Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Ron Mader, Clark County Wetlands Park (Some rights reserved) 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 …

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 Dunes (Some rights reserved) Exploring the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and State Park Key Linksnps.gov/indu/index.htm – [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

Paparoa National Park

Photo: Pancake Rocks Established in 1987, Paparoa National Park is perhaps most famous for the Pancake Rocks and blowholes of Dolomite Point, near the little settlement of Punakaiki. The park includes luxuriant coastal forest, limestone cliffs and canyons, caves, and underground streams. Key Linkshttps://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/west-coast/places/paparoa-national-park https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/west-coast/places/paparoa-national-park/things-to-do/tracks/paparoa-track/ Great WalksNew Zealand’s Department of Conservation has announced the Paparoa …

England’s Lake District

Photo: David Nicholls, Lake District National Park: Tarn Hows (Some rights reserved) A national park since 1951, England’s Lake District was inscribed on World Heritage List at 41whc. The region is home to England’s largest natural lake – Windermere – and highest mountain – Scafell Pike. The 885 sq-mile (2,292 sq km) national park had been trying …

Cumbres Del Ajusco

Photo: Joaquín Martínez, Con nubes Wikipedia: Ajusco is a 3,930 meter (12,894 feet) lava dome volcano located just south of Mexico City in the Tlalpan neighborhood. It is the highest point in the city. Ajusco is a Náhuatl word variously translated as “source of waters” or “watered grove”, and the Lerma River and Balsas River …

Kalbarri National Park

Photo: Mark Pegrum Kalbarri National Park surrounds the lower reaches of the Murchison River, which has cut a magnificent 80 kilometre gorge through the red and white banded sandstone to create formations such as Nature’s Window and The Loop, Z-Bend and Hawks Head, with scenic gorge views at the Ross Graham Lookout and views of …

Celestún Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Xixim, Flamingos (Used with permission) Mexico – Decreed a wildlife refuge in 1979 and a biosphere reserve in the 1980s, the Celestún Biosphere Reserve is the cradle of ecotourism (cuna del ecoturismo). A bit of tourism history – in 1983 this place inspired Hector Ceballos-Lascurain to coin the e-word. The economy thrives on the …

Henderson Heritage Park

Photo: Entrance The city of Henderson, Nevada has some beautiful city parks and dog parks. One of our favorites is Heritage Park, 350 South Racetrack Road, (Bark Park off of Burkholder Boulevard). Hours: 6am-10pm. Google Map. Bark Park at Heritage Park: The Bark Park is the City of Henderson’s largest and most unique dog park. …

Joshua Tree National Park

Photo: Seedpods Joshua Tree National Park Key LinksJoshua Tree National [email protected] Mountain Weather Station WebcamFacebookTwitterYouTubeFlickrInstagram Google Maps Recommended ListeningDesert Oracle Radio hosted by Ken Layne by Ken Laynedesertoracle.com Visitor NumbersJoshua Tree National Park had a record 2.8 million visitors in 2018. During Thanksgiving weekend of 2018 the park received more than 22,000 visitors. Photos Buzzword …