Trip Report

Calling all readers, SCW is interested in your outdoor adventures. We're planning a new, reader-driven feature called "Trip Report" for 2015, but in order for it to work, we need your pictures, iPhone videos, trail journals and written descriptions of your latest and greatest outdoor adventures. more...

For Wildlife Watchers

Many plants and animals we take for granted weren't part of the landscape that greeted the first Europeans who settled in America. Dandelions, honeybees, starlings and kudzu, just for starters, are all imports. But perhaps none is as surprising as this one: many species of earthworm, including the redworm and the common earthworm, or nightcrawler, aren't native. They came in the soil around imported plants and in the dirt used for ballast in ships, filling a very real vacuum in some parts of the continent. more...