Time for Thimbleberries

Who expected to go foraging for berries in the Keweenaw? Not us! But a thimbleberry margarita led to woodland wanders looking for this tasty fruit.

Springtime in Corfu

A profusion of color bursts forth in spring on the island of Corfu, Greece. With verdant forests and colorful wildflowers, Corfu is not a barren jumble of rocks, but a place where nature’s fireworks add a glorious touch to the backdrop of the Ionian Sea.

Stalking the Wild Venus Flytrap

Where do you find a Venus fly-trap in its native habitat? Within a 75 mile radius of Wilmington, North Carolina. Hikers, of course, have the upper hand in finding this tiny carnivore in the wild.

Wilmington’s Gardens

From azaleas to pitcher plants, Wilmington, NC, offers the most diverse spectrum of gardens we’ve seen in the South. Thank the thousands of gardeners who live in the area and spend their time cultivating these sensory riches.

Glimpsing Iowa’s prairie past

At the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens in Iowa, their tallgrass prairie habitat is a small but compelling corner of the 56-acre complex, a symphony of colors and textures in summer.

The Angel Oak

A stately ancient live oak thought to be more than 1,500 years old, the Angel Oak is on John’s Island in the South Carolina Lowcountry near Charleston.

The Mississippi Sandhill Crane

Bringing an endangered species back from the brink of extinction, the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge provides a success story for conservation.

In a Rainforest

To watch the fury of a tropical rainstorm in a rainforest: there is nothing like it in the world. Especially in Panama, home of the world’s most impenetrable rainforest, which we are visiting at Gamboa Rainforest Resort.