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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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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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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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Video: A Newly Discovered Yellowstone Migration

Video: A Newly Discovered Yellowstone Migration

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 24, 2018 0

After a long winter—which still seems to be hanging on in some places—people are understandably anxious to get outside and get on the move again. Perhaps we take our cue from the nonhuman animals,

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Enter Our Monarch Butterfly Adventure Giveaway!

Enter Our Monarch Butterfly Adventure Giveaway!

Court Whelan, Ph.D. March 13, 2017 0

The monarch butterfly migration is quite simply one of the most jaw-dropping spectacles on earth.  While one may initially think that the migration event is one dimensional (after all, it is just one species, right?),

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Butterfly Beauty in Numbers

Butterfly Beauty in Numbers

Natural Habitat Adventures August 22, 2016 0

I’ve always loved butterflies. Growing up, I would tromp around our backyard looking for Eastern tiger swallowtails or their caterpillar counterpart, catching them with my bare hands, housing them in butterfly terrariums, and every

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Video: The Great Migration of the Sandhill Crane

Video: The Great Migration of the Sandhill Crane

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 18, 2016 1

Each spring, more than 500,000 sandhill cranes come together on a narrow stretch of the Platte River in central Nebraska, as they have for thousands of years. On their way from their wintering grounds

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