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Outdoor Kids: Apple Picking

10/15/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

On a recent Sunday, one might have thought the cloudy conditions and possibility of rain a better bet for a movie than apple picking, but that didn’t stop my husband, sons, and I from forging ahead. We invited my sister […] Read more >

Outdoor Kids: A “Child’s Eye” View

8/27/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

Recently, I had the urge to try something new outside. My boys, ages 5 and 7, had finished formal summer camp experiences and it was the week that I had planned to take them on a reprise of a cross-country […] Read more >

Unusual Occurrence: Whale Sharks Off Alabama Coast

8/18/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Whale sharks, the largest of all fish, are rarely spotted and when they are – it is in deep water.  So what brings them to Alabama? Ben Raines at AL.com reports: “But for the last two weeks, the Alabama coast has been […] Read more >

Wood Storks Make Rare Appearances In Arkansas

8/13/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Wood stork populations have been increasing in Florida and other gulf states but they also seem to be moving up to Arkansas these days. Joe Mosby at the Cabin.net reports: “The main levees along the Mississippi River and along the […] Read more >

(Second) Smallest salamander in U.S. discovered

7/8/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A new and tiny species of amphibian has been discovered in Georgia. Physorg.com reports: The newly discovered salamander, which is the second-smallest salamander species in the U.S. and one of the smallest in the world at just two inches long, […] Read more >

A Victory for Teddy’s Bears!

9/13/2008 // By Dominique Burgunder-Johnson

Wildlife and the people who love them recently scored a huge victory when the EPA finalized their decision to veto the controversial Yazoo Backwaters Pumps Project. The success will help protect 20% of the nation’s duck population that migrates through […] Read more >

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