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Thursday, February 19th, 2009

  • Winter is still raging in some parts of the country, but that doesn't mean a respite isn't in the offing. Proof of that is news of the opening dates of the campgrounds at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

  • The National Parks Second Century Commission has been traveling around the country since late last summer looking into the needs of the National Park System. Now the commission wants to hear your thoughts about the parks' needs.

  • This park includes a unique visitor center and an excellent living history program, but before it was added to the National Park System, it was primarily known as a memorial to the mother of one of our most famous presidents. Mom still gets plenty of respect, but her son is now the focus in a small park that has lots to offer.

  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve is one of the best kept secrets in the National Park System. Relatively few Americans at large know where it is or what it is, and those who do know are wondering how a million-visitors-a-year park could maintain such a low profile on the national scene.

  • With all the talk of late about the prospects for a colorful, and plentiful, bloom in Death Valley National Park, let's start talking flowers in earnest. For instance, have you ever seen a Desert Five-Spot in the park?