Spring is coming early in 3/4 of national parks, according to a new study. Awesome? Not so much. As flowers bloom earlier every year, it’s disrupting the link between the wildflowers and the arrival of birds, bees, and butterflies that feed on and pollinate the flowers. In Shenandoah, an earlier spring is giving invasive plants a head start, and they’re displacing native wildflowers, leading to costly management issues.
Before the 1960s almost everything about living openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) person was illegal. New York City laws against homosexual activities were particularly harsh. The Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969 is a milestone in the quest for LGBT civil rights and provided momentum for a movement.
Vine Creek Ranch at Death Valley National Park. Steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.
Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
Secretary Jewell and Director Jarvis Announced Nine New National Historic Landmarks Highlighting America's Diverse History and Culture
Looking across #18 Lower green, past #18 Upper green to clubhouse. Facing north. Photo: James Lum, Communications Manager, Baltusrol Golf Club, August 2013.
BROWN BRIDGE. Northeast portal. Photo: Jet Lowe, 2004
DUCK CREEK AQUEDUCT. Perspective view from southwest. Photo: James W. Rosenthal, 2004.
Peary Summer Home, Eagle Island Photo: Brian Vanden Brink, September 2001
East island in lake, looking northwest toward Research volume and water tower. Photo: John M. Evans, March 3, 2012.
Brick House, west façade Photo: Roger Reed, September 2012
Lydia Pinkham House, southeast view. Photo: Roger Reed, September 2012.
General view, main façade of Research Studio, looking north from Packwood Avenue. Photo: Christine M. French, 2013.
Streetcars passing along Carrolton Avenue. Photo: Charles E. Leche, April 2013.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis announced the designation of nine new national historic landmarks, ranging from the oldest operating streetcar system in America to the home of the nation's first female cabinet secretary. The sites announced today join 2,544 other sites across the country recognized as places that possess exceptional value and quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States.