Nature

Beyond the Zone

Nowhere else on earth do the wonders of man and nature collide so abruptly as they do near the banks of the Panama Canal. From my perch atop a radar tower once used to track drug traffickers'...

Chuck Darwin, Eat Your Heart Out

David Hardy stops and says calmly, "There he is." I look at a spot I've already looked at twice, and there, indeed, he is—a very large black-tailed rattlesnake, coiled in perfect camouflage...

When the Tough Get Going...

From the nearby town of La Unión, La Muralla's steep, pine-covered slopes can look something like Montana; it's just that the white, fluffy stuff covering the summits isn't snow, but low...

Bite Me

Editor's note: Bill Haast died June 15 at his home in Florida. At age 100, Haast had survived 173 snakebites and died of natural causes. Outside contributor Anne Goodwin Sides...

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