Flora & Fauna

Flora & Fauna

Mammoth Cave is home to a wide variety of plant and animal life ranging from rare exotic cave species to more common woodland creatures found in eastern deciduous forest environments. Scientists have discovered more than 130 species in the cave itself, in addition to almost 1,000 species of flowering ...

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The Wolves of Yellowstone

Following an absence of more than 70 years, wolves once again run beneath the ample skies of Yellowstone National Park.  Northern Rocky Mountain wolves, a subspecies of the gray wolf (Canis lupus), were native to Yellowstone when the park was established in 1872. Predator control was practiced in the park ...

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Flora & Fauna

A greater number and variety of plants and wild animals live here, in their natural habitat, than anywhere else in the 48 contiguous states. Plants The following are a few of the most common species you'll see on your visit: Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta), the most common tree in the park, is ...

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Life Zones

Marshland and Aquatic Community These communities are found in streams, rivers, lakes and marshes, such as Yellowstone Lake, Lamar River and Willow Flats. Vegetation includes riparian grasses and plants. Wildlife including the bald eagle, trout, beaver and moose are present in the area. Hydrothermal Community The Lower Geyser Basin and other hydrothermal ...

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Flora & Fauna

"A rock garden. Despite the great variety of living things to be found here, most of the surface of the land, at least three-quarters of it, is sand or sandstone, naked, monolithic, austere and unadorned as the sculpture of the moon. It is undoubtedly a desert place, clean, pure." — ...

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Flora & Fauna

Flora & Fauna Wildlife also thrives along the Alagnak River with surrounding environs inhabited by a wide diversity of species typical of southwest Alaska. Brown bears seek out the area to feed on spawning salmon. Moose are attracted to the riparian habitat year round. Most of the Alagnak River drainage ...

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Nature & Wildlife

Not just any species of plant or animal can adapt to the ecological demands of Acadia’s overlapping environments, but Acadia’s flora and fauna have flourished. Most of the park’s animals are adept at avoiding detection, but look carefully (and quietly) at dawn or dusk and you may see them ...

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