| Feb 24, 2015
| 3:32 PM
After disappearing for years, gray foxes have returned to Hugh Taylor Birch State Park in Fort Lauderdale.
The bushy-tailed predators vanished after the twin blows of Hurricane Wilma in 2005 and a wave of distemper that swept through the park's...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 8:25 AM
I've been on enough whale-watching or dolphin-spotting outings to know not to expect much.
"There's a minke whale at 11 o'clock," a voice will announce excitedly over the boat's PA system. I and everyone aboard rushes to the rail, looks at 11 o'clock...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 3:40 PM
Becky White has lived in Niagara Falls, Canada, her whole life, and always likes to see the falls in the winter because the view is so clear.
When she visited Friday morning, the view was different. Ice had formed not just at the base of the falls,...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 6:12 AM
Maryland is home to the 25th best beach in the United States, according to a recent survey from tripadvisor.com.
Based on reviews and ratings left on tripadvisor.com over a 12-month period, Ocean City's beach ranked #25 in the country -- the only mid-...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 9:10 AM
The inaugural Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, a joint partnership with the region's major environmental groups, takes place May 7-10.
The event is meant to highlight the dunes area's rich biodiversity and bird watching opportunities to create a positive...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 6:51 PM
Young anglers will have more pre-season trout fishing opportunities.
Thanks to a new initiative passed during last week's first quarterly meetings of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, children taking part in the Mentored Youth Fishing Days will...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 8:45 AM
Siesta Beach near Sarasota has consistently won accolades from travelers around the world, and now it can add one more: TripAdvisor's best beach in the U.S.
The user-review travel site rolled out the results for best beaches as part of its Travelers'...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 1:55 PM
HARTFORD – Although Gov. Dannel Malloy is getting praise for big-ticket environmental items in his new budget, like $378 million for clean water funding, some of his spending cuts are infuriating hunters, anglers and state park advocates.
| Feb 17, 2015
| 7:27 PM
It's a poorly run and out-of-touch parks system, indeed, that needs a commission to tell it to accept credit cards. Yet that's among the major recommendations of the so-called Parks Forward task force, which aims to transform California's state parks into...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 9:57 AM
If the notion of firing a rifle, fishing on ice or kayaking in winter seems intimidating, Peggy Farrell has a solution: Give it a try for a weekend in a nonjudgmental setting among others whose curiosity outweighs experience.
Farrell is director of...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 1:49 PM
HARTFORD — A new southeastern Connecticut lawmaker says communities like Waterford should receive better notification when the state decides it wants to build a new park.
Republican Sen. Paul Formica of East Lyme has proposed legislation...