My blog, Homelandscapes, describes some of my connections with the very special landscapes I have been fortunate to call home—places like Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park, the village of Joshua Tree in the Mojave Desert of Southern California, and the mixed-grass prairies and badlands of South Dakota. I hope my writings inspire others to cherish and nurture their own homelandscapes, whether that means an urban backyard, the local nature center, or a working farm. (Learn more about why I chose the name Homelandscapes.)
Blog posts include writings on natural history, news of current events pertaining to national parks or conservation, and photography from some of America’s most treasured wild lands. You may find the occasional trip report or book review among my posts, too.
This blog reflects the personal opinions of the author, and should not be construed as presenting the official views of the National Park Service or any of my previous employers. It is written entirely on my own time.
All text and most photography on this site is copyright Cathy Bell. Images by others are credited accordingly. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of content is prohibited. Sharing of excerpts or links is encouraged, with credit given to Cathy Bell and cathybell.org. Please contact me if you’d like to obtain an image for educational purposes or have questions about what constitutes fair use.
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