Crime at Kew: Rare Water Lily Stolen from Gardens

Craig Pittman is an award-winning journalist who writes about environmental issues for Florida's largest newspaper, the Tampa Bay Times. He is the author of Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the World's Most Beautiful Orchid,  making him the perfect person to weigh in on the latest botanical scandal, this time across the pond: the theft of an extremely rare water … Continue reading Crime at Kew: Rare Water Lily Stolen from Gardens

Whooping Cranes & Ongoing Survival: Guest Post by Kathleen Kaska

Whooping Cranes’ Battle for Survival Continues Part Two: Escaping the Bullet By Kathleen Kaska In the past five decades since ornithologist Robert Porter Allen and his team of nest hunters searched for the whooping crane nesting site in Canada, the population has slowly increased. Dozens of organizations see to their protection, hundreds of scientists and … Continue reading Whooping Cranes & Ongoing Survival: Guest Post by Kathleen Kaska

Whooping Cranes & Water Rights: Guest Post by Kathleen Kaska

Whooping Cranes’ Battle for Survival Continues: Part One: Dispute Over Water Rights by Kathleen Kaska In 1942, with only fifteen whooping cranes left in the wild, the key to saving the species from extinction was locating their only remaining nesting site—somewhere in the Canadian wilderness—protecting it before it was too late. It took Audubon ornithologist … Continue reading Whooping Cranes & Water Rights: Guest Post by Kathleen Kaska