April 21, 2016

Happy Birthday, John Muir!


John Muir was a naturalist and writer who lived from April 21, 1838 to December 24, 1914. His books on wilderness are still read and loved. He founded the Sierra Club and helped preserve Yosemite Valley and Sequoia National Park.

I saw this poster quoting Muir in Shenandoah National Park. The National Park Service, by the way, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

I took these pictures at Dickey Ridge in SNP.


The deer has a radio transmitter, part of a park service study of their movements, which may become essential if chronic wasting disease reaches Shenandoah.

Earth Day is tomorrow so let's remember to appreciate the wonders of nature!



11 comments:

  1. what gorgeous place to visit and I love the Deer you photographed

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  2. beautiful views. love the quote, too, and agree. :)

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  3. Hello, I love Shenandoah. Great views and images. I love the Muir quote! I hope the fire is put out in the south section! Have a happy weekend!

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  4. I always thought it would be fun to hike the Muir trail.

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  5. I've never seen a radio collar up close.

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  6. Beautiful photos! I like the quote too.

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  7. Beautiful shots. Muir was a great and wise man.

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  8. Beautiful way to honor this great naturalist! And it is Earth Day too (is that why it is on this date?). Lovely pictures.

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  9. Wonderful post filled with great information, good fences & animals too. Happy Earth Day.

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  10. Interesting finding the deer with a collar.Happy Earth Day

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  11. nice fence and trees. The color seem heavy for the deer. But I guess it manages :)

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