Nature

Yellowstone National Park: Fulfilling the Mission

Yellowstone National Park is the first National Park, and has is a park with one of the highest traffic per year.  As these statistics, are released, I turn to the park and wonder, "How do they meet the goals set by the NPS mission statement?"  If you do not know...

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Acadia National Park: Fulfilling the Mission

Once again, as the traffic to National Parks increases yearly, I am driven to ask: "How are they fulfilling their mission statement?" Of course, every park has a different approach, but the mission is the same. "The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the...

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Arches National Park: Fulfilling the Mission

As an estimated 300,000,000 people visit National Parks every year, I have to ask the question: "How are they fulfilling their Mission Statement?" The National Park Service is expanded all over the country, and has a rich history of conservation. "The National Park...

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5 Scenic Bike Trails

I know it's winter right now, but if you're like me, you're ready to hop off the stationary bike and hit the trails. I am presenting this list, from my personal archives of goals, for scenic bike trails in North America.   Carriage Trails, Maine On the already...

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10 Strangest Insects in the World

If you want to encounter a life-form on Earth which will challenge your views of what it means to thrive in the universe, look no further than the insect class of the animal kingdom. There is a reason that many of the aliens featured in our science fiction literature...

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10 Most Beautiful Mountains In The World

When you think of an inspirational landscape, what comes to mind? Everyone has different preferences, but a lot of people will immediately think of mountaintops. Look up “inspirational photos” online and you are bound to see more than a few beautiful, transcendent...

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10 Fastest Growing Trees & Plants In The World

When we think about plants and trees, there is a tendency to think of them as “slow” things. After all, you can stare at a plant all day and you will probably not see it budge a millimeter. And yet, when you walk away from a plant and come back a week later, you will...

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10 Most Poisonous Animals in the World

When you think of poisonous animals, what springs to mind? Spiders? Scorpions? Snakes? Jellyfish? Most of the world’s most poisonous animals are either reptiles, arachnids, or undersea inhabitants. Here is a rundown of the top 10 most poisonous animals in the world,...

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Traveling in Brown Bear Country

Bear Behavior One of the things that makes Alaska so special is that all three species of North American bears flourish here. There is a chance that you may be lucky enough to see a bear. But even if you don't, you will never be far from one, because Alaska is bear...

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9 Fascinating Real Hybrid Animals

Mother Nature generally expresses her displeasure over anyone messing with her original creations through hybridizing. First, most hybrids are not even possible - they live only in the imagination of creatives that have mastered Photoshop. Second, many hybrids that...

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