National Wildlife Day was founded by animal advocate Colleen Paige in 2005 to bring awareness of both national and international endangered animals.
It is recognized on both September 4th and February 22nd which is Steve Irwins birthday.
National Wildlife Day can be a day to be recognized by us by getting involved with a local wildlife organization in our local area or helping out with land rehabilitation groups that help stop soil erosion and tree planting.
Planting trees or shrubs in our yards or parks with others is a great way to encourage birds and butterflies and is a wonderfully positive activity.
Animal extinction and species depletion is a disturbing reality and to know we can in some way help reverse this is both empowering and enlightening.
For more information on Colleen Paige and National Wildlife Day and volunteering please see the below links.