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Under the Radar- Petrified National Forest Park

When was the last time you hiked a glacier or followed a trail of wildflowers, or just sat on a rock in nature, listening to all the sounds and soaking up the warm sun? The 100th anniversary of National Parks is next week on August 25, 2016 and I suggest before the summer completely slides […]

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Mooney Falls in Havasu Canyon

This Land is Your Land

SO OWN IT! Celebrate America’s national parks during this centennial year with an amazing outdoor adventure.  See something new, do something you’ve never done before, and plan it now with the help of National Geographic—-your best resource for the latest parks guides, trail maps, fun books for kids and much more. ENTER TO WIN A […]

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Ramsey Canyon

How To Connect With the Natural World in Southern Arizona

Get Your Hands on Audubon’s Award-Winning Bird Field Guide For Free! It is that time of year again to explore the Sonoran Desert before it gets too hot.  Rolling grasslands, high mountains and warm winters makes southeastern Arizona a birdwatcher’s paradise.  More than 500 species of birds call this area home–hummingbirds can be seen year […]

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Utah’s National Parks Hit Visitation Records

By FELICIA FONSECA The Associated Press As the National Park Service approaches its 2016 centennial, total number of visitors is on track to hit 300 million this year. For the second year in a row, all five of Utah’s national parks set visitation records — and are now bracing for what could be an even […]

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Red-Spotted-Purple butterfly

Where Do The Butterflies Go After Summer Is Over?

As Summer moves into autumn this month, (September 23), a few types of butterflies migrate, but most are permanent residents. Interestingly enough, they don’t go anywhere. When you don’t see adult butterflies on the wing, it just means they’re going through another life stage: egg, larva (caterpillar) and pupa.  Butterfly eggs are pinhead-sized and hard […]

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