Features and Creatures in Your State
on floods in Alabama? Streamflow in Rhode Island? Earthquakes in
Hawaii? Butterflies in West Virginia? Birds in South Dakota? Copper
mining in Wyoming? Map dealers in Kentucky? The U.S. Geological
Survey has an amazing webpage that allows you to search for maps
and data in your state.
the "People's Tree"
followed the progress of the Capitol Holiday Tree on the Internet
as it traveled the Santa Fe Trail to Washington D.C. The lighting
is on December 13.
the Weather Outside Is Frightful
people may be able to snuggle up in front of a warm fireplace when
winter weather hits, but others may have fewer options. Here are
links to government resources and information to help you get ready
for cold weather.
Wild Salmon Runs
is no fish story. Well, OK, it is a fish story, but it's true. As
salmon mature, they return to fresh water to spawn. See real-time
video of endangered sockeye, chinook and coho salmon migrating in
a small King County stream in Washington State right from your desktop.
we often say the trees are ablaze with color. Thankfully, only a
few trees are still ablaze because of wild
fires. The Forest Service tells us that its collection of fall
color links has not been updated so far this year due to the wildfire
fire emergency. Nevertheless, this one-stop site contains enough
generic information to help you enjoy the fall foliage in many parts
of the country.