Flora & Fauna

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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