Matthew L. Miller

Director of Science Communications

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  • 10 Top National Wildlife Refuges To Explore

    For the traveling naturalist, there's a lifetime of adventures to be found on national wildlife refuges. But with 560 refuges, where to start? Our blogger offers up his favorites for birds and other wildlife, from spotting tropical specialties in Texas to hiking amongst bighorn sheep in Oregon.

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  • Coyote Scat and Native Plant Conservation

    Cultivating native plants for conservation requires the perfect water, sunlight, nutrients and pollinators. And in at least one case, it needs coyote poop. And lots of it. A story of an observant naturalist, palm seeds and hungry coyotes in South Texas.

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  • Northern Elephant Seals: A Dramatic Conservation Success

    Northern elephant seals were declared extinct, a victim of the blubber trade. Today, you can see thousands on California beaches, and the population continues to grow. The story of a dramatic (and often unheralded) conservation success.

    Matthew L. Miller

  • Protecting the Amargosa: From Suspicion to Support for a Desert River

    Anti-environmental sentiments in rural Nevada have been in the news a lot lately. Here's a different narrative. In the Mojave Desert of remote Nevada and California, conservationists are part of the community and working to overcome suspicion to protect a vibrant river.

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  • Pupfish: Conserving a Mojave Desert Survivor

    Sure, desert pupfish are tough. Hot water temperatures? They thrive in it. Creeks saltier than the ocean? No problem. But now pupfish face a bigger challenge -- people and their need for lots of water.

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  • Spring’s Top 10 Wildlife Spectacles

    Looking for a great wildlife road trip, or just a reason to explore the neighborhood park? Our blogger offers top 10 wildlife experiences for spring, from baby bison to mayfly madness.

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  • Plight of the Bumble Bee: Conserving Imperiled Native Pollinators

    You've probably heard about the loss of honey bees. But did you know native bumble bees face even more alarming declines? These vital pollinators are disappearing due to pesticides and habitat loss. You can make a difference -- right in your backyard.

    Matthew L. Miller

  • Platte River Sandhill Cranes: Enjoying North America’s Greatest Bird Spectacle

    Each year, more than 500,000 cranes congregate along 70 miles of Nebraska's Platte River. Want to see one of the world's great wildlife spectacles? Our blogger takes you to the heart of the action.

    Matthew L. Miller