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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A Visit To The Dungeon Of Gillette's Castle And Scenic Whalebone Cove

    A Visit To The Dungeon Of Gillette's Castle And Scenic Whalebone Cove
    William Gillette had it right when he was writing his will regarding the future of his castle on the banks of the Connecticut River. He wrote his "castle in the sky" should never be in the "possession of some blithering saphead who had no conception of...
  • State approves deal that protect land along the Nanticoke River

    State approves deal that protect land along the Nanticoke River
    State officials approved a deal Wednesday that permanently protects environmentally sensitive land along the Nanticoke River on the Eastern Shore. The 201-acre conservation easement on a farm near the Delaware border creates an important link in a 50-...
  • Save Plum Island From Development

    Plum Island in Long Island Sound is a remarkable place, both ecologically and scientifically. It should be made into mostly a national wildlife preserve rather than be auctioned off. Federal wheels are in motion to sell it to the highest bidder,...
  • A better way to manage the crab harvest

    It's been five years since the Chesapeake Bay blue crab fishery was declared a disaster, and despite progress using science-based guidelines for protecting female crabs, the iconic Chesapeake crustacean is still not out of the woods. The Baltimore Sun's...
  • Family goes native for its seed business

    Family goes native for its seed business
    About 20 years ago, Randy Seymour and his son John began collecting and growing native plant seed on their family farm along Raider Hollow Road in Hart County, Ky. They started small, John Seymour says, expanding seed production gradually with the...
  • 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...
  • 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...