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Magee Marsh Wildlife Area
The Magee Marsh Wildlife Area covers some 2,200 acres. Add to that several thousand acres of other protected marshes and coastal wetlands and you have almost 12,000 acres of diverse bird habitat.
The Antique Rose Emporium
Between Houston and Austin, the Antique Rose Emporium offers visitors eight acres of glorious display gardens. Restored buildings from the mid-1800s settlers homestead are surrounded by gardens of antique roses, Texas native plants, herbs, cottage gardens, and wildflowers.
The Sleeping Bear Birding Trail
With help from the internet, finding hot birding spots is getting easier. Traverse City, Michigan has a new Internet tool, the Sleeping Bear Birding Trail. A web-based road map to almost 40 local birding sites.
Iceland for Seniors
Donít let the crowds of youth flocking to Reykjavik put you off. Iceland really is a fabulous destination for seniors, too. Guest author Janet Collins gives you a tour of Iceland.
Travel To Your Backyard For Bird Watching
Love to bird watch but can't get away for a birding trip? Try birding in your own backyard by becoming a participant in NestWatch, a nest monitoring database project sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
A great place to view some beautiful and unusual animal species is at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glenn Rose. Located about two hours south of Dallas on US-67 in Somervell County, Glenn Rose is known as the Dinosaur Capitol of Texas.
Trinidad's Asa Wright Nature Centre
The Asa Wright Nature Centre is one of the first, and most sucessful eco-tourism stories in the world. Forty years later it continues to be a world-renowned birding and eco-tourism destination.
Hands On Art Studio is A Great Creative Getaway
Get creative at Door County's, Hands On Art Studio. Pottery, ceramics, mosaics, welding, glass arts, woodworking and more. Hands On Art Studio is a great do-it-yourself creative arts connection.
The Rare Jade Vine
Last year, while on a wonderful birding trip to Trinidad and Tobago, our group spent several days at the Asa Wright Nature Centre. We saw not only beautiful birds but rare and beautiful plants. One of the rarest was the exquisitely beautiful jade vine.
Early Spring Means Maple Syrup Season
Maple syrup season is a welcome sign of spring in colder climates. Plan a fun day out, or a maple weekend getaway, to visit a sugarhouse or sugarbush to See, and Taste, what "sugaring" or "sugarmaking" is all about. Included is a decadent recipe for Maple Cream Pie.
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