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Happy 45th Anniversary, Earth Day!

Each year, Earth Day — April 22 — marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.   The idea came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, … Continue reading


Celebrating Wilderness

50 years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Wilderness Act, the highest level of protection ever afforded the American landscape. This historic bill established the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) and set aside an initial 9.1 … Continue reading


Take the Challenge – Rewild Your Life!

Sunday, June 1 is the official start of the Rewild Your Life 30 Day Challenge.  Developing a connection with the natural world is something we can all benefit from. The Rewild Your Life Challenge asks you to commit to spending … Continue reading


Flight of the Timberdoodle!

Perfectly camouflaged against  leaf litter, the brown-mottled Timberdoodle walks along the forest floor, probing the soil with its long bill in search of earthworms. Also known as the American Woodcock, this little bird lives in young forests and shrubby fields … Continue reading


This Week’s Blood Moon is First of Four

Set those alarms and get ready to see an unusually beautiful moon in tonight’s skies! The first total lunar eclipse of 2014 will occur overnight on April 14 – 15 and mark the beginning of an eclipse tetrad – four … Continue reading