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Re: A Springtime Walk in the Desert

DrFumblefinger ·
Great color and variety! Thanks...I'm going to have to get to the desert in spring, sometime. I visited the Sonora desert in December, and recognize some of these from seeing them without their brilliant display (click HERE for that blog) This is certainly a reminder of how little we know a place when we only know it "in season."
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Re: A Springtime Walk in the Desert

DrFumblefinger ·
How many times do folks say "Why did you go there ? There's nothing to see !" That's why I love going the opposite way from the crowd. Beautiful selection of photo's ! Any little beasties on the loose ?
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Re: A Springtime Walk in the Desert

DrFumblefinger ·
There were a lot of these little lizards around, GarryRF. Generally a good sign because if there's rattlesnakes about they hide. Except for birds, everything else was well hidden.
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Re: El Calafate, Argentina. Our first view of the ice and snow covered Andes

DrFumblefinger ·
Wow! What a view - such a neat layout of colours!
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Re: Visiting Patagonia. 2) Laguna Nimez Nature Preserve, El Calafate

DrFumblefinger ·
Great article. Thanks. I need to go there. The black bird in the water is an Andean Coot. Your grey unknown bird is a Southern Lapwing. Tom
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Re: Visiting Patagonia. 2) Laguna Nimez Nature Preserve, El Calafate

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, Tom! I've incorporated these names into the blog. As you're a dedicated birder, I know you'd love to spend some time here.
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Re: Visiting Patagonia. 2) Laguna Nimez Nature Preserve, El Calafate

DrFumblefinger ·
I must say again an impressive sharing from DrFumblefinger’s side. I really like to read your published blog posts. Moreover your collection of photographs that you have shared with us is amazing. I love such kind of natural spots to see the beauty of this world. I will be free after my seaworld adventure parks I would like to go there and capture the sights of this region in my own camera.
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Re: Visiting Patagonia. 2) Laguna Nimez Nature Preserve, El Calafate

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks Jack! Travel is a joy and it's fun to share with others who love it too.
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Re: The Banff Park Museum National Historic Site. Where Gumbo was #(133)

DrFumblefinger ·
Nice clicks. Seems like a great place to take the kids.
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Re: The Banff Park Museum National Historic Site. Where Gumbo was #(133)

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for your comment, Vagabond. It is a great place to take kids, who are fascinated by all the displays. But even as an adult, it was fascinating to take this step back in time to how a Natural History Museum presented information 100 years ago.
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Re: The Banff Park Museum National Historic Site. Where Gumbo was #(133)

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Its been several years since I have even been to Banff and I haven't been to the museum since the early 80s. It is a nice look at the old Banff before it exploded into the mass tourist site it is now. I will have to revisit the museum in the near future.
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Re: The Banff Park Museum National Historic Site. Where Gumbo was #(133)

DrFumblefinger ·
Great Pictures. I lived in Canmore for a year, and I never knew about this place. I will definitely stop in te next time I am there.
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Re: Norway's plea: Please pick up after our bears

PHeymont ·
Did you know that if you felled all the trees in Canada and laid them end to end then .... the Bears would have nowhere to take a dump !!
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Re: Norway's plea: Please pick up after our bears

PHeymont ·
Originally Posted by GarryRF: Did you know that if you felled all the trees in Canada and laid them end to end then .... the Bears would have nowhere to take a dump !! Garry -- the bears are smart and would use those millions of trees to build rafts they could float to England, where they could dump often and where ever they wanted!
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Re: Norway's plea: Please pick up after our bears

PHeymont ·
Ahh ! The smell of freedom !
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Re: New aluminum battery could be traveler's best friend

PHeymont ·
It might just revolutionize consumer electronics -- and perhaps even make battery powered cars and such a more feasible option.
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Re: Places where nature has taken over

DrFumblefinger ·
Walking through wooded areas in rural New England (including in park land), it's not uncommon to come on foundations or other evidence of human occupation, and we're not talking paleolithic! Industrialization, urbanization and westward expansion lowered population levels in rural New England in the later 1800s, and today more of New England is covered in forest than at the time of the American Revolution! Old farmsteads, mills, even villages just disappeared.
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Re: Places where nature has taken over

DrFumblefinger ·
Excellent observation, PHeymont. I notice the same when hiking through the forests in the west. Log cabins, old mines -- mostly all gone and taken over by nature.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 26, 2014: The Hope Diamond, Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.

Ottoman ·
DrFumblefinger, if you by chance came across any incriminating headlines, you didn't see anything. Now, thanks to TravelGumbo, I can research a nice quiet getaway...I mean retirement destinaiton for myself (cough cough).
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 28, 2015: Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana

Ottoman ·
Brings back some wonderful memories! The Going to the Sun Road is one of North America's most spectacular drives. But it does get very crowded in the summer, so take your time and drink in that beautiful scenery! Glacier NP joins Waterton NP in Canada to form an International Peace Park and these two parks together are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 28, 2015: Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana

Ottoman ·
Awesome pictures. I was in Waterton Park in the early 80s with work in early May before the season opened. The town site had dozens of mountain sheep everywhere. It was so beautiful and peaceful. We were about the only people other then residents there. Must certainly do another trip down that way and go across into Glacier Park as well. Thanks.
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Re: Ayres Natural Bridge Park - Wyoming's First Tourist Attraction

Samantha ·
A really lovely destination!
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Re: Ayres Natural Bridge Park - Wyoming's First Tourist Attraction

Samantha ·
A lovely spot and the kind of discovery that can make a trip special, Thanks for sharing it with us, Sam.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 8, 2015: Elk, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
That's amazing...I've never seen more than one or two at a time, and now an entire herd!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 8, 2015: Elk, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
I've never seen so many elk in one place at one time either, PHeymont. They were everywhere!
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New aluminum battery could be traveler's best friend

PHeymont ·
Imagine a smartphone battery that could recharge fully in just over a minute, could be recharged 7500 times, and is lighter than any battery you've ever had. And, oh yes, it can't catch fire as lithium-ion batteries can, and it's easier to recycle....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 26, 2014: The Hope Diamond, Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.

Ottoman ·
  Throughout my academic life I have come across the famed Hope Diamond.  In elementary school I remember seeing photos of this magnificent gem.  In middle school I remember hearing stories of its notorious curse.  In high school...
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Finding Nature in England: Holkham National Reserve

Kirsten Hines ·
Kirsten Hines continues her voyage of natural discovery in England, this week with a stop at Holkham National Nature Reserve.
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Finding Nature at England’s Holkham National Nature Reserve: Spring Hares

Kirsten Hines ·
Kirsten Hines' series on exploring nature in England continues, this week finding some "boxing" hares in coastal sand dunes. What does it mean? Read on to find out.
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Craters Of The Moon National Monument, Arco, Idaho

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband had a great time exploring Craters of the Moon National Monument until the rains came.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 28, 2015: Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana

Ottoman ·
  Logan Pass (elevation 6,646 ft (2,026 m)) is located along the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park, in the U.S. state of Montana. It is the highest point on the Going-to-the-Sun Road .       The Logan Pass...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 8, 2015: Elk, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
    A few springs ago I was visiting Denver and decided to make an overnight trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, through Estes Park.  The higher passes and most scenic drives were closed because of snow and ice, but I was rewarded...
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Norway's plea: Please pick up after our bears

PHeymont ·
Norwegian Brown Bear       Photo: Per Harald Olsen In most countries these days, we're familiar with some form of poo control for pets, most often plastic bags to collect the remains and toss it in the trash. Norway's Nature...
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The Banff Park Museum National Historic Site. Where Gumbo was #(133)

DrFumblefinger ·
    Gumbo was visiting Western Canada's oldest Natural History Museum, the quirky yet fascinating Banff Park Museum National Historic Site .   Gumbo first visited this museum as a boy decades ago and it's one of the few things...
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Balearic, Canary islands consider tourist limits

PHeymont ·
Crowded beaches mean money for hotels, restaurants, campgrounds and more, but officials in Spain's Canary Islands and Balearic Islands are starting to wonder how much might be too much. It's a theme  that's been echoed elsewhere, most recently by...
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Places where nature has taken over

DrFumblefinger ·
Many of us think of man as "dominating and destroying the world", to the point where we forget how resilient nature is.  Came across this interesting photo essay from Telegraph Travel on places nature has come back.  Well worth a look, I...
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Carnegie Museums and the University of Pittsburgh

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, home to universities and museums.
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Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Where Gumbo was #268)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting an excellent museum in Denver, its Nature and Science Museum. The museum has many galleries as part of its permanent exhibits and featured two interesting exhibits when DrFumblefinger visited, one on the Dead Sea Scrolls and one on Nature's Bioluminescence.
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Watching Nature or Disaster? Flying over Volcano Eruption

PHeymont ·
Big Island Air is offering small-plane flights over two active volcanic eruptions on Hawaii's Big Island (one of the eruptions was featured in yesterday's  Gumbo Pic of the Day ). The other eruption is in an area closed off to visitors but which...
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Spain worries about too many tourists and not enough

PHeymont ·
Spain worries about being swamped in tourism as other countries lose business, and also worries that the visitors are not spending enough.
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September 29, 2016: Natural Bridge, Kicking Horse River

DrFumblefinger ·
A river with an unusual name, situated in a place of natural spectacular beauty, has formed an unusual natural bridge in Yoho National Park.
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Can't get to Vienna? Google offers virtual tours

PHeymont ·
Google's Street View technology makes it possible to visit important sites and attractions with the trip.
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July 8, 2016: Swans and Cygneets, Northumberland

Ian Cook ·
Some photos of Swan and Cygnets, Hollywell Nature Reserve, Northumberland, UK.
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The Best Livable Nature Cities In The U.S.

Knishida ·
Best U.S. Cities For Nature Lovers By Kirstin Chock Science has proven that the elements of nature improve our mental and physical health. Research studies found that nature has many benefits like improving your mood, improving your breathing, and improving your cardiovascular system. The unfortunate thing is that there are hardly any nature locations that are not in the middle of nowhere or that are not on the outskirts of civilization. However, there are a few places in the U.S. that are...
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Ayres Natural Bridge Park - Wyoming's First Tourist Attraction

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her short but beautiful visit to Ayres Natural Bridge Park while on a road trip to Casper, Wyoming. It was quite peaceful in September.
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A Springtime Walk in the Desert

DrFumblefinger ·
  I've been intrigued by deserts ever since I first visited one as a teenager.  The first impression I remember having is of a lifeless, hostile and barren place.  It's certainly a hostile environment but I couldn't have been more wrong...
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Visiting Patagonia. 2) Laguna Nimez Nature Preserve, El Calafate

DrFumblefinger ·
  My first Patagonian post was an introduction to the travel hub of  El Calafate . Today's post focuses on the town's best attraction.  Situated about a mile from downtown El Calafate, very close to the hotel we were staying at, Laguna...
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Black Friday News: Florida claims first Thanksgiving

PHeymont ·
Thanksgiving 1565 in Florida   Yesterday was Thanksgiving in the U.S., and for those who thought about its history rather than then turkey or the football, it probably involved reflection on the events of 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts.  ...
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Grey Seals, Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve, Northumberland

Ian Cook ·
Grey seals from Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve, U.K.
 
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