The Life and Landcape of Capitol Reef National Park

For those interested in spotting creatures like kangaroo rats, Rocky Mountain toads, and perhaps even black bears, as well as sandstone cliff phenomena like desert varnish, Capitol Reef National Park is the place to be. Bill McRae and Judy Jewell share interesting facts about the wildlife, vegetation, and geology of the park.

Argentina’s Parque Nacional Iguazú

Everything you need to know about planning a trip to Argentina’s side of the awe-inspiring Iguazú falls, from an overview of the wildlife, to information about tours, accommodations, and other practicalities.

Gardens of Acadia

When immersed in the often jaw-dropping natural beauty of Acadia National Park, it may seem superfluous to seek out man-made gardens, but those on Maine’s Mount Desert Island gild this already stunning landscape. While garden mavens will treasure these sights, even those who don’t know a peony from a pansy will be tickled.

Mango Musings

As in many Brazilian cities, the streets of Salvador’s neighborhoods are lined with lofty, dark, shade-giving mangueiras (mango trees), some of them quite old. Most of the time, walking around, you don’t pay them much heed. However, come October, you suddenly notice that the once imperceptible green oblong fruits have taken on rich sunset hues.