Get Your Bay Area Hike On This Spring

Hikers who take advantage of Bay Area trails this spring will see rare wildflowers and centuries-old virgin redwoods, surf crashing against miles of coastal bluffs, waterfalls, summits, big-leaf maples, and more. Ann Marie Brown has compiled a list representing some of the best hikes for activities like wildlife-watching, backpacking, and exploring waterfalls in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Jaguar Mania, Part 2

Searching for jaguars is like searching for gold; seekers can easily get obsessed. Michael and Annie continue their quest to spot an elusive jaguar in Pantanal’s Jaguar Ecological Reserve.

Jaguar Mania, Part 1

Deep down, everyone who goes to the Pantanal yearns for one thing above all: to come face to face with the majestic and elusive onça pintada, a.k.a. jaguar.

Eyes Peeled on the Transpantaneira

In 1972, the Brazilian military government began concretizing its ambitious if foolhardy idea of building a highway that would cut right through the Brazilian Pantanal. The highway known as the Transpantaneira never got very far, but what it lacks in terms of people, it more than makes up for in terms of wildlife.

Manatees and Airboats in the Everglades

After touring Florida’s Everglades via airboat, Laura Martone was cautioned about advertising such tours due to potential harm to endangered manatees. In this article, she explores the dangers airboats pose to manatees in the Everglades.