"Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn." - John Muir #MondayMotivaton#fallcolors#fall#glacier#findyourpark
Pictured here is one of the many cave rooms that can be found at Bandelier National Monument.
These rooms were dug out of the cliff wall using only stone tools. The cliff walls are made up of a very soft rock called volcanic tuff so the ceilings were smoked in order to harden the volcanic tuff and make it less crumbly. Bandelier plays an important role in preserving one of the many links to the rich history of the Ancestral Pueblo people in the Pajarito Plateau.
Photo by M.Reed #FindYourPark#BandelierNational Monument #signsofthepast#historicpreservation#NewMexico
A'ama crabs (Grapsus tenuicrusatus) are indigenous to Hawaii and are frequently found along rocky seashores. They are typically black with yellow flecks and can camouflage themselves against the rocks. Their swift legs allow them to move quickly, and scurry into crevices to find protection. Many people say the crabs’ movements remind them of spiders!
Calling all artists! There's just a week left to submit an entry for the #NationalFossilDay art contest. This year's theme is "The Future of Fossils: People Studying and Caring for Our Fossil Heritage." So get out your camera, watercolors, colored pencils, or pens to bring your fossil ideas to life. The clock is ticking...you have until next Thursday, Oct. 5 at 5 pm ET. Check out all of the details: go.nps.gov/art17
Pictured here is the 2016 2nd place winner in the 9-13 age category. Artwork By William L. (Age 10) #fossil#artwork
If you're going up to @rockynps this week, check out their website for tips on how to safely watch wildlife. A long distance relationship with wildlife is the best kind! #FindYourDistance#RMNP
Repost from @rockynps
#Whereisitwednesday: The sunsets at this national seashore looks inviting! Maybe that is why you can find so many birds there. Where is it?
Answer: Point Reyes National Seashore, California
Nearly 490 species of birds have been recorded at Point Reyes National Seashore, earning it the award for greatest avian diversity in any U.S. national park! #pointreyes#birds#seashore#FindyourPark#cali#california#trivia
NPS Photo/Debra Miller