In the Sky

Fun Facts

- “The blue color of the clear daytime sky results from the selective scattering of light rays by the minute particles of dust and vapor in the earth's atmosphere.”
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- “A cloud is a large group of tiny water droplets that we can see in the air.”
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- “Clouds can contain millions of tons of water.”
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- “Rainbows are simply beautiful multicoloured arcs of light in the sky. Rainbows occur when it's both raining and the sun is shining simultaneously. To see a rainbow, you must stand with your back to the sun, otherwise it will not be visible.”
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Cool Creatures

Bald EagleBald Eagle
“The bald eagle is a member of the sea and fish eagle group.  Both male and female adult bald eagles have a blackish-brown back and breast; a white head, neck, and tail; and yellow feet and bill. The female bald eagle is 35 to 37 inches, slightly larger than the male; wingspan ranges from 72 to 90 inches.” more Info

Check out the Duke Farms Eagle Cam to see live eagles in action! more info

DragonflyDragonfly
“Dragonflies were some of the first winged insects to evolve, some 300 million years ago. Modern dragonflies have wingspans of only two to five inches, but fossil dragonflies have been found with wingspans of up to two feet.” more info

 

Interesting Plants

Obviously no plants grow in the sky, but when you are outdoors some of the most spectaculars photos are plants with a sky backdrop.

Plant in the Sky

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BE CAREFUL!

The sky is a beautiful and interesting place, but never look directly into the sun!

Lightning strikes can happen!  If you hear thunder, go inside immediately.  Check out some lightning tips at this link! more info

Remember to enjoy the outdoors responsibly!  When you follow Leave No Trace principles, you ensure that everything is just as beautiful for the next person – and the next generation!

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