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Home beer and spirit-making have become popular hobbies. Bars and beverage stores feature a growing range of artisanal spirits and craft brews. Cocktail parties are back in vogue.
Wildlife photojournalist Paul Nicklen shares stories and photos from some of the world’s most remote environments during this National Geographic Live event.
Explore a spooky bat cave, make an animal mask, see live wildlife, encounter costumed characters and trick-or-treat at this annual fall event.
You don't need to live on the prairie to have a prairie garden. Natural landscapes featuring mainly native plants are being sown in yards across North America as environmentally friendly alternatives to turf grass.
RICHMOND, Va. — With terrain varying from the mountains to the coast, Virginia offers an array of fall colors for leaf-peepers. But before or after your drive along one of the state's many scenic byways, consider a fix of Southern city living with a visit to the state capital, Richmond. Located along Interstate 95, it's an easy stopping-off point. And whether you like the outdoors, art or history, there's plenty to do here — and you don't have to spend a dime.
FILE - In this May 11, 2011 file photo, Jeffrey Cole, as Romeo, and Liz Blake White, as Juliet, kiss during the presentation of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" at Richmond's Maymont Park, in Richmond, Va. This 100-acre estate was given to the Richmond community by James and Sallie Dooley, who lived there in a 33-room mansion from 1893 to 1925.Entrance to the gardens, visitors center and wildlife exhibits is free. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, P. Kevin Morley)
This May 10, 2009 photo shows phlox daisies which are among the many meadow flowers that can thrive in traditional landscapes -- even in city settings. Prairie garden combinations include flowers, shrubs and trees. They require little attention, add year-'round color and interest and provide wildlife-friendly habitat. (AP Photo/Dean Fosdick)
PHOENIX — Citing everything from grazing to insects, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday granted endangered species protection to two cacti found in Arizona.
The Acuña cactus is one of two that has received endangered species protection. [Jim Rorabaugh/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service]
When the ninth-annual Zoowalk for Autism Research kicks off next Saturday at the Phoenix Zoo, the participants will sport a T-shirt featuring the design of a Mesa resident who has worked to rise above the disorder.
Boulder City, Nev. -- It’s easy to trade the wild ways of Las Vegas for the wilds of the nearby Colorado River: All it takes is a call to a boating outfitter and a federally-approved form of ID.
Meet live animals from around the world while getting a lesson in wildlife rescue and conservation. Children ages 2-12 must be accompanied by an adult.
BOULDER CITY, Nev. — It's easy to trade the wild ways of Las Vegas for the wilds of the nearby Colorado River: All it takes is a call to a boating outfitter and a federally-approved form of ID.
BOISE, Idaho — Boise has long been dubbed the "City of Trees," a nickname that always catches newcomers by surprise given the city's high-desert climate and summers with little or no rain.
LOS ANGELES — When Charlie Annenberg adopted an abandoned golden retriever named Lucky, a new breed of philanthropy was born.
Turf grass is the groundcover of choice for many property owners, mainly for its rich, carpet-like appearance. But grass is thirsty, demands frequent maintenance and provides little wildlife appeal.
You don’t have to travel far to climb aboard a steamboat cruise.
Every third Thursday, Audubon Arizona presents "Birds & Beer" -- a punchy, after-work lecture series where adults can learn a thing or two about nature and wildlife while enjoying a cold brew.
Hunting is a cruel sport that endangers the lives of many unwilling animal participants. It may have been necessary for human survival in prehistoric times, but today most hunters bait, stalk and kill animals merely for the thrill of it, not out of necessity. This unnecessary, violent form of “entertainment” rips animal families apart and leaves countless animals orphaned or badly injured when hunters miss their target.
Looking for a new pet but no time for daily walks? Have allergies to fur or feathers? How about a desert tortoise?
KATMAI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE, Alaska — Kim Spanjol has seen gorillas in Congo and orangutans in Borneo. But for a honeymoon with her husband Jim O'Brien, she planned a trip to Katmai National Park and Preserve in remote Alaska, where they started seeing brown bears the minute their floatplane landed on the beach.
HATTERAS, N.C. — Hatteras Island along North Carolina's Outer Banks is a fickle but alluring place.
This 2011 image provided by Jeff Lewis shows a black skimmer at the north end of Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, located on the north end of Hatteras Island, N.C. The refuge is home to 400 species of birds and offers a variety of free educational programs. (AP Photo/Jeff Lewis Photography)