America's natural places by Kelly Enright

By Kelly Enright

From Rocky Mountain nationwide Park in Colorado to the Tallgrass Prairie nationwide look after in Kansas, this quantity presents a picture of the main unbelievable and critical traditional areas within the nice Plains and Rocky Mountains.

• Illustrations depict 50 of the main precious landscapes within the Rocky Mountains and nice Plains

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Perhaps this is one of the reasons that the Nanticoke is one of the cleanest rivers that empties into the Delaware Bay. Roughly 440 acres near Seaford, Middleforth North is home to the Hessel’s hairstreak butterfly, a globally endangered creature that can only find food during its caterpillar stage in the Atlantic white cedar groves at the preserve. Other trees at Middleford include the loblolly pine, red maple, blackgum, and sweetgum. Because of its wetlands, forests, groves, and floodplain, Middleford North has rich biological diversity and has become home to numerous rare species.

A rare sighting of the blackburnian warbler has occurred at this preserve. Seen during its flight south during migration, the blackburnian population lives predominately in Canada. Although its population is considered stable, rapid deforestation in the United States and Canada indicate that the warbler’s mature and old-growth forests habitats are diminishing. Perhaps of utmost importance at Middleford North is its location within the Nanticoke River watershed. A watershed is an area that gathers water and drains it into a common point.

Html. GREEN RIVER BIORESERVE L ocated in south-central Kentucky, the Green River meanders through the interior plateau of Kentucky and through Mammoth Cave National Park before spilling into the Ohio River system. Lined with vibrant wildflowers and dense trees that canopy its edges, the Green River is home to the spreading false foxglove, southern maidenhair fern, and Eggert’s sunflower. Twenty-six miles of the Green River has been designated a Kentucky Wild River. Celebrated in John Prine’s song “Paradise,” the Green River is Kentucky’s most abundant source of aquatic biodiversity and considered the fourth richest river system in the United States.

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