09/16/15 2:00pm
Mary Ellen McGayhey photo| Natural Bridge in Bryce Canyon, Utah.

MARY ELLEN McGAHEY PHOTO| Natural Bridge in Bryce Canyon, Utah.

BY DAVE ROGGIE | CONTRIBUTOR

Founded in 1919, America’s national parks and historical sights embody the American spirit. They are windows to our past, home to some of our rarest plants and animal species and places where everyone can go to find inspiration, peace and open space. (more…)

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JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO | This magnificent eagle was seen soaring over the Mashomack Preserve.

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO | This magnificent eagle was seen soaring over the Mashomack Preserve.

In these close up shots of the eagles nesting now in Mashomack, one can get the idea where the expression “eagle eye” comes from. Not only are the eagles’ eyes as large as human’s, they are four times stronger than a person with 20-20 vision.

The eagle has been a figure representing power and majesty since Roman times, when every legion went to battle under the banner of the imperial eagle. Native American’s prized their feathers and used them in religous rituals. (more…)