A change of feather coloration come winter helps the ptarmagin hide from predators in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Rocky Mountain National Park
I like birding New Year’s resolutions. They seem easier to keep than the traditional ones. Losing weight and giving up assorted vices aren’t really all that fun, but there’s not much about birding that isn’t fun.
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The holiday season is a great time to visit Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. Along with beautiful scenery, wildlife viewing, and a variety of winter recreational activities to do on your own, fun activities with park rangers are also offered.
It was just a dusting, but when the first snow of the season fell in the high country of Rocky Mountain National Park in August, it was an alert to begin the transition to a new season.
A baker's dozen of quilts will be exhibited at Homestead National Monument of America in Nebraska as part of the celebration on the upcoming National Park Service Centennial.
An ad campaign has been launched in a bid to convince Congress not to overhaul the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which for decades has been sending millions of dollars out across the country for state, local, and federal recreation and conservation projects.
So, did anyone have October 30 in the pool? That was the date that Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park was shut down for the winter months due to accumulating snow.
Ypsilon, Chiquita, and Chapin peaks in Rocky Mountain National Park during a May 2014 sunset.
Jacob W. Frank
Will the coming winter bring snow, drought, soaking rains, or mild weather to your national park outings? As usual, it depends on where you go, but Rocky Mountain National Park could be a winter wonderland if the forecast from AccuWeather holds true, while New England travelers should enjoy a reprieve from last year's overly bountiful snows.
If “October” and “travel” are in the same story, odds are good that it’s an article about the best places to see fall foliage. Of course, to those of us with birds perpetually on the brain, October is the conclusion of fall migrant season. With that in mind, I got to wondering about the best national park to maximize migrant-watching and leaf-peeping in one trip.