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National Parks apps

National Parks apps

May 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

This past week-end, I was not feeling too good and battle with a very painful throat.   By Sunday I could barely talk.  So I decided to explore the app Store and discovered some interesting apps for rvers who want to explore the National Parks in the US. The first apps I stumbled upon were the […]

Camping – a Gateway to the Outdoors

Camping – a Gateway to the Outdoors

March 28, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

If I say the word camping to you what is the first thing that will come to mind?   For some of you it could be outdoors because like it or not when you are camping you will be definitively in the nature – unless you are camping in your backyard that is but then you […]

Flip, the Stranded Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Returns to Texas

Flip, the Stranded Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Returns to Texas

November 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A juvenile female Kemp’s ridley sea turtle named Flip by her rescuers will soon be returning home to the Texas coast. Kemp’s ridley sea turtles are the smallest and rarest sea turtle species and one of the most critically endangered species. Flip was found injured and cold, stranded on the shores of Monster (near The […]

Birding Hotspot: Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, NM

Birding Hotspot: Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, NM

September 1, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

UFO sightings may have put Roswell, New Mexico, on the map, but at nearby Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, strange creatures are more than visitors. They inhabit odd sinkholes, playa lakes, seeps, and gypsum springs fed by an underground river. Straddling the Pecos River the Refuge consists of an assortment of water habitats. Numerous seeps and […]

Bear Attack Reported at Arizona Campground

Bear Attack Reported at Arizona Campground

June 1, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

An Arizona woman was injured this morning (May 1) when a bear ripped a hole in the tent where she, her husband, and their dog had been sleeping at Ponderosa Campground in Tonto National Forest, just off Highway 260 about 10 miles east of Payson. The attack occurred around 4:30 a.m. After tearing open the […]

Land of the Standing-up Rocks: Chiricahua National Monument

Land of the Standing-up Rocks: Chiricahua National Monument

May 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Filled with extraordinary rock formations, the Chiricahua National Monument in southeastern Arizona is a wonder to behold. The word “Chiricahua” may be derived from the Opata Indian word for turkey—wild turkeys are common in the area. Chiricahua Mountains is designated by the American Bird Conservancy as a Globally Important Bird Area. With 12,000 acres of […]

Teach your kids about birds

Teach your kids about birds

April 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ornithology can go hands-to-hands with camping.   And to learn more about birds, you need to learn to be patient as well as to be quiet when exploring the woods, grasslands or other places where birds can be found.   You also need some equipment to be successful in finding birds.   So where can you start if […]

Rio South Texas: Nature’s Wonders

Rio South Texas: Nature’s Wonders

February 29, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

The Rio Grande Valley nature scene is filled with many wildlife hot spots. We’ll continue our tour of the top nature hot spots in the Rio Grande Valley with a visit to the World Birding Center. The World Birding Center (WBC) The World Birding Center (WBC) is a network of nine unique birding sites in […]

Magic along the Rio Grande

Magic along the Rio Grande

February 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Few can dispute the importance of nature tourism in Texas, especially within the Rio Grande Valley. According to a study conducted by Mathis and Matisoff (2004), Texas is the number one birdwatching state/province in North America, and The Valley is considered the number two birding destination in North America. Nestled between the Gulf of Mexico […]

Birding Hotspot: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

Birding Hotspot: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

October 28, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

As the sun reddens the sky, thousands of snow geese scattered on a big pond begin to waken and disrupt the quiet air with loud honks. Visitors perched on embankments, observation decks, or inside parked vehicles see and hear the communication that eventually gets the flock into the air and headed north to fields where […]

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