Take the time to enjoy area’s natural wonders

Take the time to enjoy area’s natural wonders

I wish to commend the Enterprise-Record editorial staff for the Sunday editorial, “Tours can teach how to become your own guide.” I think this thought enhances the value of tours, whether art tours, history tours or nature tours, that are of particular importance in this time of electronic everything, and led by a human guide. As pointed out, guided hikes, like those around Lake Oroville with Ilene or Michael, are vital “real world” experiences, revealing…

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Visit one of the world’s greatest natural wonders without leaving your desk

Visit one of the world’s greatest natural wonders without leaving your desk

Australia’s sandstone monolith Uluru is an immensely sacred place to the local Aṉangu people, and somewhere many people have dreamed of visiting one day. Now Uluru is available on Google Street View, offering the internet an up-close look at the ochre, rust, wild plum, and charcoal hues of the rock, which measures 348 metres (1,142 ft) high, and has a circumference of 9.4 kilometres (5.8 mi). SEE ALSO: Now Google Street View can map your…

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Natural Wonders 2 – Story | RGVProud

Natural Wonders 2 – Story | RGVProud

Richard Moore Photography RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – Nothing quite reinvigorates our spirit like time well spent in the outdoors. Richard Moore explains there are plenty of opportunities to interact with nature right here in the Rio Grande Valley. A revelation of awe and wonder captivates the senses when in the presence of a magnificent South Texas sunrise or when peering into the wild and mysterious eyes of a Peregrine falcon. A feeling of being…

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The natural wonders of Florida await on Perdido Key

The natural wonders of Florida await on Perdido Key

When most folks think about the Florida Keys, the images conjured are of the most southern islands, such as Key West and Key Largo. However, there are some gorgeous keys in the most northwestern part of the Sunshine State. The best of both worlds can be found on Perdido Key, which sits just off the Florida/Alabama border. The private island feeling you’re looking for in an island vacation is definitely present — “perdido” is Spanish…

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Is Plastic Pollution Contaminating Our Food Chain?

Is Plastic Pollution Contaminating Our Food Chain?

There’s a big lie about plastic — that you can throw it away. But that’s not true; there is no “away.” Plastic bottles, plastic bags, snack wrappers, foam takeout containers, foam coffee cups, packing materials: these common, everyday items make up 85% of our waste stream. These items aren’t biodegradable and our ability to recycle them is limited. This societal reliance on throw-away plastic is strangling our environment — particularly our waterways. More than eight…

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National Geographic Emerging Explorer Danielle N. Lee Finding Natural Wonders Hidden in the City – National Geographic Society (blogs)

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Danielle N. Lee Finding Natural Wonders Hidden in the City – National Geographic Society (blogs)

Photo by Russ Campbell/Burroughs Wellcome Fund This post is part of an ongoing series of interviews with the 2017 class of National Geographic Emerging Explorers. Biologist and outreach scientist Danielle N. Lee is one of 14 National Geographic Emerging Explorers for 2017. This group is being honored for the way its members explore new frontiers and find innovative ways to remedy some of the greatest challenges facing our planet. The 2017 class of Emerging Explorers will be…

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Field Notes Introduction: Island’s natural wonders deserve attention

Field Notes Introduction: Island’s natural wonders deserve attention

I’m so grateful to live in nature. Vashon is far from the myth of pristine wilderness, but there is diverse and dynamic nature everywhere on this island for those who know how and where to look. Vashon’s very existence is evidence of prehistoric geological upheaval: steep ravines, shoreline landslides and surreal views of the Cascade volcanos and coastal range remind us that our island sits upon a dynamic planet. Meanwhile, Vashon’s diverse habitat reads like…

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Take a Tour of Crater Lake National Park’s Natural Wonders

Take a Tour of Crater Lake National Park’s Natural Wonders

Blue and beautiful Credit: NPS Water and woods Credit: NPS Rock overlook Credit: Paul Rockwood/NPS In the beginning Credit: NPS Ancient eruption Credit: NPS Fifth oldest national park Credit: NPS Colorful beauty Credit: Linda & Dr. Dick Buscher Tall trees Credit: Linda & Dr. Dick Buscher Pine trees Credit: Linda & Dr. Dick Buscher Volcanic islands Credit: NPS A national gem Credit: TKTKTK Source link

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Ohio boasts many natural wonders; how many have you visited? (photos)

Ohio boasts many natural wonders; how many have you visited? (photos)

Natural Wonders.jpg CLEVELAND, Ohio — Great weather is finally upon us here in Ohio. If you are planning your vacation excursion or just a weekend getaway, it’s not necessary to look beyond the borders of our great state. Ohio offers a bevy of options for the outdoorsman in you. Visit one of the last oak savanna ecosystems, characterized by alternating wetlands and vegetated dunes, monuments to ancient cultures, evidence of the great glaciers that formed…

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New spaces on our 30 July to 13 August 2017 tour!

New spaces on our 30 July to 13 August 2017 tour!

Discover Iceland s unique natural wonders this summer : New spaces on our 30 July to 13 August 2017 tour! Sunday May 21, 2017 23:00 PM | Godafoss – the waterfalls of the gods Exploring Iceland´s volcanological moonscapes 15 day itinerary around Iceland Thorsmark valley Ice lagoon at the foot of Vatnajökull glacier Puffin Hiking in the Icelandic highlands Iceland has countless waterfalls Iceland´s variety of phenomenal landscapes results from its unique geology and offers…

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Three New Zealand attractions feature on Lonely Planet’s 50 natural wonders list

Three New Zealand attractions feature on Lonely Planet’s 50 natural wonders list

Last updated 11:11, May 4 2017 SUPPLIED/DONNA SHAW Lonely Planet has named three NZ spots, including the Moeraki Boulders, as the world’s “most mind-boggling wild and wonderful places”. We think New Zealand has many natural wonders, amazing scenery and is generally just a beautiful country to live in.  And so does Lonely Planet, apparently. As well as Mount Everest, the Grand Canyon and Norway’s Trolltunga, the travel book publisher has chosen three New Zealand locations for its…

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In Focus: Rainbow-Hued Natural Wonders To Visit For Your #Travelgram Goals!

In Focus: Rainbow-Hued Natural Wonders To Visit For Your #Travelgram Goals!

Nothing speaks to the soul as eloquently as Mother Nature’s colors imprinted naturally on her palette that we call the Earth. Our planet is brimming with so much color and beauty that it positively invites you to step out and feast your eyes on all the amazing sights that it has to offer. Indulge in some serious color therapy with these bookmark-worthy places for your next vacay!   Red: Caño Cristales, Serrania…

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Natural wonders abound at Mich. wetlands

Natural wonders abound at Mich. wetlands

The Detroit News 10:48 p.m. ET May 20, 2017 An egret perches in the man-made wetlands on the grounds of Woodside Bible Church in Troy in this file photo from June 23, 2009.(Photo: John T. Greilick / Detroit News file photo) For years, Brian Siess has been one of the many visitors to revel in the splendors at Saginaw County’s Shiawassee River State Game Area. The Leonard, Mich., resident loves heading to its nearly 10,000…

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The natural wonders of Yucatan are appealing to Mexican travelers

The natural wonders of Yucatan are appealing to Mexican travelers

They point out that it isn’t necessary to leave Mexico to find great natural sites like cenotes. MERIDA — In the United States, the marketing organization, Brand USA, warns about the fall of trips to that country by Mexicans after the arrival of Donald Trump to the White House. But in Yucatan, businesswoman Lucelly del Carmen Ucán Caamal says that it is not necessary to go abroad when we have stunning natural wonders, such as the…

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Natural wonders welcome walkers on Bellota Trail northeast of Tucson | Local news

Natural wonders welcome walkers on Bellota Trail northeast of Tucson | Local news

Stunning mountain landscapes. Sacred datura wildflowers. Beautiful butterflies. Gnarly oak trees. Woodland birds. Manzanita plants bearing the “little apples” that give the plants their Spanish name. These and other natural wonders reward a springtime walk on the Bellota Trail in the Catalina Mountains northeast of Tucson. The trail, which begins near the Molino Basin Campground, is part of the cross-state Arizona Trail. It offers options for short walks, moderate day hikes or extended treks. From…

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