Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a special holiday in Mexico, primarily celebrated in the state of Puebla, with limited recognition elsewhere in the country. It’s also a popular celebration in the USA. The date commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France during the French-Mexican War. Festivities in the US include drink-based …

Natural World 04.2017

Photo of Mato Tipila from American Backroom Snapshots from the natural world, April 2017 Kudos and please follow @JoshuaTreeNPS @NPCA  @jones_ann @WUParks @CONANP_mx @LuisNMonteiro @modernhiker @BioDivLibrary @AlisonBallance @Park_People @RichardMcLellan @patagonia @OhridSOS Planeta.com Biodiversity Climate Parks   Twitter Moment Natural World 04.2017

#WorldParksWeek

#WorldParksWeek takes place April 29 – May 7. New Zealand-based World Urban Parks requests photos of city parks around the globe. Some of our favorites: Cape Town Oaxaca Las Vegas London Mexico City Quito Key links World Urban Parks champions urban park outcomes for city liveability, place-making, conservation and access, and provides strong membership services by connecting, leveraging and …

National Day of Botanical Gardens in México

Publisher’s note: Early version. Edits and tweets to come. For those in Mexico City April 29 is the 12th National Day of Botanical Gardens in Mexico (12avo. Día Nacional de Jardines Botánicos). Celebrations take place at the Jardín Botánico at UNAM on Saturday, 10am-5pm. Donation of 15 pesos is requested. Details online http://diadejardinesbotanicos.unam.mx Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JBUNAM Facebook Event …

Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Ron Mader, Clark County Wetlands Park Keep Vegas Weir’d! For fans of quiet and urban ecotourism and conscious travel, one of the must visit places in Las Vegas is Clark County Wetlands Park just beyond the football and rugby stadium. The Clark County Wetlands Park is free to enter at all access points. The park is …

Heart of the City Conference

Calgary, Canada – Monday, March 6 join the livestream of Park People’s Heart of the City Conference, Canada’s first-ever gathering of national city park champions. Learn from leaders shaping the future of city parks across North America. Access the stream online https://live.hosted.events/Heartofthecity Heart of the City is hosted by Park People (@Park_People ) an independent charity that builds …

Wildlife

Graphic: Ron Mader, Wildlife Wildlife includes all non-domesticated plants and animals. Planeta Wiki features collaboratively edited features about biodiversity, parks and wildlife around the world: Australia Wildlife Africa Wildlife Asia Wildlife Canada Wildlife European Wildlife Mexico Wildlife New Zealand Wildlife North America Wildlife South America Wildlife USA Wildlife

City Parks on the Social Web

Photo: City of Calgary, Olympic Plaza In 2017 Planeta.com spotlights our favorite city parks around the world. Which are our favorites? The nominations open now if you’d like to comment. What we love: City parks are used for physical activity, competitive games and gentle strolls. City parks are safe havens for children in which to …

Water

Photo: UNDP in Europe and Central Asia, Blyde River Canyon Sunset Water = a colorless, transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid that forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain and is the basis of the fluids of living organisms. Celebrations February 2 World Wetlands Day March 22 World Water Day June 8 World Oceans Day Last Sunday …