New York City, the Big Apple, the City that Never Sleeps. It’s one of the most famous cities in the world for its endless entertainment, shows, sports, business, fashion, cuisine, and so much more. When most visitors travel to New York City, there are many popular attractions they will visit; the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Broadway and so much more. However, there’s way more to New York City than all of the popular attractions. For example, the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.
Maine might be best known for its beaches, but there is a lot of incredible nature to be found once you venture just a few miles inland from the ocean.
One such place is the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. It was named after Rachel Carson, a very popular and world-renowned marine biologist, who was also a very outspoken environmental activist during her lifetime. She was also editor in chief of the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
When it comes to our national parks, it’s not all about trees and plants — there are lots of spots where you can catch a glimpse of all sorts of animals at any time of the year. Here are our top picks for places to see fauna along with the flora.
When beauty is portrayed in its most natural form, it’s usually an untouched destination. America is home to some of the most unbelievable places in the world that are almost too perfect to be real. For this feature, we have to shine the spotlight on the picturesque Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge.
If you’ve never ventured out, hoping for a glimpse of these majestic creatures, you’re missing out. While there’s no guarantee that you’ll see one, it’s still an exciting and unique experience. It’s fun for all ages, and it’s only possible in certain bodies of water. Head to one of these hot spots for your best chance. And make sure to bring a pair of binoculars and a camera to capture the moment for posterity … and bragging rights.
Our national bird is somewhat elusive, so when a location is known to be a habitat where these impressive creatures can be easily observed, the location takes on a following all its own. Once endangered, bald eagles have made a wonderful recovery. According to the Smithsonian Institution, there are now more than 9,700 nesting pairs of bald eagles in the lower 48 states. Twenty-three of the 48 contiguous states now have at least 100 breeding pairs of bald eagles. Bald eagles can be seen in every state except Hawaii. We suggest the following locations, as good starting points, and then add to them as you are able.
Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park, located in the capital city of Juneau, spans an almost unfathomable 3.3 million acres and runs the gamut when it comes to geography. We’re talking rainforests, mountains, fjords, and of course, the park’s icy namesake. If you love the great outdoors, you’ll love it here.