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Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

  Millions of people visit the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate New York each year. In our opinion, there is no better time to go than in the fall when the leaves change color! Why Do Leaves Change Color In The Fall?  Leaves start to change color in the fall because

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5 Saguaro Cactus Science Fun Facts We Learned on Our Trip

    Recently, we traveled to Arizona and Visited Saguaro National Park. Everywhere in the park, there were saguaros (pronounced “suh-wahr-oh”) as far as the eye could see. Did you know that saguaros are among the oldest living things on Earth? These giant cacti have been around for millions of

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Seven Different Types of Bridges and Why We Build Them

  Inspired By the Bridges in San Francisco Seeing these magnificent bridges inspired me to learn more about these landmarks.  Of course, this led me to learn about all different types of bridges. Golden Gate Bridge The Golden Gate Bridge is the symbol of California.  This suspension bridge was designed

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Muir Woods: Learn About the Impressive Coastal Redwoods and More!

Muir Woods: A Little History First! President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed Muir Woods a National Monument in January of 1908.  John Muir (1838-1914) was a mountaineer and naturalist.  He spent much of his life wandering in the wilderness.  Muir was a strong advocate for the natural world and encouraged others to

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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary: A Great to Place to Spend a Day!

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, located in Naples, Florida, is one of 41 National Audubon Societies.  Audubon societies “protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation.”  Corkscrew Sanctuary covers about 13,000 acres and has a 2.25-mile boardwalk. 

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Do You Want to See the Desert in Bloom?

  Cacti in Bloom So, in my first post about the Desert Botanical Garden, I wrote that I wanted to visit when the cacti were flowering.  Well, I did it!  My husband and I visited in April, and things were more beautiful than I imagined!  We saw many different cacti,

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