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Planting evergreen tree
The Power of Planting With a Purpose
Lyrid Meteor Shower
What to See in the Night Sky for April 2023
Very early morning shot of Venus rising (to the left of Jupiter) over pond and Slash Pine trees with reflection in Babcock Wildlife Management Area near Punta Gorda, Florida
What to See in the Night Sky for March 2023
Bluebells flowering in the forest, Perth, Scotland
Finding Traces of Lost Habitats Around Us
Prothonotary Warbler Perched on Branch
Get Outside for the Great Backyard Bird Count
A child's hand reaching towards springtime snowdrops growing in a back yard.
An Ode to the First Signs of Spring in a Garden
Night sky, Skagsand, Lofoten Islands, Norway
What to See in the Night Sky for February 2023
young woman on a hike, taking picture
Do You Know the 'Countryside Code'?
diver in coral reefs
Reef-safe and Biodegradable Sunscreen: What You Should Know
walking a trail in England's Lake District
Expanded 'Right to Roam' Law Shelved in England
A permeable parking lot with grass growing between pavers.
What Is Hardscaping? Is It Sustainable?
Sunrise at Rock Harbor
10 Facts That Make Isle Royale National Park Unique
Woman floating in a lake
Never, Ever Use Soap in a Lake
USA, Washington, Mount Rainier National Park, people hiking on trail
10 Exciting Facts About Mount Rainier National Park
Woman standing in the middle of the woods, looking lost
How People Get Lost in the Woods and What to Do if It Happens to You
Sun shining through kelp forest
12 Unusual Facts About Kelp Forests
Shinrin-Yoku: A Deep Dive Into Forest Bathing
Morning clouds over Oxbow Bend in Grand Teton National Park.
10 Reasons Why Grand Teton National Park Is Worth Seeing
View of The Window in the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park
Explore Dinosaur Fossils, Wildflowers, and Dark Skies at Big Bend National Park
Rear View Of Woman Walking By Trees At National Park
Redwood National Park Protects More Than the World's Tallest Trees
USA, Alaska, Denali National Park, caribou in front of Mt.McKinley
10 Reasons Why Denali National Park Should Be on Your Bucket List
Zabriskie Point at dawn, California, USA
10 Otherworldly Facts About Death Valley National Park, the Hottest Place on Earth
Sky through a conopy of trees
Trees Are Aware of Their Neighbors and Give Them Room
Cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park
10 Impressive Facts About Mesa Verde National Park, a Natural Archeological Wonder
How to Hike With Your Cat
Wildflowers at Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park
10 Facts About Olympic National Park, One of the Most Diverse Landscapes in the Country
Giant sequoia trees, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Land of Giants: 10 Facts About Sequoia National Park
Mature male tourist standing against blue cloudy sky at Petrified Forest, national park, Arizona, USA
12 Unexpected Facts About Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park
Are We on the Verge of Camping's Golden Age?
Scenic view of Glacier National Park.
11 Unique Facts About Glacier National Park in Montana
Everglades National Park
Explore Everglades National Park, One of the Most Resilient Ecosystems on Earth
Biscayne National Park
Biscayne National Park: 10 Facts About This Natural Treasure Trove
Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Facts
Valley Forge National Park at sunset
10 Facts That Make Valley Forge National Historical Park a Natural Wonderland
A glacier towers above a hiker at sunset.
How Do Glaciers, Ice Sheets, and Sea Ice Differ? Definitions and Climate Change
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
10 Reasons Why Rocky Mountain Is One of the Most Popular National Parks
James Canton with the Honywood Oak
Professor Spends 2 Years Sitting with an Ancient Oak
Sunrise at Zion National Park, Utah
10 Unique Facts About Zion National Park and Its Surreal Landscape
little girl in life jacket hugs two dolphin during a dolphin encounter
5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Taking a Selfie With an Animal
Bottle tree - endemic of Socotra Island
20 Amazing Desert Plants and Where to Spot Them Around the World
Mammoth Cave in Kentucky
10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Mammoth Cave National Park
frozen lake Huron
Wild Skating Has Brought Joy to This Pandemic Winter
Sunrise over Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah
10 Surreal Bryce Canyon National Park Facts
Joshua Tree National Park at sunset
10 Extraordinary Joshua Tree National Park Facts
fairy doors
Please Don't Build Fairy Doors Along Trails
Haleakala National Park on Maui, Hawaii
Haleakala National Park: 10 Unique Facts About Hawaii's 'House of the Sun'
A robot exploring an underwater reef with headlights. A cord hangs from the robot.
How Much of the Ocean Is Unexplored?
How Biophilia Can Improve Your Life
Majestic Sunset Scene in Theodore Roosevelt National Park
11 Curious Theodore Roosevelt National Park Facts
Lesser flamingos feeding on Lake Natron with Mount Shompole / Tanzania
12 Amazing Soda Lakes Around the World
Wren Singing in the Morning
How the Sounds of Nature Affect Your Well-Being
A humpback whale breaching in Glacier Bay National Park
10 Impressive Facts About Glacier Bay National Park
Toroweap point, Grand Canyon
10 Dramatic Facts About Grand Canyon National Park
couple stand in sun rays piercing thick forest of tall trees
What Is Forest Bathing? Benefits and How to Practice Shinrin-Yoku
Grand Prismatic Geyser from above
10 Fantastic Facts About Yellowstone National Park
hiker holds supplies for going bathroom outside in nature: toilet paper and garden spade
How to Perfect the Art of Going to the Bathroom Outdoors
Natural spring inside Hot Springs National Park
10 Extraordinary Hot Springs National Park Facts
Glowing Arch
10 Mind-Boggling Facts About Arches National Park
Autumn Colors In French Alps, Haute-Savoie
Types of Forests: Definitions, Examples, and Importance

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