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We slept like dogs by the fireside and awoke to the fog, as it was all around us. As the morning glow shudders across the bitter breath of Lake Superior, the cry of loons can be heard from the base of the channel. The...

What the Ojibwe once called "Minong" or roughly translated to "The Good Place", Isle Royale is not only a refuge for species located on the island. It plays the dual role of refuge for preserving a human connection to the natural world. During this season,...

Back at it again from the sunny vistas of West Texas! I’m here with another update for the masses. If you're confused about the title of this post then I recommend you watch this video. Please laugh. Anyway, these past few weeks I’ve taken the...

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is sacred for many people for many reasons. For some, it's because of religious or even historical significance. For others, the grounds of the park are sacred burial spots.   I've learned a lot at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park...

Bradford Washburn was a mountaineer, scholar, scientist, and photographer who climbed Denali multiple times. His wife, Barbara Washburn, was the first woman to climb Denali. Bradford Washburn’s map of Denali is still in use today. Denali National Park houses hundreds of historic images, including images...

Mosaics's intern apply amoxicillin paste to reduce the progression of coral disease. Photo cred: Kristen Ewin. Hello from the United States Virgin Islands! My name is Nicholas C. Durgadeen, and thanks to Environment for the Americas and the National Park Service, I will be working as...

Denali National Park is massive at six million acres of wild land. It was originally named Mt. McKinley National Park and was founded in 1917 as a wildlife preserve. Denali means “the great one” in Koyukon Athabaskan and it is North America’s tallest mountain at...

When I think of deserts I usually think about sand, sand, more sand, and A LOT of heat. I don’t usually think about rain or water or anything wet and cold. But these past two weeks out in the field made me rethink all of...

This is a quick post for puns and for emphasizing how cool birds are. I have been involved in MAPS monitoring and have learned how to take the birds out of the nets and hold them so they aren't hurt. MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity & Survivorship) This is a...

Sleeping with the fishes Nurse Shark. Photo cred: Nicholas C. Durgadeen In the image above is just one of the many fascinating sea animals you'll see at the Buck Island reef. The nurse shark in the image appears to be resting, while a team of scuba divers...