Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: Parade of Lights Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most popular national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year. With the creation of what would be named Hoover Dam, Lake Mead was first established as the Boulder Dam Recreation Area in 1936, administrated by the National Park Service. …

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Lingo Cards Spotlight on Papahānaumokuākea National Monument Google Maps goo.gl/maps/ZVoQ9JWGyhtLDWQy6 How to pronounce Papahānaumokuākea? Have a listen: Papa-hanau-moku-akea. More online Papahanaumokuakea.gov, its @HawaiiReef. Here’s the media release from the US White House: The monument was originally created in 2006 by President George W. Bush and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010.  Since that time, …

Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve and Nature Center

Photo: Shawn Taylor, Snail Auburn, Alabama – The mission of the Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve is to provide programs, experiences, nature trails and natural habitats for education, study and relaxation for students and citizens of all ages while creating an atmosphere of discovery and stewardship toward our natural world. Since its endowment to the …

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Photo: Ron Mader, Visitors Center Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located about 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Las Vegas. History: In 1990 Congress designated Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area (the seventh to be designated nationally). Today the nearly 200,000 acre park is managed by the Bureau …

Dartmoor

Photo: Edmund Gall, Haytor Rocks in Dartmoor National Park Dartmoor is an area of moorland in southern Devon, England. Protected by National Park status as Dartmoor National Park, it covers 954 square kilometers (368 square miles). Google Maps goo.gl/maps/Cesvt9y4VeJFWW4z5 Key Links visitdartmoor.co.uk destination guide @VisitDartmoor Embedded Tweets Lovely review today 🥰 “Downloaded the PDF of Discover Dartmoor …

Chimney Rock National Monument

Photo: Brendan Bombaci, Between two chimneys Located at the southern edge of the San Juan Mountains in the San Juan National Forest in Southwestern Colorado, Chimney Rock National Monument covers seven square miles and preserves 200 ancient homes and ceremonial buildings, some of which have been excavated for viewing and exploration: a Great Kiva, a …

Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl National Park

Photo: Edwin Morales Clear days in Mexico City are measured by one’s ability to see the surrounding snowcapped mountains and peaks. Rumblings Outside the Capital The most impressive of mountains seen from Mexico City are the twin volcanoes, Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl, also known as ‘Smoking Mountain’ (5,452 meters) and ‘The Sleeping Woman’ (5,286 meters), respectively. The last …

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Photo: Elf Owl Spotlight on Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Key Links nps.gov/orpi/index.htm News releases Park newspaper Park Planning Trees and shrubs Facebook Flickr @OrganPipeNPS Questions Does the park have a friends’ group? How is the border wall impacting Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument? Google Maps goo.gl/maps/s2rbG8H6mhg3GoqD8 Headlines Video shows cacti being bulldozed at national …

Wild New Zealand Links

New Zealand Flag Links relate to Wild New Zealand (Aotearoa) presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @Spokesbird @envirohistoryNZ @LCR_NZ @AlisonBallance @RNZScience @EDS_NewZealand @Forest_and_Bird @NZGreens @valentinadinica @wildsidenz @DOCWestCoast @NZGreatWalks @outdoorsnz_nz @Forest_and_Bird @nzbirdsonline @newzealandbirds @upcountrynz @NZConJobs @sciblogsnz @OSNZBirdsNZ @FMC_NZ @DOCTSAmbassador @rebecca_jarvis @kimi_collins Hashtag #wildnz Trees Kereru are the only remaining species able to disperse the large seeds …