Why is Joshua Tree National Park so amazing?! It's the trees that this glorious park is named after! These prickly wacky stubs average lifespan is 500 years, but the oldest is calculated to be around 1000 years old. That's 1000 more reasons to love and continue to protect them!
If you pass through Joshua Tree while the government is shut down remember to pack out what you pack in. Leave no trace behind! And please, leave the trees alone, they've been there a long time. Make that a general rule of thumb. The trees and the Park Rangers will thank you for it.
Learn about Joshua Tree National park HERE!
This is a friendly reminder no matter where you are, whether a park or just walking the streets, an overflowing garbage is one that hasn't been picked up, To avoid the temptation to creating an even bigger mess by adding to the pile, just pack out what you packed in! It's easy! And you will feel better that you didn't add to an already icky problem! Yay! Show you love where you live by keeping your streets and parks clean!
Looks like Shrimp n' Lobster put together two very different bouquets!
A sprig of Myrtle in the bouquet became a royal tradition when Queen Victoria married Prince Albert on February 10, 1840.
Before picking any flowers make sure it's okay to do so in the first place. Otherwise you could get into very big trouble!
For a botanical dream visit Kew gardens! You can explore the largest compilation of vegetation in the world, nearing 8.5 million species. Now that's a bouquet!
Visit kew HERE!
It looks like the little Hedgehogs numbers in English Gardens are picking up! Thanks to the help of friendly neighbors making their environment a little more comfy. Learn about these Hedgehog friendly gardens HERE!
That's one classy Palace! Turns out the Queen and Sir Attenborough have bonded over the red hot alarm of one use plastics that are destroying our oceans. The Royals have put their high pedigree foot down and have had enough! They have banned plastics from the household and are turning to a greener alternative. Learn about this transition HERE!
The demand for the Helmeted Hornbill, also known as Red Ivory, is three to five times the price of elephant Ivory on the black market. Sadly, it's furthering the extinction of this lovely bird.
Learn about the black market and illegal poaching of the Helmeted Hornbill HERE.
The Galapagos Islands are a UNESCO world Heritage site. Two bodies of ocean converge in this area, creating an abundance of nutritious food. The sea life Loves it! And they are happily living there. The good news is this area is protected. The bad news is that fishermen are waiting just beyond the protected line to catch them.
Learn what happens when Chinese fisherman got caught fishing in the sancutary with 300 tonnes of fish, including the protected hammerhead shark as well as Big Eyed Thresher. Learn about this tragedy HERE.
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Learn about other sneaky names for Palm Oil as well as looking for sustainable Palm Oil labels HERE!
Every year, the 3000 year old Uffington Chalk Horse, of Oxfordshire, England gets scoured, aka chalked! This has been a tradition that has been in keeping with locals as well as people from around the world, who want to preserve this pictogram. Learn about it HERE!
Learn how the determination and perseverance of Anita Studer saved a small bird from extinction. It also taught communities the importance of saving the rain forest. Children started Tree clubs and began growing new vegetation in nurseries later to be planted! What wonderful conservationists!
There was even a documentary about her journey called: Mother Forest and the Street Children. Learn about the amazing Anita HERE!
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