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Video: Rewilding Scotland’s Highlands with Wildcats

Video: Rewilding Scotland’s Highlands with Wildcats

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 3, 2020 0

Bears, lynx, wolves and wildcats used to roam the lands that today make up Great Britain. European brown bears, however, have been extinct there since at least the early Middle Ages—and possibly even earlier. British lynx disappeared around 700 A.D., due to

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Just Two Hours in Nature Per Week Brings Health Benefits

Just Two Hours in Nature Per Week Brings Health Benefits

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 31, 2019 0

On New Year’s Day, rather than making resolutions, I have a better suggestion: go outside and take a walk. Or don’t take a walk, but just go outside. You don’t even have to be

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Wildlife Photo of the Week: Rainy Day

Wildlife Photo of the Week: Rainy Day

Steve Selden December 20, 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 puffin in Scotland. Photographer Barbara Robert snapped this shot in the

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Glynis and the Kittens: Wildcat Photos from Scotland

Glynis and the Kittens: Wildcat Photos from Scotland

Emily Goodheart Kautz July 26, 2019 0

Kittens have arrived at the Aigas Field Center in Scotland! Scottish wildcats Glynis and Affric are now the proud parents of two paw-sitively adorable kittens. Born on May 4, 2019, the two females in

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Bringing Wolves Back to Scotland

Bringing Wolves Back to Scotland

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 16, 2019 0

The Scottish Highlands have been described as achingly beautiful, and I’d have to agree. In this vast wilderness, glens sit in ancient glacial valleys, striped by ribbons of rivers and enclosed by jagged mountain

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Video: Scotland’s Stunning and Story-Filled Highlands

Video: Scotland’s Stunning and Story-Filled Highlands

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 19, 2019 0

Sparsely populated, with several rugged mountain ranges that are speckled with forests of Scots pines, the Highlands of Scotland are the only areas in the British Isles that lie within the taiga biome. The Highlands

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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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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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