Exploring the Architecture of Mesa Verde National Park

  Exploring the Architecture of Mesa Verde National Park   Not only is it a National Park, but Mesa Verde is also a well-protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, being the largest and most amazing archaeological preserve in all of the U.S..   It was President Theodore Roosevelt who, in 1903, called for protection of the […]

First Peoples Buffalo Jump

FIRST PEOPLES BUFFALO JUMP, Southwest of Great Falls, MT   The Interpretive Center wasn’t open @ 8 a.m., I just drove on and found signs for the higher access to the Buffalo Jump off the rocks, over the ledge ~THE Buffalo ran and their legs, necks, backs were broken in many places and the People […]

The Giraffe

  Ah…Circus Animals! The mighty lion is King; roaring loudly at the small dude, he wants nothing more than to grab that whip and chair and show the guy exactly who’s boss! The elephants are the lumbering giants who bring awe and cheers from the crowd. But, the giraffe is…under-appreciated. Not only must he ride […]

Circus Elephant

  Circus Elephant   When the music began, the Big Top curtains lifted and Jumbo walked into the tent. The elephant lumbered forward, most likely trying to figure out why some sparkly-dressed woman was sitting on top of him. (How those sequins must have scratched!) He would walk around the circles looking bored out of […]

The Lion

  Ever consider sticking your head inside a ferocious lion’s mouth?   Under normal circumstances, probably not one of your top priorities, but remember seeing the circus lions for the first time?  Eyes wide with astonishment as the tamer opened the mouth of the King and gallantly stuck his head in, then safely back out happily […]

How to Find Nesting Florida Sandhill Cranes

  How to Find Nesting Florida Sandhill Cranes Now is a great time to search for nesting Florida sandhill cranes.  Most Floridians know that cranes are cherished members of our communities since so many can be found in our urban areas.  They are very social birds during the off season congregating in large groups but […]

LANDMARK – Adventure Science on American Prairie Reserve

  Bringing Adventure-Science to the American Prairie From Marco Polo to Lewis and Clark wide open grasslands have long inspired adventurous spirits, and voyages of discovery. However, very few of these vast landscapes still exist unaltered. Only the steppes of Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Patagonia and the Northern Great Plains of America have never been plowed and […]

Tampa Bay Photo Shootout

Calling all photographers!  Join us for the Tampa Bay Photo Shootout in St. Petersburg, Florida being held from April 4- 6, 2014.  This event brings photographers from across the country together for photography, education, sightseeing, camaraderie and fun.  Attendees will participate in four photography workshops of their choice, a keynote presentation by Jim Clark, two […]

MOOSE-N-AROUND

  by Sherry Gillam We hadn’t spotted a moose all summer long in Montana…not even in Yellowstone Park, which is very odd.  Maybe we had been looking too hard.  It was early October in the late afternoon and we had pulled off the highway near a tiny town near Bozeman.  I had spotted an interesting […]

Melissa Hill / Buffalo Bill Center of the West

  Speaker, Melissa Hill of the Draper Natural History Museum discusses birds of prey at The Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Melissa and her volunteer raptor handlers present four raptors, including a peregrine falcon, red-tailed hawk, turkey vulture, and a great horned owl. The program, known as the Greater Yellowstone Raptor Experience, is very […]