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  • How Minnesota's animal kingdom survives the winter

    You think you have it rough this time of year? Sure, Minnesota winters do present people with some inconveniences and discomforts and even dangers. But it could be worse. Kao Thao, interpretive naturalist at Fort Snelling State Park, leads public...
  • State Holds Hearing On Seaside State Park Plans

    State Holds Hearing On Seaside State Park Plans
    WATERFORD — Barry Gorfain, an avid kayaker and hiker, has a vision for Seaside State Park. The Niantic resident would like to see a launching area allowing direct access to Long Island Sound for kayakers and canoeists — a rarity in the state....
  • Exploring a Lake Erie beach at Pennsylvania's Erie Bluffs State Park

    Exploring a Lake Erie beach at Pennsylvania's Erie Bluffs State Park
    It is a bit surreal to experience a wild Lake Erie beach alone. Welcome to Pennsylvania's no-frills Erie Bluffs State Park. Yes, there are patches of sand. But the 1.4-mile-long beach is narrow with lots of rocks, cobbles, mussel shells and smooth...
  • Congress approves Harriet Tubman national parks

    Congress approves Harriet Tubman national parks
    The Senate passed legislation Friday creating a national park on the Eastern Shore honoring Harriet Tubman, the famed "conductor" of the Underground Railroad who helped slaves flee to freedom before the Civil War. The measure now goes to President...
  • Animals

    AUDUBON SOCIETY'S CENTER FOR BIRDS OF PREY: conservation, education and raptor rehabilitation facility: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday (except holidays); 1101 Audubon Way, Maitland; $5 adults, $4 ages 3-12; 407-644-0190. BLACK HAMMOCK ADVENTURES:...
  • Hearst Castle, many California state parks shut because of rainstorms

    Hearst Castle, Angel Island State Park in San Francisco Bay and more than a dozen other state parks have closed Thursday because of a powerful storm hitting California. If you're planning to visiting state parks Thursday, Friday and through the weekend,...
  • Waves spill over wall on A1A

    Waves spill over wall on A1A
    A combination of the almost full moon, seasonal high tide and strong winds brought waves over a temporary barrier that was supposed to protect a storm-battered stretch of A1A under construction. Officials have been watching water levels since October,...
  • Decorations celebrate Gillette Castle's centennial

    Decorations celebrate Gillette Castle's centennial
    Christmas has historically been an exciting time at Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam. It has become tradition to decorate the interior of the 24-room mansion from top to bottom to reflect the holiday spirit. However, this year is a particularly...
  • Recent Iran airstrikes in Iraq help drive Islamic State from 2 towns

    Recent Iran airstrikes in Iraq help drive Islamic State from 2 towns
    Iranian warplanes have launched several airstrikes in recent days against Islamic State militants in eastern Iraq, U.S. and Iranian officials said Tuesday, the latest sign that America's longtime adversary is conducting a parallel but largely...
  • PennEast pipeline foes cheered by Delaware River Basin Commission review

    PennEast pipeline foes cheered by Delaware River Basin Commission review
    The Delaware River Basin Commission, the multi-state compact that oversees water resources in the river's watershed from New York to Delaware, has announced it plans to review the proposed PennEast pipeline. The decision has encouraged pipeline...
  • Tales Of Witches And Devils In The Potholes Of Chapman Falls

    Tales Of Witches And Devils In The Potholes Of Chapman Falls
    With the waterfalls thundering behind them, the Black Witches of Haddam gathered around the deep cylindrical hole in the rock ledge. One threw a frog's tongue into the seemingly bottomless abyss, while another tossed in the broken quill of a porcupine....