July News

1. Happy belated Birthday, Yosemite. The first park in the national system turned 150 a month ago

yosemitePresident Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir riding horses along a road in Yosemite Valley, with Half Dome in the distance
Courtesy of National Park Service

2. There may be many things sweeter than a botanical library for children. But we don’t know what those would be. The end.

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 12.38.14 PMPhoto courtesy of http://unsplash.com/

 

3. What does D.C. look like from 500 feet above? A bald eagle’s view from the re-opened Washington Monument

4. My name is Anana, and I’m 15. My name means ‘beautiful’ in Inuit. OK, it’s not polite to ask, but … 700 pounds, naked.

happy-Polar Bear underwater viewingPhoto of Anana, courtesy of Lincoln Park Zoo