Flora & Fauna

Outdoor Opportunities in Spring

The clocks have sprung forward and spring is just around the corner. As migrating birds return from winter nesting grounds and animals stretch their tired winter legs, there is no better time to get out and enjoy America’s parks. March presents two great opportunities to get outside and learn about everything happening around you.

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Parks Offer Opportunity to see Wildflowers

Source: NWRS, Carl Evans.As winter begins to wane, wildflowers are beginning to peek up and blanket areas at parks and public lands around the country. National Wildlife Refuges provide some of the best opportunities for visitors to enjoy the vibrant colors and natural beauty of wildflowers.

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Historic Bouldering at Horsetooth Reservior

A northward view over Horsetooth Reservoir, CO. Photograph by Kacey HerlihyPerched in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Horsetooth Reservoir overlooks the Colorado town of Fort Collins, about an hour north of Denver. The reservoir, approximately 6.5 miles in length and a half-mile in width, was constructed in 1949 as part of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project.

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Over and Under the Snow Inspires Curiosity

Over and Under the Snow CoverLooking for a new bedtime story for winter?

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Warm Up in Hawai'i

January 23, 2013, 12:58 pm
By Heather Crowley From luaus to surfing to hanging on the beach, Hawai’i is touted as a tropical paradise built for relaxation. Home to pineapples and grass skirts, the islands are also famous for another icon: Volcanoes. No journey is complete without exploring Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, one of the ...

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Fun for Everyone at Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

Fort Zachary Taylor exterior and moat.Whether you’re a history buff, a beach bum, or a tropical fish aficionado, Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park in Key West, Florida has something for everyone! Florida’s southern most state park offers a wide array of activities and rich U.S. military history.

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I am planning to visit Rocky Mtn Park in Oct 2013. Will the park shuttles be running on a daily basis during October 19, 2013 ?
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Hi Peg,

Our best advice is to check the Shuttle Bus Routes page on Rocky Mountain National Park's website. If you need additional information, call the park's visitor Information line at 970-586-1206 (daily 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mountain Time, recorded information after hours).

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Androscoggin Riverlands State Park

Lying near Maine's second largest urban area (Lewiston/Auburn), Androscoggin Riverlands State Park is a 2,675-acre expanse with 12 miles of river frontage. More than half of Maine's population lives within an hour's drive of this park, which is the fifth largest in the state. An extensive trail network and ...

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Chattahoochee Bend State Park

 Located in a graceful bend of the Chattahoochee River, the park is a haven for paddlers, campers and anglers. At 2,910 acres, Chattahoochee Bend is one of Georgia’s largest state parks, protecting five miles of river frontage. A boat ramp provides easy access to the water, while more than ...

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Grandfather Mountain State Park

In 2008, the state parks system acquired 2,456 acres along the crest of Grandfather Mountain to become a North Carolina State Park. Any additional tracts or facilities would be identified and prescribed through a public master planning process. The Grandfather Mountain attraction will continue to operate as it has ...

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