Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Clark County Wetlands Park Here is a place I dearly love to take friends – a quiet park on the eastern outskirts of town, heading toward the Colorado River and Lake Mead: Clark County Wetlands Park Wetlands, in the Mojave Desert. Critical flyway. Keep Las Vegas Weir’d! For fans of quiet and urban ecotourism …

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Neowise Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most popular national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year. For the first time since it was created in the 1930s, a federal water shortage has been declared for Lake Mead, including mandatory water cutbacks in 2022 that …

Grand Canyon National Park

Photo: View from Imperial Point Grand Canyon National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, encompasses 1,218,375 acres and lies on the Colorado Plateau in the state of Arizona. It was one of the first national parks created in the United States. The canyon is 277 miles (446 kilometers) long, ranges in width from 0.25 to 15 …

Yellowstone National Park

Photo: Jacob W. Frank/NPS, Bison Crossing the Road (Public domain) On March 1, 2022 Yellowstone National Park will celebrate its 150th birthday. On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act into law, creating the world’s first national park. Key Linksnps.gov/[email protected] Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/R3ptxxvMVYrjnT8i8 HeadlinesYellowstone had 1m visitors in July …

Badlands = Mako Sica

Photo: Tim Lumley, National Park Wikipedia: Badlands National Park (Lakota: Makȟóšiča) is a US national park located in southwestern South Dakota. The park protects 242,756 acres (379.3 sq mi; 982.4 km2) of sharply eroded buttes and pinnacles, along with the largest undisturbed mixed grass prairie in the United States. The National Park Service manages the …

Exploring Mexico City’s Chapultepec Park

Photo: Cascarita So many Tlálocs! = Tantos Tláloc It is easy to see the sharp contrast between the greenery of Chapultepec Park and the surrounding gray megalopolis. This is one of the most impressive city parks in the world. Questions What would locals like others know about Chapultepec Park? Given this year’s commemoration of #Mexico500-focused …

El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve

Photo: J. Paulo Carbajal-Borges, El bosque de niebla (Some rights reserved) Chiapas, Mexico – The Biosphere Reserve El Triunfo protects the central portion of the Sierra Madre Mountains. With an area of 119,177 hectares, El Triunfo protects two of the most threatened ecosystems of Mexico: The Mountain Mesofile Forest (Cloud Forest) and the Tropical Humid …

Indiana Dunes

Photo: Indiana DunesExploring the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and State Park Key Linkshttp://www.nps.gov/indu/index.htm – http://www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/index.htmhttps://www.facebook.com/IndianaDunesNLhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] WikipediaIndiana Dunes National Lakeshore Elsewhere on the Webhttp://www.indianadunes.com – @indianaduneshttp://www.dunesnationalpark.org – @DunesNPA Indiana Dunes State Parkhttp://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2980.htmhttps://www.facebook.com/INDUNEShttps://www.facebook.com/INDUNES/posts/[email protected] FeaturesAdult Highlights at Indiana Dunes – Visit Indiana [email protected] Embedded Tweets Planeta.com

Zion National Park Links

Photo What would locals like others know about Zion National Park? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesDiane Regas: You’ll never see another ‘No trespassing’ sign on the Zion Narrows trail. Here’s why that matters – @sltrib @DianeRegas @tpl_orgHusband-wife team building tiny home oasis near Zion National ParkPopular Zion National Park Trails Closed …

Yosemite National Park

Photo: Tsai Project, Half Dome Yosemite National Park The area was called “Ahwahnee” (“big mouth”) by the Ahwahnechee people. The park park that covers more than 750,000 acres in the Sierra Nevada and is staffed by 1,200 park service employees and about 1,700 hospitality business workers. The number of Yosemite visitors has increased from 3 …