These conservations may not provide the most fun that a state park may provide, but they serve a tremendous purpose. If we want to continue to see the dancing crabs, graceful Egrets, and synchronized fish, we must take the steps necessary to protect their home and environment because once they are gone, they're gone for good.
As a African-American, I think it's essential that we visit them. In my opinion, by not visiting these historical landmarks, we turn a blind and ignorant eye to all our ancestors went through.
The half of breath left in your lungs is all the survival you have before fluid replaces the air and you drown. Perhaps your last thoughts are the four warning signs you passed to get to that boulder. Your last feeling is regret for not heeding those warnings.
These trees are continued lesson to me to not just see things but to truly open my eyes and notice because I may never see it again.
It is a lesson learned that there doesn't have to be majestic mountains, exquisite waterfalls, and endless oceans to make a scenery beautiful or worth admiring.
I've realized that flowering weeds are a great metaphor. They are strong and wild. Most of them have survived millions of years through evolution and continues to evolve.
With the way the world is changing again (and not for the better) with the crisis of Global Warming and animals going extinct at a rapid pace, we are at high risk of losing these ancient gems just as fast. It may seem so minimal now, like who would miss a water lily? But, once it's gone, it's gone, and a Google Image search will be the only way future generations will ever know the prehistoric water lily ever existed.
A lot of animals in nature hunt, travel and live in packs, flocks, herds, or schools. Usually, this a wonder that is meant for your DSLR camera, but I think to see an independent animal is fantastic.
Great. Just great. Another dead end hiking trail proclaimed as a "natural preserve." Honestly, what's being preserved? Grass?
There is nothing like a moment alone in the woods with my music, Nikon, and adventurous spirit to help me bounce back to a better place.