Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

  • Yellowstone National Park: Fulfilling the Mission

    Feb 15, 16 • 464 Views • Amazing Places, Conservation, Earth Matters, NatureComments Off on 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?”...

  • Acadia National Park: Fulfilling the Mission

    Feb 8, 16 • 248 Views • Amazing Places, Earth Matters, Nature, UncategorizedComments Off on 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...

  • Arches National Park: Fulfilling the Mission

    Feb 1, 16 • 152 Views • Amazing Places, Conservation, Earth Matters, NatureComments Off on 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....

  • 5 Scenic Bike Trails

    Jan 25, 16 • 141 Views • Amazing Places, Health, Nature, Travel, VehiclesComments Off on 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...

  • 10 Strangest Insects in the World

    Apr 27, 14 • 7518 Views • NatureComments Off on 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...

  • 10 Most Beautiful Mountains In The World

    Apr 26, 14 • 5739 Views • NatureComments Off on 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,...

  • 10 Fastest Growing Trees & Plants In The World

    Apr 25, 14 • 13948 Views • NatureComments Off on 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...

  • Blue Krait (Markus Oulehla/Flickr)

    10 Most Poisonous & Dangerous Snakes In the World

    Feb 6, 14 • 25053 Views • NatureComments Off on 10 Most Poisonous & Dangerous Snakes In the World

    1. Belcher’s Sea Snake You may be somewhat familiar with these sea snakes. They are quite common, and you may have seen them in films or even in person. They are recognizable from their stripes. Usually these snakes have no interest in confrontation, but if...

  • Blue-Ringed Octopus (Saspotato/Flickr)

    10 Most Poisonous Animals in the World

    Sep 7, 13 • 22286 Views • NatureComments Off on 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...

  • Camel (Louise Bleaky/Flickr)

    10 Incredibly Adaptive Sahara Desert Animals

    Sep 7, 13 • 44337 Views • NatureComments Off on 10 Incredibly Adaptive Sahara Desert Animals

    When you think of a desert, do you imagine a lifeless wasteland where nothing can survive? While many people think of deserts as lifeless locations, they are actually quite diverse and rich in life. In fact, it could be said that there is no finer example of...