Go outside and explore Nature!

Great Nature Project logo. Image © National Geographic

The National Geographic Society is urging everyone to go outside to explore nature, whether in their own backyard, a local park or anywhere that nature thrives! June 15, 2013 – From 21-29 September 2013, National Geographic invites the whole world to take part in the Great Nature Project, an unprecedented attempt to document and appreciate Earth’s biodiversity. Great Nature Project participants — anyone with a camera or camera phone — are asked to take photos of any plants, animals, or other living things they come across and share them with…

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Rare tropical bird spotted in Austin, Texas

December 23, 2012 – The fork-tailed flycatcher, native to Central and South America, was spotted by birder Shelia Hargis last Saturday near McKinney Falls State Park during Travis County Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count. Texas Parks and Wildlife biologist Mark Klym attributes the bird sighting so far North as a product of a confused migration path. “The fork-tailed flycatcher usually comes from Argentina to Mexico at this time of year,” Klym said. “Every once and a while one of them seems to overfly that northbound migration and end up in…

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Horsetail Fall in Yosemite National Park is a natural phenomenon every February

Horsetail Fall is one of the waterfalls in Yosemite National Park, California. It is a seasonal waterfall, 480 m high on its eastern side which flows approximately from December to April. The slopes fall off the east side of El Capitan. The Fall is characteristic by an unusual sight occurring only for a couple of days in the last weeks of February each year – the slopes are appearing to be on fire when the orange glow of the setting sun is being reflected under the right angle. This sight…

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