Spring is the time for migrants in Central Park. Tiny wood warblers, many of them Threatened or Endangered species, come by the hundreds migrating from their winter homes in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central and South America.
They follow the ancient route we moderns call the Atlantic Flyway. Central Park is a vital resting area for these migrating warblers and others, earning its designation as an Audubon IBA or Important Bird Area.
Simultaneously, birdwatchers, wildlife photographers, and nature lovers from around the world also arrive in Manhattan. In early May, the Park becomes a month-long party of enthusiastic birders from casual observers to international experts, trading tips, sightings, and stories. Read More
Where can you find grizzly bears in North America? Wildlife photographer and Team member, Jorn Vangoidtsenhoven, takes us on his continent-wide quest to find the best places to photograph the brown bears.
Jorn begins in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park, sharing tips on the best locations to see and photograph the bears in their own environment, as well as some of the challenges the species is facing there. This is the first in a multi-part series. Read More
Last week I realized that one of my favorite much-notated and dog-eared (wolf-eared?) wolf books were not on our list. How is that possible?
The revised 2019 list includes first person accounts, plus science, history, and the politics of wolf conservation, the definitive wolf reference book, wolf books for kids and teens, and more. BONUS! Maggie Howell, executive director of The Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, New York shares her best wolf book picks Read More
Ape Action Africa in Cameroon is a sanctuary for rescued primates. Some have come from the illegal pet trade, many from a fate as bushmeat, still others were too young and small to be of value as either. The arrival of two of these infant primates, first a lowland gorilla and later a mustached guenon, changed the life trajectory of two amazing women. Meet Rachel Hogan, director of Ape Action Africa and Robin Huffman, fine artist. Sometimes it takes a whole world to create a village - or a sanctuary. Read More.