On the Trail: Water Birds

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Birds are beautiful and diverse animals that inhabit nearly every ecosystem on Earth. There are thousands of different species of birds, ranging from the tiniest hummingbird to the vibrant peacock to the 9 ft tall ostrich. In this article, we … Read More

The Forest Fire

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Forest fires are devastating natural disasters that can destroy large amounts of land very quickly. Due to their size and the speed at which they can spread, forest fires have been a force of destruction worldwide, most recently in California … Read More

Bonfire Safety

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Marshmallow toasting

Bonfires are a classic staple of a fun camping trip; they keep you warm and were the birthplace of s’mores. However, it’s always important to practice good fire safety when you start any kind of fire. Follow these guidelines to … Read More

Stay Safe in the Sun!

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Sun Safety The sunshine can be an integral part of our camping experience in the summer, and during the summer months, it will usually factor into camping preparation. While sun can bring joy and fun to your day, too much … Read More

Are US Forests Shrinking?

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Lake Irene

Much of the land in the United States and North America is rich and fertile.  As the lyrics of “America the Beautiful” state of the landscape of the US, “…amber waves of grain, for purple mountain majesties, above the fruited … Read More