Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

  • Though Rocky Mountain National Park doesn't mark its centennial until next year, there's no reason you can't celebrate now with a book that looks back over those 100 years.

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

  • I love technology and the national parks, so it's always interesting to see how traditional books transfer into the electronic medium.

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

  • Today is March 11, a date North American birders have been looking forward to for quite some time. This is the publication date for the second edition of the Sibley Guide to Birds by David Allen Sibley.

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

  • National park partners -- nonprofit friends groups and cooperating associations -- are integral to the health of the National Park System in these days of economic malaise and political dogfighting. But is the National Park Service properly leveraging, or even monitoring, those groups? Are the groups functioning in the best interests of the parks?

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

  • What are the rarest birds in North America? If we’re talking about birds that breed on the continent, Whooping Cranes and California Condors come to mind. There are only a few hundred of each alive today. Kirtland’s Warblers are the rarest songbird, with a little more than a couple thousand pairs in existence.

    But what about birds that don’t call North America their home?

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