Category Archives: National Parks

American Bison

Names: Bison bison. Common: Buffalo, Bison, American Bison. Kingdom: Animalia. Phylum: Chordata. Class: Mammalia. Order: Cetartiodactyla. Family: Bovidae. Genus species: Bison bison. Two types in North America: Bison bison and Bison athabascae. Description: Once upon a time there were millions … Continue reading

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Montezuma Castle

Montezuma Castle National Monument* Camp Verde, Arizona * http://www.nps.gov/moca/index.htm * Thanks to the Antiquities Act of 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt celebrated it by naming and declaring four National Monuments as having such historic and cultural significance, one of these was … Continue reading

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Yorktown Colonial National Historical Park

Yorktown Colonial National Historical Park * http://www.nps.gov/colo * PO BOX 210, Yorktown, Virginia 23690 * Yorktown Battlefield Another National Park of the Historic Triangle lies a small museum and visitor center where the staff will orientate you on the history … Continue reading

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Great Sand Dunes National Park

            The Great Sand Dunes * http://www.nps.gov/grsa/index.htm * One of my favorite parts of Colorado is its great diversity in the ranges of the Rocky Mountains. One of those hotspots of “oddity” is the vast … Continue reading

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Australian National Botanical Gardens

Tales of a Technogypsie » Blog Archive » Australian National Botanical Gardens.   Australian National Botanical Gardens * GPO Box 1777 * Canberra, Australia Capital Territory * 2601 * Australia * +61 2 6250 9599 * http://www.anbg.gov.au/ *   In … Continue reading

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Mesa Arch @ Canyonlands National Park

Mesa Arch Mesa Arch Mesa Arch TrailRound trip hike: 30 minutes; 1/2 mile loop (0.8 km)This short relatively easy trail leads to Mesa Arch, one of the most scenic and accessible stone arches in the Island of the Sky District … Continue reading

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Monitor & Merrimac Buttes @ Canyonlands

Monitor and Merrimac Buttes Monitor and Merrimac Buttes * Canyonlands National ParkVery prominent landforms within Canyonlands National Park that tower over 600 feet above the Navajo sandstone base. These buttes were named after the civil war ironclad battleships of the … Continue reading

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Canyonlands National Park (Moab, Utah)

Canyonlands National Park Canyonlands National Park * http://www.nps.gov/cany/ * Canyonlands National Park * 2282 SW Resource Blvd. * Moab, Utah 84532 * (435) 719-2313 In the heart of Utah near the resort town o Moab lies one of North America’s … Continue reading

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