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Mic's Pics: Binos and Parks

Updated: Apr 24, 2023


A Review of Binoculars

From Cornell: It’s one of the most common questions birdwatchers hear: What kind of binoculars should I buy? It's hard to give a blanket answer: with hundreds of models at price ranges from under $100 to more than $3,000, the market can be bewildering.


But the good news is that today’s binocular market is full of great-performing options. Even fairly low price points can deliver bright, crisp images, a comfortable feel, and generous field of view. Read the article here and share with friends who are in the market for binoculars.


Homegrown National Park

Homegrown National Park is a website from Doug Tallamy that promotes the idea that all of our yards and environment can be part of a national park system. According to their call to action, “Catalyzing a collective effort of individual homeowners, property owners, land managers, farmers, and anyone with some soil to plant in…to start a new HABITAT® by planting native plants and removing most invasive plants. It is the largest cooperative conservation project ever conceived or attempted.”


This idea coincides with the values and ideals of the Native Plant Society and Audubon. Featured as a speaker on multiple podcasts and nature programs, Doug Tallamy explains why we should plant native and encourages best practices at his website https://homegrownnationalpark.org/. You can also see his presentations on YouTube like this one, titled, “Nature’s Best Hope."



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