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  • Take a Baltimore food staycation with regional favorites

    Take a Baltimore food staycation with regional favorites
    Some cravings will not be ignored. Deny yourself for too long, and the craving may become an obsession. The foods we crave are often regional specialties that are seemingly out of reach — a Philly cheese steak, barbecue pulled pork, red velvet...
  • Fen ecosystem in Elgin a treat and a treasure

    Fen ecosystem in Elgin a treat and a treasure
    Bluff Spring Fen was on my list for years. Time and again, when I asked fellow nature lovers to suggest a truly special experience in the Chicago area's wilderness, they sang the praises of Bluff Spring Fen Nature Preserve. A rare ecosystem, a...
  • Florida Beach Guide: Blowing Rocks Preserve, Hobe Sound

    Florida Beach Guide: Blowing Rocks Preserve, Hobe Sound
    The preserve may be small -- just 73 acres -- but it's memorable. In a state known for its sandy beaches, Blowing Rocks is one of the few that has, well, rocks. Of course, this isn't Maine's coastline. The rocks that break the surf along the shoreline...
  • About Eric Draper

    About Eric Draper
    Eric Draper is Executive Director of Audubon Florida, the state program of National Audubon Society. In addition to leading a staff of 58 and raising a $5 million budget, Eric lobbies the Florida Legislature and executive agencies and is recognized as a...
  • Commentary: With runner's diary, marathoner takes road less traveled

    Jake's coaching helped our friend, Jill, clock a personal best at the OC Half Marathon. I hope to benefit from Jake's know-how and flash a smile as big as Jill's when I complete the L.A. Marathon later this year. Yet when I read Jake's email directing...
  • With rare chickweed in bloom, ecologists gather in Baltimore to celebrate biodiversity

    With rare chickweed in bloom, ecologists gather in Baltimore to celebrate biodiversity
    Leading a tour of the Soldiers Delight area of western Baltimore County on Sunday afternoon, Paula Becker, an ecologist with Maryland's Department of Natural Resources, was pleased to report the first blooming of serpentine chickweed — a plant as...
  • #Hemlock woolly adelgid discovered in Western Pa. state parks

     
    A non-native, invasive insect that attacks and kills Eastern hemlock trees has advanced westward across Pennsylvania to Clarion and Jefferson counties where infestations have been confirmed in two state parks. “The hemlock woolly adelgid, a...
  • West Virginia's North Fork Mountain is iconic, dry and home to rare plants and long views

    West Virginia's North Fork Mountain is iconic, dry and home to rare plants and long views
    JUDY GAP, W.Va. - North Fork Mountain is special. It ranks right up there with other iconic West Virginia landmarks: Blackwater Falls, Dolly Sods, New River Gorge and Gauley River. Peregrine falcons nest here and hikers can look down on vultures and...
  • Scott's property-tax promise backfired

    Scott's property-tax promise backfired
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott was following a well-read playbook when he campaigned in 2010 to kick-start the economy in part with deep property-tax cuts. It just didn't come off as scripted. Capping out-of-control property-tax spikes was once a...
  • Florida’s land conservation program crawls back from the dead

     
    TALLAHASSEE — It isn’t exactly a roaring recovery. But Florida’s once-heralded land conservation program is creeping back from the dead. Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet signed off on a list of 21 conservation projects Tuesday...
  • The Newest Hipster Activity: Hunting

    The Newest Hipster Activity:  Hunting
    After years in decline, the sport of hunting is once again on the rise, thanks to a new influx of young hunters. Many of these young people are getting into hunting for "ethical and environmental" reasons, according to this new article in Slate. I'm not...