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State Parks Impact Alabama’s Economy

An earlier story detailed the economic benefits for communities located near national parks and other recreation and scenic hot spots. The National Park Service concluded that, nationwide, the country’s parks contributed more than $14.7 billion to gateway communities in 2012. … Continue reading

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Bear Sightings in Arizona Prompt Bear Awareness Tips

The Arizona Game and Fish Department said campers, hikers, and outdoor people need to be aware that bears may already be emerging from hibernation after two recent sightings were reported. The Arizona Game and Fish Department wants the community to … Continue reading

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Bighorn Sheep Return to Catalina State Park

One of southern Arizona’s numerous “sky islands”, the Santa Catalina Mountains dominate Tucson’s northern skyline. These sky islands are small mountain ranges that rise steeply from the desert floor and often feature a cool and relatively moist climate at their … Continue reading

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Southeastern Arizona Birding Jewel Saved

In mid-September (2013) I reported on the fund-raising effort that had been launched to purchase a landmark birding property located in bird-rich Southeastern Arizona. Anyone who has spent time carrying binoculars, camera, and a birding field guide though the mountains, … Continue reading

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Deer Crashes Through RV & Charges Sherriff

A deer smashed through the front of a travel trailer wall after being hit last weekend in south-central Utah on state Route 89. Expecting to find a dead animal inside the camper trailer, a responding officer opened the side door … Continue reading

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Valley of Butterflies

The butterfly explosion was right on schedule. Abundant September rain put blossoms on Rio Grande Valley plants and the result was an explosion of butterflies in October. It was only logical. And just as the Rio Grande Valley is the … Continue reading

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Whooping Cranes Migration to Texas Underway

Endangered whooping cranes have begun their annual 2,400-mile fall migration from Wood Buffalo National Park in northern Canada to southern Texas. As the rare birds approach the Lone Star State, a citizen science initiative is inviting Texas residents and visitors … Continue reading

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A BEAR-ly Believable BEAR Story

A woodlot owner near Grand Falls, New Brunswick, says he’s lucky to be alive after a bear attacked him in the woods. Gilles Cyr was out for a walk through his woodlot when suddenly a large black object ran out … Continue reading

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Saving a Southeastern Arizona Birding Hotspot

Anyone who has spent any time carrying binoculars, camera, and a birding field guide though the mountains, canyons, and deserts of Southeastern Arizona knows the region as a premiere birding hotspots and a favorite for outdoor recreation and RVing. The … Continue reading

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Top 3 National Wildlife Refuges Scenic Drives

To really explore a national wildlife refuge, of course, you’ll want to get out of your vehicle. But when time is limited or you want to get the lay of the land before you set out on a trail, a scenic … Continue reading

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