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Theodore Roosevelt’s North Dakota: Badlands and More (Smithsonian Associates)

Various Locations in North Dakota Bismarck, ND

In 1883, Theodore Roosevelt looked to the Badlands of western North Dakota as a place where he could transform himself from an asthmatic 24-year-old New Yorker into a big-game hunter, rancher, and authentic cowboy. A year later, it took on new meaning as place of refuge and solace after the deaths of his wife and mother. On this 5-day study tour, , experience dramatic vistas, vivid canyons, and herds of wild bison, on an of North Dakota as Theodore Roosevelt saw it.

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Forest Bathing Walk with Author Melanie Choukas-Bradley — Politics and Prose

Join Melanie Choukas-Bradley, author of The Joy of Forest Bathing and A Year in Rock Creek Park, and several other nature books for a fall forest bathing walk through the enchanting Tregaron Conservancy, a woodland garden tucked away in the midst of northwest Washington that has been restored and stewarded by a non-profit organization since 2006.

Capitol Tree Walk with Author Melanie Choukas-Bradley — Politics and Prose

U.S. Capitol Grounds and Arboretum Washington, DC

Join naturalist Melanie Choukas-Bradley, author of City of Trees and several other nature books, for a fall walking tour of the historic and botanically diverse trees of the U.S. Capitol Grounds and Arboretum (the new official name of the site). The visit offers the chance to admire trees in early autumn splendor including several species of maple and magnolia, century-old oaks, pecans, giant sequoia, and the intriguing jujube. Many of the trees, such as oaks, pecans, black walnuts and dogwoods, will be bearing fall fruit, a perfect time to study and appreciate them.