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 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.

Dolphin Watching with Sea Excursions

Cruise through the Ten Thousand Islands of Everglades National Park and set foot on a pristine barrier island while tracking the behavior of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins with Sea Excursions, based on Marco Island.

Butterfly World

Working on research for Exploring Florida’s Botanical Wonders while in Broward County, I had the opportunity to visit Butterfly World for the first time.