Montana Audubon’s Wings Across the Big Sky Bird Festival

I’ve visited Montana only once and have been dreaming of returning ever since. Montana is enormous and blessed with over 400 species of birds spread across a surprisingly diverse landscape. Wings Across the Big Sky is an annual birding festival hosted by Montana Audubon and this year marks the 20th for the festival. American Prairie

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Outdoors in Illinois – Edwin Lynn Callaway

My grandfather and namesake was a prolific writer and outdoors enthusiast. He had numerous published articles in many different periodicals, some of which I recently discovered in my parent’s basement. Outdoors appreciation was passed down from my grandfather, a man I never met, to my father who taught me through countless camping trips and nature

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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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