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Video: The New Zealand Wilds

Video: The New Zealand Wilds

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 16, 2018 0

New Zealand has always seemed to me to have a wild heart. Despite all of its domestic sheep and introduced birds and plants from Europe, it is still predominantly a place of beguiling beaches,

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Traveler Story: New Zealand Nature Explorer

Traveler Story: New Zealand Nature Explorer

Natural Habitat Adventures June 2, 2018 0

Though perhaps not best known for its avian highlights, the South Pacific island of New Zealand is actually a birder’s paradise. “Our hike through the Ulva Island bird sanctuary with Ulva Goodwillie giving us

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New Zealand Builds Gyms for “Problem” Birds

New Zealand Builds Gyms for “Problem” Birds

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 27, 2018 3

In the United States, it often seems, there is only one method for dealing with “problem” animals. Whether it’s Canada geese, grizzly bears or wolves, our first impulse is to eradicate them. That’s not

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We’ve Been Everywhere (New Zealand)

We’ve Been Everywhere (New Zealand)

Natural Habitat Adventures December 9, 2017 0

Upon completing a New Zealand nature adventure, Nat Hab traveler Linda Ayres was inspired to compose the song lyrics shown below. (The words are intended to be sung to the tune of Johnny Cash’s

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Humpback Whales Are Gathering in Huge Numbers. Why?

Humpback Whales Are Gathering in Huge Numbers. Why?

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 5, 2017 14

Whales are complex creatures with very large brains. We are only just beginning to understand small portions of their highly developed cultures. Among the many things we don’t know about them is why they

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Te Ika Nui in Milford Sound, New Zealand | Olaf’s Corner

Te Ika Nui in Milford Sound, New Zealand | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver May 18, 2017 0

The islands of New Zealand are lands full of surprises, contrasts and sensory overload! These differences are found in the varied landscapes, from glacier-covered alpine peaks to subtropical rain forests to sparkling, 21st-century cities

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