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Gators and turtles and rat snakes, oh my!

Gators and turtles and rat snakes, oh my!

Wendy Redal March 30, 2010 0

It was clear that a Cajun man who’d lived his whole life in South Louisiana had a better eye for spotting wildlife in a swamp than I did. “Look, there’s a barred owl, up

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In the Unplanned Moments, Travel Happens

In the Unplanned Moments, Travel Happens

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 25, 2010 9

There are probably just as many “types” of travelers as there are travelers. But when it comes to travel itineraries, you can generally break people down into two categories: those of the what-will-be-will-be ilk

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The Power of Place Names

The Power of Place Names

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 15, 2010 6

William Least Heat-Moon, author of such American travel books as Blue Highways (1982), River Horse: A Voyage Across America (1999), and Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey (2008), is one of my favorite writers.

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Nature Revisited

Nature Revisited

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 5, 2010 25

It was fall when I saw the little town of Churchill in Manitoba, Canada, for the first time. Like most of the other visitors there at that time of year, I went to see

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Face to face with polar bears in Churchill

Face to face with polar bears in Churchill

Wendy Redal November 17, 2009 8

Guide Steve Selden has been posting regularly from Churchill during polar bear season — but here is a field report from another vantage point: that of Good Nature contributor Wendy Redal, who saw the

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Live from Churchill: Nov 17, 2009

Live from Churchill: Nov 17, 2009

Steve Selden November 17, 2009 0

As snow continues falling intermittently, and temperatures dropping into the teens, helicopter traffic has increased considerably out and back across the Churchill River. And, in the true Churchill way, rumors are also flying across

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