Attendance at national parks and monuments is reported to be trailing off in the recent decades. Not getting out enough, according to my sense of how we are individually put together and nourished, may not be very good for the national psyche. Here’s an attractive argument for getting out in the mountains in the fall from The Adventure Journal. In another more zany take, Chas S. Clifton is disappointed in his blog that the Audubon Society has come up with a way to promote indoor “birding” with virtual birds. I’m with Chas.