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From Civil War to Civil Rights: All Peeps Created Equal

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If there’s one thing D.C. residents can’t stop talking about around the end of March–aside from the cherry blossoms, of course–it’s the Washington Post‘s annual Peep Diorama Contest. For the last six years this artistic challenge has become a spring ritual for crafty and creative people around the metropolitan area who buy up stacks of the sugary bunny and chick candies and configure them into humorous [...]

Posted on: March 29 2013
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Friday Photo: The Great Plaid Crawly Things of the Smokies

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Scientists believe some 80,000 species live in the 800 square miles of Great Smoky Mountains National Park—a diversity of plants and animals unrivaled by comparable lands around the globe. One group has been working for years to gain a greater understanding of this staggering array of living things. 2013 marks the 15-year anniversary of the All Taxa Biological Inventory, an ambitious program run by [...]

Posted on: February 8 2013
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An Online Tour of Beautiful Biscayne

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Water, water everywhere: That’s the beauty of Biscayne, where 95 percent of the park is covered by the sea. With only one mile of paved roadway in 170,000 acres, this marine wonderland is a perfect place to boat, snorkel, or dive—if you take care not to damage the delicate reefs below. Each month, NPCA puts together a slideshow exploring one [...]

Posted on: January 28 2013
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Friday Photo: A Pretty Kind of “Pothole”

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Thanks to Walt Biddle for sharing this photo of a lovely sunset viewed through the Mesa Arch at Canyonlands National Park in Utah. It’s no wonder the Mesa Arch is one of the park’s most popular hikes. Visitors can see the 50-foot arch and the dramatic 500-foot vertical cliff beyond it via an easy half-mile walk. The arch is known as a “pothole [...]

Posted on: January 11 2013
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Friday Photos: Happy Anniversary ANILCA

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Earlier this month, more than 100 million acres of public land in Alaska shared one common anniversary: On December 2, Lake Clark, Kenai Fjords, and other parks and preserves established through the Alaskan National Interest Land Conservation Act, or ANILCA, turned 32 years old. This federal legislation created ten different national parks and expanded three others in America’s largest, wildest state, including: Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve Bering Land Bridge [...]

Posted on: December 14 2012
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