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Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

  • While most people think of the four seasons we all know so well, birders have a different calendar with more descriptive headings than “spring” and “winter.” And right now we are at the peak of hawk season.

    In late summer and early autumn every year, raptors in extraordinary numbers migrate from their nesting grounds to more hospitable winter climes.

Monday, September 10th, 2012

  • A man who claimed last week that he was shot in the leg while hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park has changed his story and now says the shooting occurred outside the park.

    Sanford Lethco, 29, of Sevier County, "confessed to park investigators that the gunshot wounds he received to his leg on Friday, September 7, were sustained in an incident occurring outside of the park boundaries,

  • Vice President Joe Biden will deliver the keynote address Tuesday during the annual September 11th observance at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

    Joining the vice president will be Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.

    The public is invited to attend the observance, which begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Memorial Plaza.

  • The question for leaf lookers heading to Eastern national parks is—what’s the foliage forecast for fall 2012?

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