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Monday, February 23rd, 2009

  • This is the inaugural posting in our new National Park Mystery Plant series. We hope to eventually make the mystery plant quiz a regular feature of Traveler.

  • Editor's note: In an effort to better understand how other countries are managing their parklands, and to compare and contrast U.S. efforts to those from abroad, Traveler on occasion run items from beyond U.S. borders. This post questions why Japan allows clear-cutting in its iconic park, Daisetsuzan National Park.

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

  • In recent weeks there has been an increase in attacks on National Parks Traveler by spammers. While our CAPTCHA system prevents most computerized attacks, it can't stop those performed by individuals.

  • When the Confederate Army needed artillery, ammunition, or other weaponry, it turned to the Tredegar Ironworks in the heart of Richmond, Virginia. While many of the original buildings were lost to war and time, some remain. One, in fact, serves as a visitor center at the Richmond National Battlefield Park.

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

  • Much of the debate over the rule change that allows national park visitors to arm themselves has been filled with vitriol. But no one, it seems, has considered the wildlife's point of view.