Joshua Tree National Park

Photo: We have contact Joshua Tree National Park Key Links Joshua Tree National Park @JoshuaTreeNPS Facebook Twitter YouTube Flickr Instagram Google Maps Recommended Listening Desert Oracle Radio hosted by Ken Layne by Ken Layne desertoracle.com Desert Oracle Radio Visitor Numbers Joshua Tree National Park had a record 2.8 million visitors in 2018. During Thanksgiving weekend …

Seven Magic Mountains

Photo: Natural Vista (2020) Can stacked, day-glo boulders be an inspired roadside attraction? Yes, with free admission. For those visiting (or living in Las Vegas) Seven Magic Mountains has been a go-to, whimsical delight since May 11, 2016. Blue Highway travel meets a kaleidoscope of colors. Hashtags: #7magicmountains #UgoRondinone #JeanDryLake Key Links sevenmagicmountains.com Facebook @nevadaart …

Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg, Monarch Butterflies Updating. Suggestions are welcome. Mexico – The country’s most visited protected area showcases a natural marvel and mark your calendar — butterfly season lasts from November to March. Sanctuaries in the states of Mexico and Michoacan open their tourist services to the public from November to March. These protected areas …

Zion National Park

Photo Zion National Park is one of our favorite places in the USA. Puebloan Peoples inhabited the area from 500-1200 A.D, followed by the Paiute, who were still in residence in 1858 when Mormon missionaries arrived. The Southern Paiute called the area Mukuntuweap which means “straight canyon”. Key Links nps.gov/zion Facebook @ZionNPS Flickr Zion National Park …

Mexico USA Borderlands Links

Image: Biodiversity Heritage Library Links related to the borderlands that connect Mexico and the USA presented in a somewhat random fashion: Twitter @sandradibble @nogalesnews @borderzine @borderreporter @NADB_BDAN @ScubedStudio @RioGGuardian @BorderReportcom Fact Checking Does Border Wall Construction Threaten Native American Burial Sites? – Snopes Headlines Lawmakers tour migrant camp, call wait-in-Mexico policy ‘morally unjust’ – Border …

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 the park? Google Maps goo.gl/maps/s2rbG8H6mhg3GoqD8 Headlines Video shows cacti being bulldozed at national monument during border …

USA 2020 Election

USA Flag Preview of the 2020 federal election in the USA featuring external links and features Timeline Early nominating contests: February 3 Iowa https://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-do-the-iowa-caucuses-work-a-primer-for-the-2020-election Did Trolls Try to Clog Phone Lines After Iowa Caucuses? February 11 New Hampshire February 22 Nevada February 29 South Carolina November 3 Federal Election Quotable Democracy is not a machine …

New York City

Photo: New York City Department of Transportation, Wayfinding Launch New York is the most populous city in the United States. Some history. The word “Manhattan” has been translated as “island of many hills” from the Lenape language City Parks peoplemakeparks.org Photos Embedded Tweets Beginning today, New York City’s museums and attractions are yours to explore …

What are your plans for Earth Day?

Poster: Roofdog Earth Day (April 22) has proved extremely popular in the United States and around the world. Let us know your plans. Hashtag: #EarthDay Some history: Back in the early 1960s Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson introduced the idea of ‘Earth Day’ to then President John F Kennedy and has officially celebrated since 1972. 2020 Earth Day 2020 Earth …

Grand Canyon National Park

Photo: NASA, EarthKam About the photo – On April 3, 2017, the student-controlled EarthKAM camera aboard the International Space Station captured this photograph of a favorite target — the Grand Canyon — from low Earth orbit. Interested middle school students and teachers can sign up at the EarthKAM website. Grand Canyon National Park, a UNESCO World …