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16

Apr

Dragon Con ‘Superheroes’ perform heroic deedsFans of the fantasy and sci-fi convention are acting as real-life superheroes and giving back to the Atlanta community.

Dragon Con ‘Superheroes’ perform heroic deeds
Fans of the fantasy and sci-fi convention are acting as real-life superheroes and giving back to the Atlanta community.

30

Jan

Why is it warm in Alaska and snowing in Atlanta?Jet-stream patterns have affected the weather all across the country, meteorologists say, from the California drought to Georgia’s ‘snowpocalypse.’

Why is it warm in Alaska and snowing in Atlanta?
Jet-stream patterns have affected the weather all across the country, meteorologists say, from the California drought to Georgia’s ‘snowpocalypse.’

10

Dec

A walk through Atlanta’s Doll’s Head Trail
Constitution Lakes Nature Preserve is home to a unique art walk dotted with visitor-made pieces constructed entirely from found objects.

See more photos.

24

Oct

Twin panda cubs at Zoo Atlanta get namesThe public was allowed to vote online to select the set of names for the new cubs.

Twin panda cubs at Zoo Atlanta get names
The public was allowed to vote online to select the set of names for the new cubs.

08

Aug

Why can’t Russian belugas move to Atlanta?The U.S. has denied the Georgia Aquarium’s request to import 18 belugas from Russia, a landmark decision in the long-running debate over whales in captivity.

Why can’t Russian belugas move to Atlanta?
The U.S. has denied the Georgia Aquarium’s request to import 18 belugas from Russia, a landmark decision in the long-running debate over whales in captivity.

03

Aug

Taking care of Toughie, the last of his kindThe last Rabbs’ fringe-limbed treefrog on Earth lives at Atlanta Botanical Garden. In this shy creature, his caretakers see hope and a huge responsibility.

Taking care of Toughie, the last of his kind
The last Rabbs’ fringe-limbed treefrog on Earth lives at Atlanta Botanical Garden. In this shy creature, his caretakers see hope and a huge responsibility.

28

Jul

Famous Atlanta cat sells house, moves to forever homeBeltLine Piper sold her prime real estate along the Eastside Trail and is now enjoying life as an indoor cat a couple blocks away.

Famous Atlanta cat sells house, moves to forever home
BeltLine Piper sold her prime real estate along the Eastside Trail and is now enjoying life as an indoor cat a couple blocks away.

A walk through Atlanta’s Doll’s Head TrailTucked away in a corner of southeast Atlanta is Constitution Lakes, a little-known nature preserve that’s home to scenic wetlands, a variety of wildlife and a constantly evolving art exhibit created entirely from items found in the park.

A walk through Atlanta’s Doll’s Head Trail
Tucked away in a corner of southeast Atlanta is Constitution Lakes, a little-known nature preserve that’s home to scenic wetlands, a variety of wildlife and a constantly evolving art exhibit created entirely from items found in the park.

26

Jul

laurajmoss:

I’ll miss visiting Piper, but I’m glad she has a nice forever home.

Famous Atlanta cat sells house, moves to forever home

BeltLine Piper sold her prime real estate along the Eastside Trail and is now enjoying life as an indoor cat a couple blocks away.

We’re gonna miss this kitty!

24

Jul

laurajmoss:

I put together a photo essay for MNN on one of my favorite places in ATL: Doll’s Head Trail. I’ll be posting more photos of the trail this week on my blog.

A walk through Atlanta’s Doll’s Head Trail

Tucked away in a corner of southeast Atlanta is Constitution Lakes, a little-known nature preserve. Venture off the boardwalk to explore the park, and you might happen upon a hidden gem: Doll’s Head Trail, a constantly evolving art exhibit.

Visitors are encouraged to add to it as long as they abide by the rule: Only use pieces found in the park. Hikers can also leave their own mark by picking up one of the markers left along the trail to scribble a note, quote or “I was here” message on one of the numerous bricks that dot the path.

See more photos of Doll’s Head Trail.

From MNN Associate Editor Laura Moss