Dry Tortugas National Park Coral Problems

Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease is impacting hard coral species and damaging entire reefs in Dry Tortugas National Park. The park’s Coral Response Team observed it on May 29th, 2021 while conducting a routine disease survey. Dry Tortugas National Park was the only remaining section of Florida’s Coral Reef to not show signs of the

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Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park has two sites: One is several blocks in Johnson City that include a visitor center/museum and historic buildings; and the LBJ Ranch 11 miles outside of town. Both are worth a visit, and I want to especially note how awesome the park rangers and park volunteers were when we visited:

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San Antonio Missions – The United States newest UNESCO World Heritage site

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park and by sure luck the day before our visit the park became the newest USESCO world Heritage site in the United States. The group of former missions includes not just active churches, but also farmlands, living quarters, granaries,

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