Texas

The Edge of Night in Texas

Light pollution is the easiest to stop and even reverse. Why aren't we doing more to achieve it?

When we set out to climb Enchanted Rock, the setting sun turns the 425-foot granite dome...

California

Desert Pilgrims

The wild characters drawn to Joshua Tree and Death Valley

On a late spring evening, I am walking through Joshua Tree National Park with Ken Layne,...

Abu Dhabi

Wing and a Prayer

Inside Abu Dhabi’s falcon hospital

A group of visitors gathers around the patient. She’s unconscious, her head encased in an anesthesia...

Florida

Biscayne’s Black Heritage

How a pioneering farmer and former slave helped create a national park

It’s a cloudless day in Biscayne National Park in South Florida, and the calm of the...

Japan

Forest Bathing

Feeling the force of the forest

My husband Russell and I were on a fertility tour of sorts, traveling Southeast Asia and...