Four for the 4th! Celebrating National Parks We Love.

The United States is a country with mind bending diversity. The number of different wildlife (432 mammals), and birds, (800) species alone are staggering. Our more than 320 million individuals speak over 350 languages and live spread out over a land comprised of 7 different biomes: Tundra, taiga, tropical rainforest, temperate rainforest, grasslands, desert and alpine. And we have, over the years, been smart enough to protect some it for our enjoyment. As documentarian Ken Burns so aptly opined, the National Parks may be “America’s best idea.” Explore four of our favorites, with us. Read More

The Best Place on Earth to See Monarch Butterflies

A high mountain forest outside of Mexico City, Mexico is the site of one of the most amazing and beautiful migrations on earth, monarch butterflies. Each year millions of the orange and black butterflies find their way to the fir trees of Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve (a UNESCO World Heritage Site.)

This is a truly magical place

Monarch butterflies are beautiful, but they have a lot of imitators. Some are so good that they even fool us! Take a look. Read More

Exposed! The Wild heart of Vibrant Calgary

Note: This is not a mistake, even pelicans love Calgary. Wildlife is not usually a “must-see” in major city, unless of course, that city is Calgary Alberta. Inside the confines of this vibrant city are 8,000 hectares (19,768 acres) of wild parkland with 905km (562 miles) of pathways to explore. In Calgary, the humans, all 1.3+ million of them, and wildlife, including the coyotes, have found a way to thrive together. Join wildlife photographer and Calgary native, Derek Foldeak on a tour of his three favorite wild places  Read More

Sea Turtles are Super Heroes!

These ancient marine animals are responsible for protecting everything from little fish to sea grass beds to coral reefs and the sand dunes that help to keep storm surge from washing our beaches and houses, away.

Without sea turtles quietly doing their work, we humans could be in a lot of trouble. The trouble is sea turtle populations are shrinking. Here are 11 amazing facts about sea turtles you probably didn’t know, and a few reasons why you should care. Read More

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