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Birding group helps foster LGBTQ community in the outdoors

Jun. 12, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As folks drank coffee and munched on doughnuts on the patio outside the Jordan River Nature Center, Kylie Jones-Greenwood gave a simple directive. Jones-Greenwood, who uses they/them pronouns, wanted each of the dozen or so guests to introduce themselves, including...

Meet the purple martin, Memphis’ favorite bird

May. 16, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mary Schmidt has eagle eyes and a bird brain. Of course, we mean both those observations as compliments. Curator of the Backyard Wildlife Center at the Lichterman Nature Center, Schmidt can spot an eastern phoebe or an indigo...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Apr. 26, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. April 24, 2021. Editorial: A National Heritage Area in rural Nebraska is an opportunity, not a threat Edward Dunn, the Perkins County GOP chairman and Grant city administrator, told a gathering of fellow Republicans this week in...

Updated field guides, other titles lure readers outdoors

Apr. 21, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

The new season of spring shows has begun, and viewership is way up by all accounts. We’re not talking about screens, which we’ve all been glued to during the pandemic. Less noticed is another trend: people tuning in to nature for quieter, real-life, high-stakes drama....

’400 years of tradition’: Violin-crafting in ‘idyllic’ place

Apr. 03, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

BELSANO, Pa. (AP) — Robert Gordon III can hear, and even see, the music inside a piece of wood before he transforms it into a finished violin. To demonstrate how, Gordon, a second-generation luthier, twisted a Douglas fir top to a violin made based...

Birds as revelations: Atwood writes foreword for Gibson book

Mar. 30, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Margaret Atwood would receive invitations over the years to literary events around the world, literature wasn't the only factor shaping her response. She also kept in mind the interests of her longtime partner and fellow Canadian author Graeme Gibson. ...

First purple martins of the year spotted in West Virginia

Mar. 27, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

ELEANOR, W.Va. (AP) — The first purple martins of the year have been spotted in West Virginia, the Parkersburg News and Sentinel reported this week. The birds were seen on March 21 in Eleanor by a purple martin enthusiast, Purple Martin Conservation Association...

More birders sighted in Central Park this spring migration

Mar. 25, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — This spring, longtime Central Park birder and naturalist Gabriel Willow is feeling a little less nervous than he did a year ago. Standing on the park’s Bow Bridge with binoculars, Willow recalls the early days of the pandemic when the virus was at its...