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  • On the trail of Gene Stratton Porter, part 2
    On the trail of Gene Stratton Porter, part 2
    Both of Gene's Indiana homes, the Limberlost (link) cabin and the Sylvan Lake cabin (link) are in the Indiana State Museums system. She is the only Hoosier so honored. There were efforts to also do something at her birthplace near Wabash, but...
  • On the trail of: Gene Stratton Porter, part 1
    On the trail of: Gene Stratton Porter, part 1
    Gene Stratton was born on a farm in Wabash County Indiana in 1863. She was keenly interested in nature. She spent more hours studying nature on her own than studying anything in the township school.When her family moved to the town of Wabash, she...
  • Goats at Hugh Moore Park
    Goats answer the call to fight invasive weeds
    Using goats to control weeds also called “Goatscaping” has grown in popularity. With more and more acres of land being overrun with invasive plants, goats are the perfect remedy for eating them and slowing down their spread.An invasive...
  • Amanda Brewer captured this photo.
    Shark photo goes viral as New Jersey teacher captures close encounter
    One lucky teacher from New Jersey captured the exact perfect moment to snap a photo of a great white shark. As reported by ABC News on Wednesday, Amanda Brewer got up close and personal as the fierce creature was grabbing for a couple of fish that...
  • Bison
    Yellowstone is giving away free bison
    If you’ve ever wanted your very own bison, now’s your chance. Yellowstone National Park is giving away 145 of the beasts in order to bolster the gene pool of those in five other states, according to Popular Science today.The herd of...
  • Sweethearts brunch at CCBVI
    Stockton day trips 2014 wintertime review
    The Stockton day trips 2014 wintertime review consists of articles examined during the wintertime of 2014 which focus on three day trips from San Jose to Oakland and Stockton, Calif.: 1.) Santana Row year of the horse celebration; 2.) The Oakland...
  • Santa Monica drought
    California drought shows no signs of stopping
    Here in Los Angeles, it has been fairly easy to overlook the large-scale impact of drought conditions on our state. Our fresh produce has had a few more bumps and bruises, and the fountains along the Third Street Promenade have been unusually dry,...
  • Lake Minsi trout
    October brings fall trout stockings
    Beginning on October 1, the PA Fish & Boat Commission will stock approximately 83,300 trout in 91 lakes and stream sections in the state of Pennsylvania. Anglers can see a complete list of the fall stocking schedules by visiting the PFBC&rsquo...
  • Steamtown
    National Public Lands Day is this Saturday
    Saturday, September 27th is National Public Lands Day (NPLD). National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for America’s public lands. This year marks the 21st annual celebration.NPLD provides...
  • Ruddy duck by Jennifer Miller
    2014 Duck Stamp winning subject a San Diego favorite
    The winning entry for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s Service “Duck Stamp” competition is a San Diego favorite, the ruddy duck. Jennifer Miller of Olean, New York was the winning artist of the acrylic painting. The second place...
  • Bike on Stony Valley Trail
    Permit may be required for recreational riding on state game lands
    There is a proposal by the PA Game Commission that a permit will be required for recreational riding on state game lands in Pennsylvania. The permit being proposed would be required only for those riding bicycles, horses or snowmobiles on...
  • Celebrate Florida's Pollution Prevention Week
    Celebrate Florida's Pollution Prevention Week
    This week, Monday, September 15, through Sunday September 21, 2014 is Florida's Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) "Pollution Prevention Week." Celebrated the third full week of September every year Florida's...
  • Leaders in rhino conservation
    Leaders in rhino conservation
    San Diego Zoo Global is a leader in conservation, and devotes itself to protecting species and even bringing them back from the brink of extinction. The San Diego Zoo Safari Park has had the most success breeding rhinos in captivity. When zoos...
  • California blue whales.
    California blue whale census shows population growth
    The numbers of California blue whales that are alive today has approached the historic numbers of whales that lived during the most recent era of whaling by man. Cole Monnahan, a doctoral student in quantitative ecology and resource management,...
  • State parks seek volunteers for National Public Lands Day
    State parks seek volunteers for National Public Lands Day
    "This land is your land, this land is my land," Woodie Guthrie's lyrics are a fitting anthem for National Public Lands Day. Florida's state parks are preparing for the 2014 National Public Lands Day, a day filled with events...