It’s high time to start posting links to articles about our state and national parks that are encouraging. I hope you click on one or two of them and get a boost from nature. Thanks for tuning in.
Lake Havasu and other state parks in Arizona are studying and assisting Monarch Butterflies in their migrations: http://www.havasunews.com/news/havasu-area-state-parks-part-of-monarch-butterfly-conservation-plan/article_0ab05c7e-aafa-11e6-8dc9-0f43ca1c7e2a.html
A great story about nature trails in Massachusetts for the blind and handicapped. Part of it is about a blind birder who identifies birds by their calls. http://www.wbur.org/morningedition/2016/11/15/all-persons-braille-trails
Oregon State Parks are open to the public for free on Black Friday: http://www.kgw.com/news/free-parking-admission-on-black-friday-at-all-oregon-state-parks/352412017
Eight national parks to get you off the beaten track (hint: they’re in California, Minnesota, South Carolina, Washington State, Florida and Utah): http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/travel/8-national-parks-get-you-beaten-track/page/7/#slide-top
Kentucky State Parks offers a Thanksgiving Day Buffet every year: http://parks.ky.gov/thanksgiving/
The International Dark Sky Association names Stephen C. Foster State Park in Georgia one of the best stargazing parks in the world: http://team.georgia.gov/slider/stephen-c-foster-state-park-named-among-worlds-best-star-gazing-locations/
Let me know if there are any bad links. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org