The Latest News & Views

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

  • Biscayne National Park celebrates its 40th birthday on June 28. Situated just a few miles south of Miami, and encompassing most of Biscayne Bay, it is one of the largest marine parks in the National Park System and the only place in the world where a living coral reef lies adjacent to a large metro area. Biscayne is an ecological treasure and a marvelous playground.

  • Twenty-six of the 600 or so known species of treefrogs live in North America. One of these, the Pacific Treefrog, is quite common in the far Western states. If fact, if you've ever heard a frog doing its “ribbet” thing anywhere along the Pacific Coast, it's probably been this one.

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

  • It’s bad manners to look a gift horse in the mouth. But what if the gift horse is a big, modern-looking art museum and the donor insists that it be built in an historic national park setting?

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

  • National Park Service Director Mary Bomar not only sees a "special bond" between her agency and the International Mountain Bicycling Association, but can even picture a special "parks edition" mountain bike.

    Director Bomar made the comments last week while delivering a keynote address to IMBA's World Summit, which was held in Park City, Utah.

  • Geographers might blanch at the thought, but Yellowstone National Park officials have pushed the 45th Parallel a bit north in an effort to make park visitors safer.