goals for the future of her herd.

Once roaming the plains by the millions, wild buffalo in the United States dwindled to just a few hundred by the end of the 19th century. After years of dedication with our partners from the Eastern Shoshone Tribe, we have reintroduced buffalo to their native lands. Baby Hope is just one of several calves born this year to the herd. The Eastern Shoshone invited our wildlife members to name this young bison—Hope emerged as the winning name out of over 10,000 submissions.

#buffalo #bison #wyoming #nature #naturephotography Photo: Colin Ruggiero
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The ocean covers nearly three-quarters of the planet. But how much do you really know about it? Explore a world of wonders beneath the deep blue sea in the special summer edition of Ranger Rick. (clickable link in bio)
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https://rangerrick.org/magazines/ranger-rick/

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#RangerRick #SummerSpecial #Ocean #SaveOurSeas #OceanConservation #NationalWildlife #NWF #Sealife #Saltlife #CoralReef #Scuba #UnderwaterPhotography #WildlifePhotography
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#Repost @suzieszterhas
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I am excited to share that my mountain gorilla baby is the cover of this month issue of Ranger Rick Cub Magazine. This is an awesome magazine to start kids off early on falling in love with the natural world. Great for readers age 0-4. #rangerrick #kidsreading #childrensmagazine #animallovers #animallove #babygorila
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We are muting our account today to focus on listening to—and learning from—black voices.
#BlackoutTuesday
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#Repost @natwildmag
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Pops of color: Framed by the glow of street lights along Kuwait City’s bustling Persian Gulf shore, two Arabian red fox kits explore the night just outside their den. Photographer Mohammad Murad observed and photographed the kits and their family every day for over two months. This image won him a first place prize in our 2018 photo contest.
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#wildlifephotography #photography #wildlife #nature #babyanimals #cute #fox #foxkits #foxes #nationalwildlifephotocontest #photocontest #coolphoto
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This 80s version of Ranger Rick is getting me excited for Summer! #ThrowbackThursday #RangerRick
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#WheresRickWednesday – Where’s Ranger Rick today? He's guarding a nest of baby robins! These babies will leave the nest about two weeks after hatching and will stay close to their parents until they can fly well enough to venture off on their own!
Baby birds are frequently encountered on the ground in spring. If the baby bird is featherless or covered in fluffy down, it is called a “nestling” and should be returned to the nest if possible. Listen and look for the parents. This can give you a good indication as to where their nest is located and where you can safely place the nestling. (Don’t be alarmed if the parents raise a fuss and dive-bomb you; they are just looking after their young!) Touching a nestling will not make the parents reject it.

If the baby bird is fully feathered, it’s called a “fledgling” and it is normal for it to be out of the nest. Fledglings spend several days on the ground hiding in the vegetation until they can fully fly. While this is a dangerous time for young birds, their parents continue to feed and protect them, and your intervention is not necessary. In fact, by taking fledglings out of the wild you decrease their chances of survival. However, if you see a fledgling in the street or otherwise in harm’s way, try to move it into dense vegetation close to where you discovered it so the parents can look after it.

Check out the link below to learn more about what to do if you or your family encounters baby wildlife while enjoying the outdoors. (clickable link in bio)
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https://blog.nwf.org/2018/04/what-to-do-if-you-find-baby-wildlife/

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#NWF #RangerRick #NationalWildlife #BabyBirds #BabyWildlife #BabyAnimals #RobinNest #Robin #Robins #Instabird #RangerRickJr #WildlifeConservation #Wildlife #Birding #Ornithology #Garden4Wildlife #WildlifeGarden #GardenForWildlife
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What’s that up in the sky? Superman? Nope, it’s something even more awesome—our bold, beautiful national bird! Learn more about the bald eagles that are thriving around the James River region of Virginia by following the link below (clickable link in bio)
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Photos by @lrshot & @joannapinneo
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https://rangerrick.org/ranger_rick/all-eyes-on-eagles/

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#RangerRick #MemorialDay #NationalBird #BaldEagle #BaldEagles #NWF #NationalWildlife #VaConservation #VirginiaWildlife #VirginiaDGIF #VirginiaConservation #Eagles #Eagle #RaptorConservation #BirdsofPrey #BirdofPrey #RVA #VirginiaisForLovers #VA #804 #JamesRiver
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A beautiful puffin on the January 1975 cover of Ranger Rick
#ThrowbackThursday
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Check out the covers for our June edition of Ranger Rick Jr. & Ranger Rick! Seahorses are too cool!
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https://rangerrick.org/

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#RangerRick #RangerRickJr #Seahorse #Bobcat #MagazineMonday #MagazineCovers #MagazineCover #NWF #NationalWildlife #CoralReef #SaveOurSeas #OceanConservation #BackyardHabitat #WildCats #Bobcats #Seahorses #CatsofInstagram #InstaCat #Meow
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#Repost @nationalwildlife
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Like a living arch of triumph, a humpback whale bursts forth from California’s Monterey Bay. Protected since the 1970s after nearly going extinct, most of the world’s humpback populations, including California’s, have recovered.
Read how the hard work of humans—and nature’s resilience—can help even the most endangered species climb back from the abyss in National Wildlife Magazine. #endangeredspeciesday (Photo By Douglas Croft)
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https://www.nwf.org/Home/Magazines/National-Wildlife/2020/June-July/Conservation/Wildlife-Comebacks

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#humpbackwhale #whales #marinemammals #wildlifephotography #rangerrick #nwf #nationalwilldlife #california #californiawildlife #oceanconservation
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Do you think you have a better nature joke?! 👇 ...

Ranger Rick and his pals are camping out in Northwest Oregon today! They’re enjoying s’mores around the campfire—and catching up on the latest Ranger Rick magazines, too! In this riparian forest filled with Douglas firs, western hemlocks, and bigleaf maples, they may see black bears, elk, red-tailed hawks, and beavers. #WheresRickWednesday

Send us YOUR photo of Ranger Rick on an outdoor adventure and we will feature it! (Submission link below, clickable in bio)

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#RangerRick #NWF #nationalwilldlife #oregonwild #oregonwildlife #northwest #northwestoregon #Camping #GreatOutdoors
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This pufferfish wants you to dive in and check out the @coralcitycamera ! It’s an underwater camera streaming live from a coral reef in Miami, Florida—and it’s free and available for anyone to watch.

Manatees, sharks, rays, and colorful reef fish are common visitors. @CoralMorphologic has recorded 98 different species since the camera launched in February! Their Instagram page also features some of the amazing images that have been captured on the camera. Swim along with us and take a peek by following the link below. (clickable link in profile)

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http://www.coralcitycamera.com/

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#RangerRick #NWF #NationalWildlife #CoralMorphologic #Coral #CoralReef #MiamiWildlife #FloridaWildlife #SaveOurReefs #Pufferfish #LiveStream #NatureStreams #CoralCity #CoralCityCamera #SaveOurSeas #OceanWildlife #OceanPreservation #SaltLife #SeaCreatures #Ocean #Tropical
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How was your Mother's Day Weekend?! • • •
#Repost @suzieszterhas
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I am so excited to have my sloth photo on the cover of Ranger Rick Magazine this month. This is their special Mother's Day issue and has more adorable pics inside. #mothersday #animalmoms #babyanimals #cuteanimals #rangerrick #kidsreading @rangerrickmags
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Happy Mother’s Day to moms everywhere!
Mothers across the animal kingdom are busy cleaning, feeding, teaching, carrying, and keeping their babies safe. Remember to thank them—including yours!—for all they do.

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https://rangerrick.org/ranger_rick/love-ya-mom/

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#NWF #RangerRick #animalmoms #babyanimals #wildlifephotography #Wildlife #nationalwilldlife #tapir #zooborns #cuteanimals #mom #MothersDay
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Moms are the best! Bird moms need lots of insects to feed their babies. Help out this #MothersDay and plant native plants to support insects.
You can find out which native plants to use in your backyard or container garden with the Native Plant Finder from @nationalwildlife . Check it out at the link below.
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natwild.life/NativePlantFinder
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#babybirds #birds #birders #mammabirds #mothernature #Garden4Wildlife #happymothersday #Instabirds #birdsofinstagram #mom #woodpecker #babyanimals #animalmom
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“Let’s begin, with the cutest creature in the Star Wars universe, non-baby Yoda division, the fictional Porg. To me, they appear to be a cross between a puffin and a penguin, with the wide eyes of a Harp Seal.” Read more about Star Wars animals in the post “May the 4th Be with You: Star Wars’ Inspiring Wildlife” on the @NationalWildlife blog by following the link below. (clickable link in bio) #Maythe4thBeWithYou
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https://blog.nwf.org/2020/05/may-the-4th-be-with-you-star-wars-inspiring-wildlife/
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#RangerRick #NWF #NationalWildlife #StarWarsDay #StarWars #AnimalsofStarWars #wildlife #skywalker #Penguin #HarpSeal #Puffin #Porg #cuteanimals
#maytheforcebewithyou #canadianwildlife #seal #birdsofinstagram
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#Repost @natwildmag
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Owl LOL: Photographer Melissa Platt took a series of photos of this burrowing owl in Florida, with many of the photos showing different “facial expressions.” This one, where it appears as though the owl is smiling and laughing, ended up being her favorite.
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#wildlifephotography #wildlife #photography #birdsofinstagram #birdersofinstagram #owl #bird #nature #nationalwildlifephotocontest #photocontest #cute #funny #birder #birding
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Need a quick break? Take some time out for our #NatureChallenge!
How many wildlife species can you spot outside or from your window in just one minute? Share your list with us in the comments section below. 👇👇 Ready, set, GO! #MinuteForWildlife
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🌎 As we celebrate 50 years of action for the earth, we are inspired by the simple things—a bird outside the window, a butterfly fluttering nearby, and flowers popping up to greet the spring. We want to hear from you: How is nature inspiring you these days? @nationalwildlife

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#EarthDay #EarthDay2020 #nature #outside #inspiration #wildlife #RangerRick #NWF #nationalwilldlife #earth #earthday #redfox #foxesofinstagram #foxesofig #foxkit #BabyAnimals
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“Allow nature’s peace to flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.” Happy Birthday, John Muir!
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https://rangerrick.org/

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#RangerRick #NWF #EarthDay #NationalWildlife #JohnMuir #Conservation #NatureQuotes #InspirationalQuotes #Nature #Wildlife #SpeakfortheTrees
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Enjoy the International Wildlife Film Festival from the comfort of your own home! Today through 4/25, you can screen 50+ wildlife films & documentaries free of charge by following the link below! (clickable link in bio)
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https://wildlifefilms.org/free-film-selections

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#wildlife #wildlifefilm #wildlifedocumentary #muledeer #snowy #filmfest #filmfestival @wildlifefilmfest #documentary #animalvideos #Conservation #ConservationPhotographer
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¡Hola! Did you know we’re now in Spanish?
Each month, a new Ranger Rick Jr. article will be available in Spanish on our website. This month, you can read “Hermanos que tienen Diferentes Mamás”—a story about a baby crane and a baby goose that were raised together. We also provide a Spanish Reading Guide online to help parents & educators go through the magazine with their children. (clickable link in bio)
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#RangerRick #RangerRickJr #NWF #NationalWildlife #KidsMagazines #Educator #HomeSchool #ParentTeacher #ForTeachers #LearningatHome #Crane #SandhillCrane #Goose
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Happy National Dolphin Day!
Celebrate with your child by dancing like a dolphin! Want to see more pages from Ranger Rick Cub magazine? Cub is our magazine for toddlers age 4 and under! Visit the link below to learn more. (clickable link in bio)

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https://rangerrick.org/magazines/ranger-rick-cub

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#RangerRick #RangerRickCub #NWF #NationalWildlife #MyWildLife #Dolphins #Dolphin #CuteAnimals #ForKids #Grandkids #KidLit #KidsMagazines
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Answer The Call of The Wild Challenge and you could win an Outdoor Adventure Prize Pack from @nationalwildlife ! To enter, submit any of your favorite photos or videos of you and your friends and family enjoying nature, on an outdoor adventure, or visiting the outdoor places you love the most. And don’t forget to use the hashtag: #MyWildLife.

Visit the link below (clickable link in bio) for full details and to submit your entry before April 30th.
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https://nationalwildlifeweek.nwf.org/the-challenge/

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#RangerRick #NationalWildlife #NWF #Conservation #OutdoorAdventures #FindYourPark #FamilyFun #HikingFamily #PrizePack #Contest
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There are so many ways to be helpful this #NationalWildlifeWeek:
🌱 Plant a tree
🦋 Cultivate a garden to support bees, butterflies, and birds
🚶🏽 Get outside and help kids become more connected to nature
🌄 Take a quiet hike
And more!
(Photo by: David-DesRochers)
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https://natwild.life/CelebrateWildlife2020

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#MyWildLife #RangerRick #NWF #NationalWildlife #BesrCub #Grizzly #GrizzlyBear #Bear #BabyAnimals #CuteAnimals #Wildlife #Conservation
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Aah-ooooh! This adorable wolf pup practicing it's howling graces the back cover of this month's Ranger Rick Jr. magazine. Wolves howl to communicate with one another and they can be heard over 6 miles away! How far do you think this little one's howl can be heard? Listen for yourself by following the link below. (clickable link in bio)
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https://rangerrick.org/rr_videos/amazing-wolf-howl-wolf-conservation-center-nywolf-org

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#RangerRick #RangerRickJr #NWF #NationalWildlife #MyWildLife #CalloftheWild #Wolf #Wolves #Pup #Pupperino #Puppy #Howl #BabyAnimals #CuteAnimals
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🦉 It’s #NationalWildlifeWeek! Conserving and protecting wildlife and their habitats not only saves animals and beautiful natural spaces for us to enjoy—it also saves our future. When we save wildlife, we save ourselves. How will YOU celebrate wildlife this week? Check out the link in our bio for more ways to help.

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https://nationalwildlifeweek.nwf.org/

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#NWF #NationalWildlife #NationalWildlifeFederation #NationalWildlifeWeek #WildlifeWeek #nature #wildlife #getoutside #conservation #garden #habitat #owl #birdwatching #gardenforwildlife #nativeplants #nativeanimals #burrowingowl #cuteanimals #funny #funnyanimals
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Hares may look like rabbits at first glance.🐇 But if you think they’re the same, you’re “jumping” to the wrong conclusion! Learn three ways hoppin’ hares are different from rabbits in this months edition of Ranger Rick Jr. ! You can read the story by following the link below. (clickable link in bio)

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https://rangerrick.org/ranger_rick_jr/hoppin-hares/

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#RangerRick #RangerRickJr #NWF #NationalWildlife #KidsMagazines #Rabbit #Hare #Bunny #Bunnies #CuteAnimals #April #BunnyEars #Hop #EarthDay
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