Lassen Volcanic Nat’l Park – Edge of the world wilderness and my favourite National Park. So far…

The U.S. National Park Service will celebrate its centennial next year on the 25 August, having been established by President Woodrow Wilson under the Organic Act of 1916. The precursor to this government agency was the proclamation of Devils Tower in Wyoming as the first National Monument by Theodore Roosevelt in 1906, and the dedication […]

Go nuts for national SQUIRREL month!

It is difficult not to love squirrels – they are just simply AWESOME! Big bushy tails, relentless nut foraging, endearing nut hiding/losing – what is there not to love?! My love of squirrels was fuelled three-fold during our recent trip to California, where the State just seems to be overrun by these adorable little critters. […]