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Video: Identifying Birds by Color Patterns

Video: Identifying Birds by Color Patterns

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 26, 2019 0

Last week, here in the Midwest in mid-March, I spotted my first robin of the year. My mother used to say that seeing a robin was a sure sign that spring couldn’t be far

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Traveling Small in the Big Outdoors

Traveling Small in the Big Outdoors

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 22, 2019 3

Being an inveterate introvert, I avoid large crowds—well, really, even groups of people numbering 15 or more—like the plague. Yet the places that call to me are some of the most jam-packed because they

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We’re Losing Wilderness. And It’s A Loss to Science.

We’re Losing Wilderness. And It’s A Loss to Science.

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 13, 2018 2

Today, it’s not only animal and plant species that we’re losing at an alarming rate. We’re losing wilderness; everywhere, all over the world. In fact, according to a study published in 2016 that compares

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Self-Driving Vehicles Could Save Animal Lives

Self-Driving Vehicles Could Save Animal Lives

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 6, 2018 1

“Over the river and through the wood,” goes the “New England Boy’s Song About Thanksgiving Day,” based on a poem by Lydia Maria Child, published in 1844. Ever since that time, we’ve associated Thanksgiving

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Video: Watch as a Pelican in Africa Learns to Fly Again

Video: Watch as a Pelican in Africa Learns to Fly Again

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 25, 2018 0

It can be hard to be alone, hurt and abandoned by your own kind. How are you supposed to learn what you need to know in order to survive? Luckily, for one bird, having

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Anticipation Is the Happiest Part of a Travel Journey

Anticipation Is the Happiest Part of a Travel Journey

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 2, 2018 1

There’s a lot to be said for spontaneity. It allows you to take advantage of opportunities that pop up and opens the door for creativity, flexibility and freshness. But I prefer to operate in

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Esteeming Elephants: September 22 Is National Elephant Appreciation Day

Esteeming Elephants: September 22 Is National Elephant Appreciation Day

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 18, 2018 2

More than 1,500 “national” days have been declared, according to the National Day Calendar. For example, January 2 is National Cream Puff Day. March 4 is Marching Music Day. The first Saturday in May

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The Largest Migration on Earth Is Vertical

The Largest Migration on Earth Is Vertical

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 21, 2018 3

Every night on Earth, a great migration takes place. It’s bigger than the ones of caribou, wildebeest or zebras on land or Arctic terns in the air. But while this stupendous, nightly migration overshadows

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