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  • Another Magical Story
    Written by Ken Leinbach
    Tuesday, 05 August 2014
    Another Magical Story

    It feels a little like one of those movies of intrigue that involves the rare collection of unknown value, a chance rendezvous in a far away place, large sums of money, serendipity, strategy sessions, encounters with powerful people and in the end, a perfect exclamation point to a life well lived. In this instance Pieter Godfrey's legacy lives on in the most unexpected of ways.

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  • Native Animals of the Month: Cave Bats
    Written by Jennifer Callaghan
    Friday, 12 September 2014
    Native Animals of the Month: Cave Bats

    My mother gave me a deep appreciation for bats. She grew up in Texas, where any bat enthusiast knows, some of the world's most unbelievable bat hibernaculums exist. She and her brother had a pet bat named Radar who they found as an orphan. They raised him (as I like to picture in a little matchbox, with tiny bat swaddling) until he grew stronger and older. Unfortunately Radar had an untimely run-in with a neighbor who was positive the bat had rabies. While my mother's memories of Radar faded, her fondness of him never did, and I have my mom to thank for sharing her love of an animal, that in the late-50's was completely uncool to love.

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  • Does Your Child Want to be a Nature Ranger?
    Written by Sam Huenink
    Wednesday, 03 September 2014
    Does Your Child Want to be a Nature Ranger?

    It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a NATURE RANGER! Do you know a child, 5 years or older, who would like to be part of our new Nature Ranger after school program at the Urban Ecology Center?

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