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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

From U.S. Department of the Interior:




Perched on bluffs 400 feet above Lake Michigan,Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan is a great place for lake vistas and sunset viewing. With 65 miles of shoreline and numerous inland lakes and streams, the park is perfect for lovers of aquatic fun. Put it on your summer bucketlist! Photo by Ben Wynsma (www.sharetheexperience.org). — at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Natural Beauty of Mount Rainier National Park

From U.S. Department of the Interior:




From its glacier-covered peak to waterfalls running through mountain valleys carpeted in wildflowers, Mount Rainier National Park in Washington will shock you with its natural beauty. Spread over 235,625 acres, the park has over 260 miles of hiking trails and an unlimited number of amazing views. Photo by Joe Kunesh (www.sharetheexperience.org). — at Mount Rainier National Park

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July Snow on Sangre de Cristo Mountains Above the Dunes

From Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve:




July Snow on Sangre de Cristo Mountains Above the Dunes
NPS/Patrick Myers

Snow can fall any month of the year on the alpine tundra in Colorado! In summer, it often falls as "graupel" (also called corn snow or snow pellets). Pictured is the snow that dusted some of the ridges above the dunes this week. 

Hikers up there may have experienced "walking in a winter wonderland" in July!

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Today is World Listening Day

From Capitol Reef National Park:




Today is World Listening Day. Capitol Reef’s soundscape is a fragile natural resource that is both crucial to environmental health and defining of the human experience. 

See https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1050/index.htm for information about how the National Park Service measures sounds.

What natural sounds do you enjoy hearing when you visit parks?

NPS photo/Jennette Jurado; Big Bend National Park 

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Meet Flame, the Firehouse Cat! | My Cat From Hell





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A Centure of Ingenuity and Invention

From NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration:




Air travel, spaceflight, robotic solar-system missions: science fiction to those alive at the turn of the 20th century became science fact to those living in the 21st thanks to NASA Langley Research Center, which is celebrating a century of ingenuity and invention. Explore a century of innovation:https://nasa.tumblr.com/post/163099445479/innovation-at-100 #NASALangley100
 





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