Slippery Ann's Amazing Bugling Elk

Slippery Ann's Amazing Bugling Elk

Montana’s Missouri River Country. Big sky country. Every autumn, in some of the most unspoiled wild nature left in North America, the Rocky Mountain elk begin to call. Their beautiful, eerie, and amazing sound can be heard wafting through the trees and across the grasslands. It signals the females, warns rivals and announces their amorous intentions. This is annual rut and the best time for wildlife photographers to get images of the males in full rack and the females in top health. The Slippery Ann Viewing Area at the Charles M. Russel Wildlife Refuge Complex in Montana is the perfect place to bring the family to experience bugling elk.

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A Bear-y Close Encounter at Philmont Scout Ranch

A Bear-y Close Encounter at Philmont Scout Ranch

A group of Boy Scouts steeped in responsible outdoor practices, a retired geologist and wildlife conservationist with 24 years experience leading weekend trips for volunteers, and Baldy Mountain, one of the most iconic landmarks at the Philmont Scout Camp.  What could possibly go wrong? BEAR!

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8 Magic Places to See Wolves in the Wild

8 Magic Places to See Wolves in the Wild

Shy, intelligent, and playful, wolves usually prefer to fade into their surroundings, not to expose themselves to humans. Still, they have been hunted almost to extinction. Today, through hard-won conservation efforts and the miracle of luck, some pockets of wolves are returning, still others are in steep decline and the verge of extinction. Before they are gone, start a wolf discovery life list! From the Ethiopian wolf, to the Maned wolf in Brazil, to Arctic gray wolves and the final few wild red wolf individuals, learn the best destinations for your wolf trekking trip around the world. Includes new updated information on the red wolf, Tibetan wolf, and Mexican grey wolf conservation & population.

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Birds, Bees, & Butterflies: Wave Hill, New York

Birds, Bees, & Butterflies: Wave Hill, New York

The only certainty is surprise when you are out in nature to see wildlife.  No amount of planning will guarantee the desired birds or animals – but sometimes you get butterflies, monarch butterflies. Wave Hill in Queens, New York is the perfect place for the kids, the grandparents, the whole family to enjoy a day on the Hudson River. 

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Escape Winter! 8 Remarkable Places to Swim with Whale Sharks

Escape Winter! 8 Remarkable Places to Swim with Whale Sharks

From Belize to Mozambique and beyond, swim ‘round the world with Whale Sharks (responsibly of course) for a different view of the biggest fish on the planet. Whale shark swimming best destinations, best practices, how to be a marine citizen scientist for whale sharks and more.

 

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Pterodactyl in the Backyard! What is a Pileated Woodpecker?

Pterodactyl in the Backyard! What is a Pileated Woodpecker?

"A prehistoric bird tore up my tree!!!!" That's how I once heard a city-raised-recently-suburbs-expatriated friend describe his first sighting of a pileated woodpecker.  Although I sincerely doubted that his new home was the scene of a Jurassic Park type incident, there was something about the wild look in his eye that caught my imagination - so I went to Saratoga National Historic Park in my quest to see one. 

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