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It All Started with a Seal

It All Started with a Seal

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 7, 2012 3

A desk phone, $600 and one very wacky photograph. It’s just about all Ben Bressler had about 25 years ago, when the idea to create Natural Habitat Adventures was still just flickering in the

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Last of Her Kind: Footage of an Imperial Woodpecker

Last of Her Kind: Footage of an Imperial Woodpecker

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 2, 2012 16

Campephilus imperialis (the imperial woodpecker) may have been the largest woodpecker that ever lived. The last documented sighting of this two-foot-tall bird happened in 1956 in the state of Durango, in the high-altitude, old-growth

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The Galapagos Islands: An “Opposite” Trip

The Galapagos Islands: An “Opposite” Trip

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 24, 2012 7

Now, about the middle of January, is the time when I start to dream about the places I’d like to visit. The snow and cold have gotten a good foothold here in the Midwest,

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Video: Charles Darwin’s Fossils Newly Discovered

Video: Charles Darwin’s Fossils Newly Discovered

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 19, 2012 9

Curiosity can lead to wondrous things, as every scientist knows. And it certainly did recently for Dr. Howard Falcon-Lang at the British Geological Survey. Poking around in a dusty corner in the survey’s archives,

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New Outdoor Apps—Bring Them with You Outdoors

New Outdoor Apps—Bring Them with You Outdoors

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 20, 2011 9

It’s less than a week before Christmas, and I’ll bet by now you’re beginning to feel “gadgeted out,” tired of being bombarded with all of the e-mail, internet and TV ads for nifty electronics,

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The Desire for Tigers: Is It Enough?

The Desire for Tigers: Is It Enough?

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 13, 2011 15

“We have the means to save the mightiest cat on Earth, but do we have the will?” asks writer Caroline Alexander in an article titled “A Cry for the Tiger” in the December 2011

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