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Wilderness and Wildlife in Alaska's Denali National Park May. 17, 2020

Travel and Adventure

By Fyllis Hockman Forty pairs of eyes scanned the countryside, looking for movement, any movement. W... Read More

Attracting Birds May. 13, 2020

A Greener View

Q: I know you have occasionally written about birds in the yard and garden, but I haven't paid too m... Read More

Enjoy Nature and Culture in Juneau, Alaska Mar. 15, 2020

Travel and Adventure

By Margot Black Juneau is a travel gem that delivers all Alaska has to offer in spades: dramatic vis... Read More

Amazonia: Not a Typical Tourist Destination Feb. 29, 2020

Travel and Adventure

By Fyllis Hockman When I hike at home no one uses a machete to blaze the trail prior to walking on i... Read More

Backyard Bird Count Feb. 05, 2020

A Greener View

We can get seven-day weather forecasts with minute-by-minute updates on practically every electronic... Read More

Unplug With the Family on an Alaskan UnCruise Adventure Jan. 18, 2020

Travel and Adventure

By Margot Black Our plan was to unplug and spend time in the Alaska wilderness. We wanted to do this... Read More

Everyone Loved Eureka Springs, Arkansas Jun. 15, 2019

Travel and Adventure

By Gay Courter I don't know about your family, but our children and their spouses have very specific... Read More

Spend a Holiday Marching With Penguins Mar. 17, 2019

Travel and Adventure

By Gay Courter If you are hankering to see "Happy Feet" up close and personal, you probably think yo... Read More

Robin Migration Mar. 06, 2019

A Greener View

Have you seen your first robin yet? How about your first grackle or red-winged blackbird? Spring is ... Read More

It Is in Our Interest to Save Other Species Oct. 04, 2018

Froma Harrop

The dusky gopher frog is a tiny thing. Once thriving in the longleaf pine forests of the South, only... Read More

Trump's Wall Is Performance Art, Not Border Security Mar. 15, 2018

Steve Chapman

Donald Trump loves the ceremonial parts of his job, and his trip to California to inspect prototypes... Read More

Wildlife and Scenery Are Big in Alaska May. 20, 2017

Travel and Adventure

By Victor Block When I began planning a visit to Alaska, three words came to mind: "big," which many... Read More

Commoners' Right to Hunt Under Threat Aug. 16, 2016

Froma Harrop

In Olde England, hunting was the privilege of the landed and the rich. The right to hunt depended on... Read More

In Defense of Rattlesnakes Feb. 28, 2016

Steve Chapman

I was going to write this column about slimy, venomous reptiles that are so frightening you would go... Read More

Unforgettable Wildlife Encounters in Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater Dec. 05, 2015

Travel and Adventure

By Fyllis Hockman What do Bill Gates, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, Martina Navratilova and Prince Ch... Read More

Hurting the Wilderness We Love Oct. 13, 2015

Froma Harrop

Upon running the entire 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail in record time, a marathoner broke several rule... Read More

Wild Kingdom in the City Backyard Jul. 19, 2010

Froma Harrop

It's a savage wilderness, here in my city yard. From a distance, it looks like a Victorian postcard ... Read More