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Video: Anna’s Hummingbirds, from Nestlings to Fledglings

Video: Anna’s Hummingbirds, from Nestlings to Fledglings

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 4, 2019 0

Common in the wild as well as in urban and suburban settings, Anna’s hummingbirds seem to have figured out the secret to expanding their ranges and how to thrive in what can sometimes be

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Wildlife Photo of the Week: Colorful Male Wood Duck

Wildlife Photo of the Week: Colorful Male Wood Duck

Steve Selden May 3, 2019 0

Every Friday, we choose our favorite photo of the week from our Wildlife Photo of the Day website. This week we chose a beautiful wood duck image from photographer Faysal Chebbi in Ontario, Canada.

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Video: The “Scientific” Beauty of the Northern Lights

Video: The “Scientific” Beauty of the Northern Lights

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 19, 2019 7

There are many delightful and magical myths about the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights. The Inuit of North America interpreted the lights as a ball game—with a walrus head serving as

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Grasslands: A Lot More Than Just Flyover Country

Grasslands: A Lot More Than Just Flyover Country

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 5, 2019 1

Across the world, they go by many names: downs, prairies, pampas, rangelands, steppes, savannas or velds. But what all of these landscapes have in common is that grass is their naturally dominant vegetation. These “grasslands” occupy what I

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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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The Year-Round Land of Evergreens: the Taiga

The Year-Round Land of Evergreens: the Taiga

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 15, 2019 3

It’s mid-January, the time some people call the “doldrums,” a period of feeling low energy and a lack of motivation after the Christmas and New Year season of celebration and parties. It can be

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Wildlife Photo of the Week:  Red Fox on the Prairie

Wildlife Photo of the Week: Red Fox on the Prairie

Kendal Bower January 4, 2019 0

Every Friday, we choose our favorite photo of the week from our Wildlife Photo of the Day website. This week we selected a snowy scene in Canada. Photographer Wilma McKenzie spotted this red fox

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New Year’s Day 2019: What Outdoor Place Misses You?

New Year’s Day 2019: What Outdoor Place Misses You?

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 1, 2019 5

My father never had the “urge for going,” as songwriter-singer Joni Mitchell calls it—the desire to travel. I place the blame for that fact squarely on the shoulders of World War II. As a

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