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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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Scientists Discover ‘Extinct’ Galapagos Tortoise

Scientists Discover ‘Extinct’ Galapagos Tortoise

Wendy Redal January 12, 2012 2

Wow, this is exciting news from the conservation world!  A Galapagos tortoise species thought to be extinct for 150 years has been discovered through DNA analysis by a team of researchers from Yale University. Matt

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After 87 Years, the Howl of the Wolf Returns to California

After 87 Years, the Howl of the Wolf Returns to California

Wendy Redal January 3, 2012 0

A solitary young wolf crossed the state line from Oregon into California’s Siskiyou County a few days ago, marking the first documented sighting of a gray wolf in the state since 1924. California Department

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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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