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Gateway Arch NP is a misnomer.

Used to be, until Feb. 2018 when it was officially redesignated from a national memorial to a national park.

https://www.nps.gov/jeff/index.htm

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Yesterday May 9th some of the NP reopened (Visitor centers remain closed)

BTW there are lots of lists online about which parks are open and which aren't. This is the one I've found to be the most accurate: https://rvshare.com/national-state-park-closures

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Updated, new in bold. My rankings are below.

United States:
  • Acadia, ME (2011, 2017)
  • Cuyahoga Valley, OH (2014)
  • Everglades, FL (2010, 2019)
  • Gateway Arch, MO (2019)
  • Grand Teton, WY (2012)
  • Great Smoky Mountains, NC/TN (2013)
  • Haleakala, HI (2014)
  • Hawaii Volcanoes, HI (2012, 2018)
  • Kenai Fjords, AK (2013)
  • Rocky Mountain, CO (2009)
  • Yellowstone, WY/ID/MT (2012)


International:
  • Banff National Park, Canada (2017)
  • Jasper National Park, Canada (2017)
  • Lovćen National Park, Montenegro (2018)
  • Parque Nacional Viñales, Cuba (2015)
  • Sassen–Bünsow Land National Park, Svalbard (2016, 2018)
  • Skadar Lake National Park, Montenegro (2018)
  • Snæfellsjökull National Park, Iceland (2016)
  • Tierra del Fuego National Park, Argentina (2018)
  • Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland (2015, 2016, 2019, 2019, 2020)
  • Yoho National Park, Canada (2017)

U.S. top 3:
Yellowstone
Grand Teton
Everglades (distant third)

Hawaii Volcanoes would've been my #3, but that was before the 2018 eruption pretty much destroyed the entire thing.

International top 3:
Vatnajökull (Iceland)
Banff (Canada)
Sassen–Bünsow Land (Svalbard)

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General Discussion / Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« on: May 10, 2020, 04:53:36 PM »
I was going to say pics but that is not allowed?

Correct, so obviously the coolest birds only come by on Shabbos ;D

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General Discussion / Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« on: May 10, 2020, 04:52:56 PM »
We were given a bird show this past shabbos in our tree next to our dining room- mother n father cardinal feeding 2 babies right in front of the window. Then some really small blue bird with a white dot on the wings pecking around. A few others we haven’t seen before and then the most remarkable one: a small bird completely striped blue and white from beak to bottom! It was so cool! We had to delay our settlers game for this  ;)

That's awesome lol. Where are you located?

That blue and white bird sounds like a bluejay, but they're relatively large.

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General Discussion / Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« on: May 10, 2020, 12:46:51 PM »
Goldfinch earlier:


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General Discussion / Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« on: May 10, 2020, 12:13:30 PM »
I saw it in Walmart. I didn't see it online.

Worth a shot, but first find out if squirrels will actually be an issue for you.

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General Discussion / Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« on: May 10, 2020, 12:11:46 PM »
The birds don't mind that?

Correct, they can't taste the heat.

https://www.researchgate.net/post/How_did_birds_adapt_to_eat_hot_peppers2


Ah so just for that one species.

Yup. A beautiful and interesting species, so it's worth the effort to pursue them.

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General Discussion / Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« on: May 10, 2020, 12:02:28 PM »
What are the pieces of fruit and the jelly for?

Orioles. No luck so far, but it often takes a while for new species to discover dedicated feeders.

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General Discussion / Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« on: May 10, 2020, 12:01:50 PM »
There's a bird seed that has very sharp food in it, that supposedly birds like, but squirrels do not. Anyone try this?

Link?

I sometimes coat my seed in cayenne pepper, with mixed results.

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Up In The Air / Re: WOW Air
« on: May 09, 2020, 10:08:34 PM »
New website launched: https://wowair.com/

Weird stuff:
https://wowair.com/about
https://wowair.com/honest-fares

A whole lot of jibber jabber and not a speck of real info.

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Air Serbia to resume operations May 18: https://www.exyuaviation.com/2020/05/state-considering-aircraft-acquisition.html

Reduced frequencies to TLV beginning apparently June 1st.

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General Discussion / Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« on: May 08, 2020, 05:33:37 PM »
BTW @pointer if you want to use standard feeders but specifically at your window, you have lots of options.

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General Discussion / Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« on: May 08, 2020, 05:29:09 PM »
Thanks.
I think its a good opportunity for the kids to get really up and close.

And the cat :D

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General Discussion / Re: Bird Feeders and Backyard Birding
« on: May 08, 2020, 05:24:34 PM »
...but look how cute he/she is.

Oh, they sure are cute. But not as cute as the birds...

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