Fulfilling my Dad’s birthday wish meant getting up at 4am to get in line to hike Maine’s Greatest Mountain, Mount Katahdin. Mount Katahdin is located in the heart of Maine in Baxter State Park, which was protected by Governor Percival Baxter in the 1930’s.
What do you do with a bug net, a vial of wintergreen essential oil, cotton swabs, and push pins, when you are in the middle of the Amazon rainforest? If you are an orchid bee wrangler, you design an experiment to investigate orchid bees, of course!
A trip to Kinsman Notch, the Western-most notch of the White Mountains, is a place of many surprises. What exactly is a notch? A notch is a mountain pass- a gap between mountain peaks- that is u-shaped, from a lobe of the continental glacier, plowing to the southeast, scouring the rock in its path.
Our National Wildlife Refuges, managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, are located all across the United States, and are a national treasure. In fact, such a beloved treasure that they are going to be 111 years old this year!
Godfjorden (or Godfjord) is a fjord on the west side of the fourth largest island in Norway, Hinnøya. Recent changes in government, communication, and transportation have increased traffic to the island via ferry.
I love winter in Norway, because the weather changes almost every day. In the morning it can snow, but at evening, it can rain. You see animals of different kinds, moose, eagles; there are a lot of things to shoot pics of. And I especially love the winter storms, aurora, and the sunsets.
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