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  • Tale of passenger pigeon extinction may have had natural twist

    Tale of passenger pigeon extinction may have had natural twist
    One hundred years ago in September, Martha the passenger pigeon died in a Cincinnati zoo.
  • Summer Solstice Celebration sheds light on ecological problems

    Summer Solstice Celebration sheds light on ecological problems
    The summer solstice traditionally celebrates the warmth and bounty of the season on the longest day of the year. But the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (the public exhibition arm of the Chicago Academy of Sciences, founded in 1857), celebrates a few days...

    History comes alive at free Everglades National Park celebration Saturday

    History comes alive at free Everglades National Park celebration Saturday
    Get free entry to Everglades National Park at the Homestead entrance to celebrate the fourth annual "Vintage Day." Turn-of-the-century South Florida history comes alive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as costumed Gladesmen, gator and plume hunters, park wardens,...

    A Nature Preserve Where Passenger Pigeons Once Roosted

    A trail winds up the side of a glacial esker to a high point known as Pigeon Hill – a place where the ghosts of a long-extinct species still seem to haunt the forest. High on this rise in the woods of Bristol's Harry C. Barnes Nature Preserve,...

    Review: 'A Feathered River Across the Sky' by Joel Greenberg

    Review: 'A Feathered River Across the Sky' by Joel Greenberg
    On Sept. 1, 1914, Martha, the last known passenger pigeon, died in her cage at the Cincinnati Zoo. Her passing marked the end of a species that once was so ubiquitous that enormous flocks, one estimated at more than 3 billion birds, were said to have...