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  • Moth on purple flower
    Have fun identifying moths and butterflies with your family
    Now that spring has rolled into summer the garden activity flourishes with wings of color. BOHMA or Butterflies and Moths of North America website lists 104 species in Sacramento County with Silver-spotted Skipper, Persius Duskywing, and the...
  • Starbucks beauty!
    How photography can help you enjoy every moment!
    Living in Florida, life is lived mainly outdoors. If the white sandy beaches don't inspire you, then there is the wonderfully diverse fauna and flora or the exotic birds and wild life, often right on your doorstep: I recently had a pair of...
  • "Wonders" is an app designed to promote spending time outdoors.
    Wonders: An app that fuses technology and the outdoors
    The virtual realm is creeping into every aspect of life. Slowly but surely, people are spending more time online than offline and this has left some nature-lovers decrying the declining state of eco-appreciation in society. However, technology and...
  • Bees are buzzing at the hives
    At Fort C.F. Smith, the field is blooming and bees are buzzing
    Fort C. F. Smith and the Hendry House provide a complete experience that is an excellent example of Arlington Virginia’s historic preservation initiative. Birdman, Tom Albright reminded, “A great place for Fall bird migration, also....
  • Dragonfly
    More trees
    We’re losing our canopy and we can always use more trees. At 97 degrees today, trees were salvation from the sunshine. The hike was around Turkey Run. Instead of climbing down and up the hill trails, the chosen route was more around the...
  • Dallas World Aquarium,  an educational site to see
    Dallas World Aquarium, an educational site to see
    Want to do something totally amazing for the whole family or just for yourself? Visit the Dallas World Aquarium and its five different environments, the Mundo Maya, Orinoco, Aquarium, South Africa, and Borneo. The entertainment spaces include the...
  • Robin eating a mulberry
    Follow the shade to defeat the sun
    Sunny hot days are not too bad to hike in so long as the trail as lots of shade options. The doctor says, “Stay out of the sun” to avoid the deadly rays. Ok, for the most part that is possible, except in parking lots.Today’s walk...
  • Dogs running with the tuna crabs
    Thousands of tuna crabs washing up on San Diego's beaches
    San Diegans may have noticed something strange on the beaches during the last few weeks. Thousands of small tuna crabs are sprawled around the shoreline sometimes forming what looks like red blankets. The small crabs are unique in that they live...
  • Skink at Great Falls
    Day of the reptiles at Great Falls
    Hiking on a hot and humid day at Great Falls National Park, it is prudent to keep an eye out for snakes as they are active and on the move this time of year. The purpose of today’s hike was to capture images that may inspire painting later...
  • Wildflowers beginning to bloom in the high country of Colorado
    Wildflowers beginning to bloom in the high country of Colorado
    It has been a long cold dreary spring in Colorado and the mountain wildflowers have been slow to bloom. Slowly though, the warm sunshine is returning to the high country of the Pike National Forest in south central Colorado and the wildflowers are...
  • Bee up close
    Cherrydale hike at 93 degrees
    Today’s hike began with sunshine and billowing clouds overhead. It was in the 90’s already, however, walking in the shade was tolerable, at least. It is important for people to get sufficient exercise. If you are retired or work at...
  • Seismic testing can hurt marine life
    Dolphins could be harmed with seismic testing
    Oceana,an international conservation group warned that seismic testing for oil and gas along the Atlantic coast states could cause widespread harm tomarine life, as well as to fishing and tourism.Oceanasaid the federal government&rsquo...
  • Green and self-reliant, connected in Atlanta
    Green and self-reliant, connected in Atlanta
    Urban self-reliance. What would it like to live on green, fruitful streets? No one doubts for a second that greener and open spaces are needed, smart developments and clean energy sources are needed. In these days architects and city planners...
  • Deborah Smith Ford
    11 questions with children's book author : Deborah Smith Ford
    Deborah Smith Ford, award winning author, actress, screenwriter and author of "Allie's Adventures" answers 11 questions about the inspiration behind her writing and she discusses her passion for teaching children how to become closer...
  • Jacaranda Tree
    Springtime on Maui
    Visitors and residence alike need to make their way upcountry Maui.... To see the beauty of the Jacaranda Trees. They are still in bloom.We drove up to Kula and took the lower road as far as St. John's Church then turned back around and came...
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