Check out this epic sunset from Zabriskie point, in Death Valley National Park. Photo by Mahendiran Mohan. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 1/24/15.
Death Valley National Park
Located in the Gulf of Mexico on Florida’s barrier island Sanibel, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United States. The refuge is world famous for its spectacular migratory bird populations — providing an important habitat to over 230 species of birds. The best months to visit for birding are December through March during low tide when the birds are feeding on the exposed mud flats.
Sunset photo by Al Hoffacker. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 1/23/15.
Wonderful photo by Greg Owens. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 1/21/15.
I’ve spent the last few weeks toiling over my new website, which is dedicated to the wooden creations flowing out of my woodshop these days.
So, please, click on the picture below and visit Mr M’s Woodshop!
Grand Teton National Park. Spectacular pic of Cottonwood Creek by James Shoemaker. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 1/20/15.
Grand Teton National Park
Sunrise On The Tetons
The Oxbow Bend
Canyonlands National Park. Photo of Needles District by Aaron Sauma. Tweeted by the US Department of the Interior, 1/19/15.
Grand Canyon National Park … and the US Department of the Interior’s most popular photo of the week. Tweeted 1/18/15.
Grand Canyon National Park
A Grand Sunset
Bright Angel Trail
America’s Best Idea — the national parks — is even better when it’s free!Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free* dates in 2015:
Photo of hikers on the Cerro Grande Trail at Bandelier National Monument
- January 19 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- February 14-16 – Presidents Day weekend
- April 18-19 – opening weekend of National Park Week
- August 25 – National Park Service Birthday
- September 26 – National Public Lands Day
- November 11 – Veterans Day
Only 133 of our country’s 405 national parks usually charge an entrance fee. So start planning your visit!
If you’re planning a trip that includes multiple national parks, you might consider the $80 annual pass that provides entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and many other Federal lands-more than 2,000 in all. The America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is offered free to all active duty military members and their dependents. Information on these and other pass options is available online.
*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.
Big Bend National Park is named after a large curve in the Rio Grande and the US/Mexico border … but much of the Park is desert,such as in this beautiful landscape. Photo by Erik Walker. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 1/15/15.
Big Bend National Park