Monthly Archives: January 2013

White Sands National Monument

Covering nearly 300 square miles of the Chihuahuan Desert, White Sands National Monument in south-central New Mexico preserves the largest gypsum sand dune field in the world. I was fortunate enough to see this natural wonder on a college geology trip back … Continue reading

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Indiana’s Knobstone Trail

At 58 miles in length, the Knobstone Trail is Indiana’s longest and most rugged hiking trail. I covered a few of those miles last weekend while my wife and I were in the area visiting her family. Following the edge of … Continue reading

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Another large, local herd of white-tailed deer

Every winter white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus, Cervidae) congregate in a field behind my house in southeast Michigan. I’ve lived at this particular location for ten years, and every year the herd has gotten bigger. A couple of years ago I wrote … Continue reading

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Back in 2008 I went on a college geology trip to the American southwest, and our first stop was at Carlsbad Caverns National Park. This park is located in southeast New Mexico along the northeast edge of the Guadalupe Mountains. … Continue reading

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