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  • cover of "The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014"
    'The Best American Science & Nature Writing 2014:' Writings on Climate Change
    This showcase of the best American nature and science writing is selected from non-specialist periodicals published between January 2013 and January 2014. While these 26 articles cover topics ranging from modern day trapping to tracing one’s...
  • Ballston Pond bees being rescued
    Ballston Pond bees getting rescued
    The now famous Ballston Pond bees that have returned year after year to a hole in a tree adjacent the Ballston Pond are getting rescued by professional beekeepers with support from Arlington County. That is terrific because often the local bees...
  • Sea turtles eating more plastic
    Sea turtles swallowing plastic at twice the rate
    Sea turtles are swallowing plastic at twice the rate they did 25 years ago, a new Australian study has shown.The findings published in the journal ofConservation Biologyare based on data collected across the globe since the late 1980s and analyzed...
  • Beautiful beaks
    Walk on the wild side of Panama's canal
    Listen. There’s a concert in the canopy. Howler monkeys bluster as jungle birds shrill. A three-toed sloth hisses as it slowly, slowly reaches for a bunch of cecropia leaves. Below the tree a crocodile slaps its scaly tail against a muddy...
  • Fireflies brighten city nights
    Fireflies brighten city nights
    "One summer night he'll light a lanternhe'll catch a tiny firefly in a jarset her dancing on the mantlelike a piece of star."As Jennifer Warnes sings in "Lights of Lousianne," almost everyone has tried to catch a...
  • Palm Springs Sky
    Palm Springs Sky, one of a kind
    Everyone knows that Palm Springs has an abundance of sunshine, blue skies and low humidity. You can love or hate the hot temperatures which sometimes reach a high of 118 degrees. The sun shines in Palm Springs 350 days of the year, making it one...
  • Girl Scout Troop 499 gets to meet a wolf
    Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary Summerfest 2015 Brings Families and Nature Together
    It was definitely summer in Southern California at the sixth annual Tucker Wildlife Summerfest. During this warm and humid, but beautiful weekend, the public came to enjoy a mixture of nature programs, children's activities, fine arts and...
  • Starbucks beauty!
    How photography can help you enjoy every moment!
    Living in Florida, life is lived mainly outdoors. If the white sandy beaches don't inspire you, then there is the wonderfully diverse fauna and flora or the exotic birds and wild life, often right on your doorstep: I recently had a pair of...
  • "Wonders" is an app designed to promote spending time outdoors.
    Wonders: An app that fuses technology and the outdoors
    The virtual realm is creeping into every aspect of life. Slowly but surely, people are spending more time online than offline and this has left some nature-lovers decrying the declining state of eco-appreciation in society. However, technology and...
  • Bees are buzzing at the hives
    At Fort C.F. Smith, the field is blooming and bees are buzzing
    Fort C. F. Smith and the Hendry House provide a complete experience that is an excellent example of Arlington Virginia’s historic preservation initiative. Birdman, Tom Albright reminded, “A great place for Fall bird migration, also....
  • Dragonfly
    More trees
    We’re losing our canopy and we can always use more trees. At 97 degrees today, trees were salvation from the sunshine. The hike was around Turkey Run. Instead of climbing down and up the hill trails, the chosen route was more around the...
  • Dallas World Aquarium,  an educational site to see
    Dallas World Aquarium, an educational site to see
    Want to do something totally amazing for the whole family or just for yourself? Visit the Dallas World Aquarium and its five different environments, the Mundo Maya, Orinoco, Aquarium, South Africa, and Borneo. The entertainment spaces include the...
  • Robin eating a mulberry
    Follow the shade to defeat the sun
    Sunny hot days are not too bad to hike in so long as the trail as lots of shade options. The doctor says, “Stay out of the sun” to avoid the deadly rays. Ok, for the most part that is possible, except in parking lots.Today’s walk...
  • Dogs running with the tuna crabs
    Thousands of tuna crabs washing up on San Diego's beaches
    San Diegans may have noticed something strange on the beaches during the last few weeks. Thousands of small tuna crabs are sprawled around the shoreline sometimes forming what looks like red blankets. The small crabs are unique in that they live...
  • Skink at Great Falls
    Day of the reptiles at Great Falls
    Hiking on a hot and humid day at Great Falls National Park, it is prudent to keep an eye out for snakes as they are active and on the move this time of year. The purpose of today’s hike was to capture images that may inspire painting later...
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