Habitat

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Lisa Brown, a high school math teacher in western Montana, tracks the seasons according to the good things she can harvest from nearby woodlands and forests.

In spring, that’s morels—wrinkly, wild mushrooms that thrive in moist, shady areas. In summer, there are huckleberries,...

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Jim Williams cares deeply about wildlife. An ardent hunter, he believes that if you are going to eat meat, nothing shows more respect for the animal bound for your dinner plate than overseeing all aspects of the journey yourself. “

It makes you realize that a life was taken in order for...

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Paulette Epple grew up on a game farm in Minnesota where her father raised ducks, geese, and peacocks, which were then sold to adorn zoos and private estates. So it was perhaps no surprise that after moving to Montana 40 years ago, she eventually found her way back to the avian world.

“As...

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When it comes to iconic urban design, spaces such as Vatican City’s St. Peter’s Square, New York’s Central Park, and Ryōanji garden in Kyoto claim top spots. But a great public space need not be contained within a few city blocks or even a city's limits. In the case of the Chattahoochee...

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Each winter, Janet Drake ventures out from her home in Phoenix to hunt in the Sky Islands. This remote region of southern Arizona is named for the isolated mountain ranges that punctuate expanses of grasslands and canyons.   

“There’s a huge range of animals in that area—bear, bobcat,...

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Few sights dazzle the eye like a stunning display of autumn foliage, and fall is in full swing at Trust for Public Land–protected places around the country.

We’re celebrating the season by sharing some favorite spots in all their red, gold, and orange glory. If you wish you could be road-...

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A Cooper’s hawk hovers over a mouse, a squirrel, and other prey. Nearby, a Baltimore oriole looks longingly at the berries that fuel its migration. And a red-winged blackbird sits beneath cattails in a marshy area that constitutes its preferred habitat.

This wasn’t a fruitful day of...

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The Los Angeles River cuts a stick-straight line through the city of South Gate. Funneled into a broad concrete channel, crossed by the 710 Freeway, and cut off from most residents by a wall of industrial infrastructure, today the river is more afterthought than asset, more obstacle than open...

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The Appalachian Trail is a solid contender for the title of America’s most famous footpath. The 2,190-mile route passes through 14 states and welcomes more than 2 million people each year, though just a few thousand will complete the arduous, six-month “thru hike” from Georgia to Maine.

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With spring well underway, one of the touchstones of the season is unfolding above: the biannual migration of songbirds. Each spring, between 2.5 to 3.5 billion songbirds are on the move across the United States, flying from wintering grounds in South and Central America to breeding grounds in...

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