National Parks

Monarch butterfly. Photo by Carolyn Souder, National Wildlife Photo Contest

Monarch Butterflies in National Parks

The monarch butterfly is one of the many wildlife species that can be observed in National Parks all over the country. Monarch butterflies are also one of the important pollinators …

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Hog Factory Threatens Fish and Wildlife on Buffalo National Scenic River in Arkansas

In a natural wonderland in northwestern Arkansas, the Buffalo National Scenic River runs through picturesque terrain that serves as a home to a number of endangered species, including the Gray …

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Speaking of Bears

Bears delight us all—as M.E. Beatty wrote in Bears of Yosemite, “Of all the animals in our national parks, the bear undoubtedly ranks first in public interest.” There is a …

Grand Teton. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Andrew Parsons

7 National Parks to Camp in this Summer

Did you know the National Park System includes 407 areas covering more than 84 million acres in every state, DC, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands? These …

Hiking, backpacking, camping, and fishing are just a few of the many values enjoyed by visitors to Western public lands like Colorado's Collegiate Peaks Wilderness. (Photo by Russell Bassett)

Time to Go On Offense to Protect Our Cherished Public…

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Celebrating 150 Years of Yosemite and Its Remarkable Wildlife

A storm approaches near Hot Springs, South Dakota. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Jason Heritage.

Celebrate Nature Photography Day

Bear Mountain State Park, one of my favorite local parks.  Photo by Dave Overcash.

Today is Kids to Parks Day!

Where I grew up, in the suburbs of New York City, we didn’t have easy access to what everyone thinks of as America’s iconic parks—getting to Yellowstone or Yosemite required …

Denali National Park by Stokes Clarke

The Grandeur of Our National Parks

I’m excited by our national parks. I even have a Passport and get a stamp for each one I visit. The awe-inspiring landscapes are nearly impossible to communicate, but these photographs from the National …

Willow Lake Park in Arizona operated by the City of Prescott.

7 Gorgeous Alternatives to National Parks

Update: Nature Find is still a great tool to find national, state, city parks and other sites to connect with nature. This past Sunday I decided to go hiking with …

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