AllTrails – Crowdsourced Hiking Trails for Your Next Adventure

AllTrails is a website/app that features mapped hiking trails created through the power of crowdsourcing. This review is in no way affiliated with AllTrails. But it is a vital resource to birders and hikers. Let’s get started! First impressions of AllTrails is a great big wow! After creating an account you enter a digital map

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Review of American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West

American Wolf, written by Nate Blakeslee, is an action-packed story that reads like a novel. This true story follows the lives of some of Yellowstone National Park’s well-known wolves, including O-Six, a particularly popular alpha female. The lives of wolves are as complex and dynamic as they are misunderstood. Most wolf studies prior to reintroduction

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Wee Naturalists – Whistle Pig Wake Up!

To kick off our second session of the Wee Naturalist program, my elder son and I headed to Russell Woods Forest Preserve on Groundhog’s Day to listen about, you guessed it, woodchucks. We learned that the Delaware Indians called the ground squirrel “wuchak” or “wojak” (didn’t get the spelling) and that they were important to

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