June, 2011

Great American Backyard Campout

Celebrating the Great American Backyard Campout in the Pacific Northwest

Sometimes here in the cloudy Pacific Northwest we feel like summer will never come. But threats of rain did not intimidate approximately 700 Washington families & children last weekend who participated at the …

Great American Backyard Campout in Brooklyn, NY

Fireflies in Brooklyn: Camping Under the Stars in New York City

“Do you want to see the fireflies, honey?” That is what I heard a mother say to her daughter when I was walking in one of this country’s most urban …

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Gardening in a Changing Climate

“Geesh, my tomatoes are ready early,” exclaimed a woman in my aerobics class as she showed me tomato photos with the same enthusiasm as a grandmother showing photos of her …

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Scientist Confirm Asian Carp Are Major Threat to the Great Lakes

Today, leading Great Lakes scientists announced a new report that examines the extent of the Asian carp threat in the Great Lakes. Asian carp are a huge threat to the Great …

Asian Carp Map Animation

Motion maps track spread of Asian carp and invasive mussels

Gray Catbird by Robert Strickland

Bird of the Week: Gray Catbird

Diamondback terrapin turtle (via USFWS/Flickr)

Turtles Take to the Tarmac at New York’s JFK Airport

Green Apple on Books

Resources for Nature and Wildlife Book Lovers

I don’t know about you, but reading is one of my favorite hobbies.  When I’m not thinking about ways to help wildlife, I’m thinking about books that I’d like to …

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How Did You Celebrate Great Outdoors Month?

  June is a special time to celebrate and enjoy the Great Outdoors, as proclaimed by President Obama and nearly all U.S. Governors.  This year, Great Outdoors month was full …

Musings About Trips to the Mobil Station, the Sierra Snowpack and Climate Change

One of my favorite non-wilderness destinations in the Sierra is the Whoa Nellie Deli at the Mobil Station in Lee Vining. Aside from the allure of the scrumptious fish tacos …

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