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Summer is Right Around the Corner… & So is Summer Camp

Punxsutawney Phil the gopher saw his shadow this weekend, so we have six more weeks of skiing, sledding and snow days. And as if on cue, our local new station began describing in detail the foot of sn…

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5 of Canada’s Favorite Winter Birds

Winter can be a cold, bleak and depressing time of year, yet there is incredible beauty, if you know where to look. Birds that are usually hidden by dense foliage are revealed by the starkness of the …

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Oysters: Delicious and Invaluable

Every single person in this country has a vested interest in the viability of our coastal communities. These coastal communities are home to a growing number of Americans, support our food and energy …

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How to Make a Felt Cardinal Bird

When I bought a needle felting starter kit five years ago, I had no idea what I was going to do with it. It had been many years since I attempted any form of art or craft since I was never very good a…

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6 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors This Winter

With winter storms battering the country from coast to coast and the mercury dropping, it's easy to want to huddle inside by the fireplace. But most of us find that we're happier when we get outside. …

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What Every Busy Gardener Needs: A Shotgun

Shotguns can now create life instead of destroying it, thanks to Flower Shells, ammunition loaded with seeds instead of lead pellets. The shells are standard 12-gauge shotgun ammo that you can load…

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Find Your Place in Nature With the Christmas Bird Count

What types of holiday traditions does your family have? In our household, trimming the tree is an all-in family activity requiring Santa hats and (when the Texas weather cooperates) mugs of hot cocoa.…

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Green Gifts for Animal & Earth Lovers

My niece Erin is an incredible young woman with a to-die-for job. She takes groups of kids and adults on Outward Bound and Wilderness Orientation adventures, which expand their personal growth by push…

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Want to Grow Vegetables In Winter? Meet the Portable Greenhouse

As the cold weather settles in, many gardeners are forced to admit that it's time to give up on some crops and watch much of the garden lie fallow over the season, unless they have greenhouses …

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Why You Should Join The Christmas Bird Count

To get outside and forget about the stress of the holidays, why not become a citizen scientist and take part in the Audubon's 114th Christmas Bird Count? Whether you live in snow or sun, you can ma…

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I;ve been a lacto vegetarian for 40 years and on rare occasions I will eat fish.I chose to live that…