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By Eric Dinerstein / On December 2nd, 2014

Ravens are hardy birds and remain in the Maryland region through the winter.

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By Eric Dinerstein / On September 15th, 2014

Eastern rat snakes have a bad reputation. Photo by D. Gordon E.

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By Joe Landsberg / On July 23rd, 2014

Autumn in a Mount Wilson (NSW, Australia) garden: you can see (L to R) cyprus, birch, Japanese maple, eucalypts, deodar, cherry laurel

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By Meghan Bartels / On June 27th, 2014

A European honeybee pollinating pink milkweed.

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By Meghan Bartels / On May 9th, 2014

If you've flipped through the latest issue of the New Yorker, you may have spotted "Green is Good" (subscription required), which profiles The Nature Conservancy's...

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By Eric Dinerstein / On April 30th, 2014

Originally published by Village News, a publication of the community of Cabin John, MD. Wild, undammed rivers make dangerous neighbors. A signboard near the riverbank at one of the National Park entrances...

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By Meghan Bartels / On April 18th, 2014

Some people collect coins, some people collect books; people like Eric Dinerstein collect sightings of rare species. In The Kingdom of Rarities, newly released in...

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By Eric Dinerstein / On July 23rd, 2013

Considering the lines stretching around the block ten years ago to witness one of nature’s masterpieces, you might want to arrive early when the National Botanic Garden opens its doors. Trained botanists, tropical ecologists, and naturalists must queue...

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By Kennedy Warne / On June 28th, 2011

The role of mangroves as vital nursery habitat for fish is nowhere more evident than in the tiny island of Bimini, off the coast of Florida. Female lemon sharks come to the sheltered lagoon waters to give birth, and the pups live amongst the tangled...

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By Kennedy Warne / On June 21st, 2011

One of the mangrove-related creatures I hoped to see in Cuba was the fishing bat, which takes small fish from the surface waters of wetland ponds in swooping aerial dives. While waiting for nightfall, when the bats are active, I visited a cave where...

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