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  • Foxes return to Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

    Foxes return to Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
    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...
  • Natural wonders of Panama City Beach

    Natural wonders of Panama City Beach
    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...
  • Dramatic photos say it all: A 'breathtaking' ice spectacle at Niagara Falls

    Dramatic photos say it all: A 'breathtaking' ice spectacle at Niagara Falls
    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,...
  • Ocean City ranked No. 25 beach in the U.S. by TripAdvisor

    Ocean City ranked No. 25 beach in the U.S. by TripAdvisor
    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-...
  • Dunes hosts May birding festival

    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...
  • Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commision revamps Mentored Youth Fishing Days

    Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commision revamps Mentored Youth Fishing Days
    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...
  • Florida beach named best beach in the U.S. by TripAdvisor

    Florida beach named best beach in the U.S. by TripAdvisor
    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'...
  • Malloy Environmental Cuts Stirring Opposition

    Malloy Environmental Cuts Stirring Opposition
    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. Malloy...
  • How to get Californians to visit their state parks

    How to get Californians to visit their state parks
    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...
  • States' workshops creating outdoorswomen

     States' workshops creating outdoorswomen
    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...
  • Lawmaker Wants Communities To Have Better Notice Of Connecticut Park Plans

    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...