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On Thanksgiving 2019, Counting Bounty in Butterflies

On Thanksgiving 2019, Counting Bounty in Butterflies

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 19, 2019 0

In recent years, reports on monarch butterfly populations have been confusing: just two years ago, we were hearing that the monarchs were teetering on the edge of extinction. More recently, however, conservation news headlines

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Elk Use Changing Environmental Signs to Time Migrations

Elk Use Changing Environmental Signs to Time Migrations

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 12, 2019 0

On a recent Natural Habitat Adventures fall trip to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, my guide talked about a common question he gets from visitors who come to see the National Elk Refuge at

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See Three of the World’s Most Beautiful Forests on Natural Habitat Adventures Tours

See Three of the World’s Most Beautiful Forests on Natural Habitat Adventures Tours

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 5, 2019 0

Searching for “fall color” is a favorite pastime here in the Midwest where I live. And that’s right up my alley, as I love trees. That’s why in autumn, I particularly think of forests.

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Grand Teton National Park Photo-Essay: from Marmots to Moose and Pikas to Pronghorn

Grand Teton National Park Photo-Essay: from Marmots to Moose and Pikas to Pronghorn

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 15, 2019 0

While there are higher mountains in North America, perhaps none are more dramatic than those in the Teton Range. Grand Teton Mountain rises almost 7,000 feet straight up from the Jackson Hole Valley, with no

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What You Need to Know about Carbon Offsets

What You Need to Know about Carbon Offsets

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 8, 2019 0

When Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg made a recent visit to the U.S., she chose to sail here by an emission-free racing yacht instead of to fly. She did what she felt was

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National Parks Are Warming Faster Than the Rest of the U.S.

National Parks Are Warming Faster Than the Rest of the U.S.

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 17, 2019 0

National parks are some of our favorite wild places, set aside for all of us to enjoy and for wildlife to find some yet remaining, far-too-scarce natural habitats. Here, in these lands, we can

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The Coolness of Zebra Stripes

The Coolness of Zebra Stripes

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 10, 2019 0

Why zebras have stripes has been a matter for scientific debate for decades. A lot of theories have been put forth, such as they’ve evolved for camouflage, to confuse the vision of biting flies,

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The Summer Shade of Trees Could Save Species

The Summer Shade of Trees Could Save Species

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 3, 2019 0

We still have three weeks until the end of a long and brutally hot summer. At times, it seems the only respite we can get outside during our picnics, state fair visits, outdoor music

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