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Great Places
May 5, 2010
Volume 10, Issue 5

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Must-See Migration Spots!
Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Washington D.C. Photo © Timothy Boucher
Top U.S. Migration Spots!
The animals of the world are in motion again — flying, swimming, running and crawling to their summer homes and breeding grounds. Celebrate this annual pageant of nature with America's top 10 great migration spots.

The Oil Spill: Reports from Alabama
Oil-collecting booms are prepared for deployment. Photo © Bill Finch/TNC
The Oil Spill: Reports from Alabama
Bill Finch, the Conservancy's director of conservation in Alabama, is blogging for Cool Green Science about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the Conservancy's efforts in Alabama to protect shellfish reef restoration projects there.

Natural Light: Florida Birds
A mating pair of Great Egrets.
Photo © Kent Mason
Natural Light: Florida Birds
Photographer Kent Mason is a master at capturing birds on film! See his stunning images of egrets, herons and more from Florida's lush wetlands.

 How Green is Your Garden?
Cherry tomatoes.
Photo © stereogab/Flickr
How Green is Your Garden?
Planting your own backyard garden not only gives you food that's local, it also reduces your impact on the ocean. Try one of the eco-friendly gardening or lawn care tips and then share one of your own.

 Good News for Eagle Enthusiasts
Baby bald eagles.
Photo © Dave Menke/USFWS
Good News for Eagle Enthusiasts
Congratulations are in order for the proud bald eagle parents of two hatched eaglets. You can take a virtual trip to Santa Cruz Island, California and watch the cute chicks grow via live eagle webcam!

 Ask the Conservationist: Are Prescribed Burns Good or Bad for Carbon Storage?
Longleaf pine trees burn at the Green Swamp Preserve in North Carolina.
Photo © Skip Pudney
Ask the Conservationist: Are Prescribed Burns Good or Bad for Carbon Storage?
All trees sequester carbon — and that's a good thing for our environment. So how does The Nature Conservancy's work to restore the natural role of fire in landscapes impact the carbon stored in these forests?

Photo of the Month
Photo of the Month

“Dawn trips by kayak sometimes turn into all day paddles, the location and moment too wonderful to go ashore.”

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Black-necked Stilt, Oregon.
Photo © Rick McEwan

Nature Stories Podcast Podcasts
For the past four years, our Nature Stories audio podcasts have brought you interesting and unexpected weekly tales of people's connections with the natural world. This month marks our final podcast. Thanks to all of you who have listened and enjoyed this delightful intersection of people and place. You can listen to previous podcasts online at
Arctic Re-imagined
How is climate change affecting Arctic nations? Produced by Chris Wodskou with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
The Bilingual Sparrow
As temperatures warm, millions of birds fly north for spring. Produced by Bradley Klein
Elephant Orphans
An elephant orphanage in Kenya is keeping baby elephants alive. Produced by Susan Shepherd for Living on Earth
Cheetah of the Sky
Hear how falcons have reclaimed the sky. Produced by Kellie Hudson with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Photo Credits (from top): Photo © Janet Haas; © Chris Helzer/TNC; © Anand Mishra/TNC; © Janet Haas.
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