Devils Postpile National Monument

Devils Postpile National Monument

Nature & Wildlife in Devils Postpile

Plants

Plants Devils Postpile National Monument's vegetation is a montane forest dominated by red fir and lodgepole pine. The monument's proximity to both west and east sides of the Sierra Nevada results in the presence of plants from diverse biological communities. Recent plant inventories documented 360 plant species in the relatively ...

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Animals

Animals In Devils Postpile National Monument, forests, meadows, and the middle fork of the San Joaquin River create a variety of habitats for animals. There are 135 vertebrates known for the Monument. When visiting Devils Postpile, you may hear some of the wildlife before you see them, from the ...

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Natural World

Nature & Science Devils Postpile National Monument's landscape is a reflection of fire and ice. The eruption and uniform cooling of basalt lava created an impressive wall of columns. Later a glacial event exposed the columns and polished smooth the top of this formation enhancing the pattern of hexagons that ...

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