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Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

  • On April 5, Fort Monroe National Monument Superintendent Kirsten Talken-Spaulding announced the start of the park’s inaugural planning effort with two April 30th open house sessions and a web page that explains the process and solicits public comment.

    The superintendent said, “This spring, a National Park Service planning team is beginning work on the first pl

  • It’s finally here!

    This is the time of year when bosses, friends, and spouses may wonder if they’ll ever see the birder in their lives again. Yes, it’s spring migration time, and we’re all up and out the door before dawn to bird until the sun sets. Of course, we continue to stand in open fields after the sun sets waiting to hear woodcocks and rails.

Monday, April 9th, 2012

  • The public has an additional two weeks to comment on a management plan guiding hunting in Big Cypress National Preserve, a rugged 729,000-acre swath of south Florida that is home to perhaps the most endangered mammal in North America.

    While the public comment phase was to end last week, Preserve officials extended it until April 21.

    Although the Prese

  • You can add birds, and their eggs, to the prey that are falling victim to non-native Burmese pythons snaking through Everglades National Park, according to a study by Smithsonian Institution and National Park Service staff.

    Necropsies performed on captured pythons provided evidence that the snakes have eaten at least 25 different species of birds found in the

  • Horses are becoming the latest wedge issue in the National Park System, as efforts to reduce their access to wilderness in Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks are being portrayed both as a job killer and a denier of your right to visit the parks.

    At least one congressman is blaming the Obama administration for "pushing backcountry horsemen out of business," while a petition drive launched o