Wednesday, March 31, 2010

National Parks Magazine

The latest issue of National Parks was especially interesting. There was a great article on a seasonal ranger, Doug Follett, who has been at Glacier National Park for 50 years. There was also an article on the new "America the Beautiful" quarter program. Although the quarters will not have only National Parks on them, they are by far the dominant subject. Another article talked about darkness and stargazing in the National Parks. I was amused by the city person who thought the Milky Way was a cloud, though I can understand her confusion. I was amazed the first time I saw it. Another article is about George Wright, a park biologist whom most of us first got to know through Ken Burns' recent documentary. Of course, there is much more in the magazine, but these are some of the highlights. You can get the magazine by joining the National Parks Conservation Association.


  1. Interesting, thanks for sharing. . .

  2. FYI, you can read the content online here:, and watch a great video on Doug Follet there, too.

  3. Yes, the link to the magazine is in the first line of the post. I did not link directly to the video because I wasn't sure how to do it. I agree that it is worth watching.