I usually quit dreaming of tropical birding trips once May arrives. The onslaught of warblers, tanagers, and flycatchers makes my regular haunts on the Great Lakes the envy of the birders who actually are in the tropics. Still, when I hear the words Hawai’i, birds, and festival in one sentence, I stop to listen.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
Both surface and groundwater at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota were probably polluted with a chemical common to rocket fuels and explosives by past fireworks displays, according to a U.S. Geological Survey report.
Meridian Energy Group, Inc., hopes to take a step closer Tuesday to building an oil refinery just three miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota when Billings County officials consider the company's application to build on land currently zoned for agriculture, not industry.
An open letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to bring an end to helicopter overflights at Glacier National Park.
After the removal of hazardous, non-native eucalyptus trees, the Nāmakanipaio Campground in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has reopened with fresh views of Mauna Loa.
A hiker reported missing in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska was found dead Sunday, killed in an apparent fall, park officials said.
They are a sweeping, majestic, gorgeous collection of images that skims the surface of the diversity of the National Park System. And they practically implore the U.S. Postal Service to continue promoting the parks long after the National Park Service Centennial passes.
Years of monitoring wolves in Denali and Yellowstone national parks has led researchers to conclude that hunting the predators just beyond the parks' borders seems to directly impact park visitors' odds of seeing a wolf.
If you plan to be in Glacier National Park in Montana next week, be careful where you go, as biologists will be monitoring grizzly bears in the park and that requires some bear trapping.
The entire 105 miles of Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park was to reopen Friday evening as rains have knocked down the Rocky MTN Fire, officials said. However, a short stretch of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail remained closed.
A Georgia man hiking with friends slipped and fell into Abrams Creek and drowned at Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in western South Dakota will reopen its visitor center Saturday after being closed during the month of April. The visitor center initially opened in November 2014, but with temporary exhibits.
An educational program providing California students an overnight stay aboard the Spirit of Dana Point, a plan to rehabilitate four offshore lighthouses in Michigan, and refinishing of the steel superstructure of the ship John W. Brown in Maryland are among the 34 projects supported by this year’s Maritime Heritage Program grants.
You'll be able to ride your bike on the Park Loop Road in Acadia National Park a couple days this year without having to worry about vehicles.
Arches National Park authorities are seeking information on who carved their names into the sandstone at Frame Arch, which is across from Delicate Arch.arch-graffiti_nps_frame_arch_700.jpg
Weather has been cruel to Death Valley National Park in recent months. First torrential rains back in October did extensive damage in the park, and now winds gusting above 40mph have damaged roofs on three historic structures.
Rainy, humid weather has greatly helped knock down the Rocky MTN Fire in Shenandoah National Park, where crews have managed to contain roughly 90 percent of the fire that has burned nearly 10,400 acres.
All those who love the Blue Ridge Parkway, which runs 469 miles from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina, should stay in touch with the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. This dynamic nonprofit organization works to fill in the gaps that the National Park Service lacks the money to close along the scenic road.
When sea turtles hatch, they depend on moonlight to find their way to the ocean. Human-caused light pollution, however, can disorient them and lead them away from the sea.
Blooming wildflowers are a sure sign of spring, and Shenandoah National Park will celebrate with hikes, programs, workshops, and art displays during its 30th annual Wildflower Weekend.