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Hiking Trails and Maps Often Exclude People With Disabilities. This Group Is Changing That.

Hiking Trails and Maps Often Exclude People With Disabilities. This Group Is Changing That.

— Started by Syren Nagakyrie, Disabled Hikers aims to make the outdoors more accessible for a diversity of people and marginalized communities.
Pandemic-fueled Surge in Wild Turkey Hunting Tests Declining Populations

Pandemic-fueled Surge in Wild Turkey Hunting Tests Declining Populations

— Turkey hunters with extra time on their hands are behind a harvest spike that could have lasting impacts, biologists warn.
Microplastics Are Literally Raining on Our National Parks and Wilderness Areas

Microplastics Are Literally Raining on Our National Parks and Wilderness Areas

— According to a new study, up to 300 million bottles’ worth of plastic particles per year landed on 11 remote protected areas in the West.
The Gorgeous Scarlet Tanager Is a Delightful Summer Treat

The Gorgeous Scarlet Tanager Is a Delightful Summer Treat

— Hiding high up in the canopy of eastern forests, these dazzling birds can be surprisingly tough to spot.
It's Time to Build a Truly Inclusive Outdoors

It's Time to Build a Truly Inclusive Outdoors

— As the nation continues to confront racism, the birding community must embrace difficult conversations.
Migratory Birds Like Native Berries Best

Migratory Birds Like Native Berries Best

— Even when fruits of invasive plants are abundant, migratory songbirds seek out native berries, according to new research.
Feds: Expect More Bird Deaths and Endangered Species Under New Rule

Feds: Expect More Bird Deaths and Endangered Species Under New Rule

— A Fish and Wildlife Service report on rolling back protections for migratory birds implies there would be benefits to having fewer of them around.
Birds Led Me Through Uncertainty and Outrage to an Oasis in New York City

Birds Led Me Through Uncertainty and Outrage to an Oasis in New York City

— A photographer was well acquainted with the city's pigeons and rats. Now he's gained a new appreciation for other urban wildlife.
These Birds Protect Black Rhinos From Poachers (but Also Drink Their Blood)

These Birds Protect Black Rhinos From Poachers (but Also Drink Their Blood)

— Red-billed Oxpeckers and their critically endangered hosts aren’t the only avian-mammal pairings with a mutually beneficial bond.
Trump Opens Atlantic's Only Marine Monument to Commercial Fishing

Trump Opens Atlantic's Only Marine Monument to Commercial Fishing

— Called the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, the area teems with ocean life, including overwintering Atlantic Puffins.