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Be Prepared! Ticketed Entry Reservations, Know Which Park’s Will Have Them in 2022
With summer visitation to our National Parks growing each year, some parks now require entry reservations for certain areas or all of the park. In some cases, this is in addition to the normal park entrance fees, camping fees or wilderness permit fees. Below is information for the National Parks with a entry reservations system...
The Cunning Ringtail: Wildlife of the Week – 2022 Week 20
Our Wildlife of the Week – 2022 Week 20… Meet the “Ringtail”! (Bassariscus Astutus) Ringtail Physical Description Also known as the Ringtail Cat, Ring-Tailed Cat, Miner’s Cat or Bassarisk, the Ringtail is also the State mammal of Arizona. The body mass of both sexes from throughout the geographic range of Ringtails is from 1.8 to...
The Elusive Red Fox: Wildlife of the Week – 2022 Week 18
Our Wildlife of the Week – 2022 Week 18… Meet the “Red Fox”! (Vulpes vulpes) Red Fox Physical Description Coloration of Red Foxes ranges from pale yellowish red to deep reddish brown on the upper parts and white, ashy or salty on the underside. The lower part of the legs is usually black and the...
The Opportunistic Barred Owl: Wildlife of the Week – 2022 Week 17
Our Wildlife of the Week – 2022 Week 17… Meet the “Barred Owl”! (Strix Varia) Barred Owl Physical Description Barred Owls are a large, round-headed woodland owl with a grey-white facial disc. Its plumage is grey-brown with buff-white edges and subterminal (near the end) bars. Barred Owls have brown eyes and lack ear tufts. The...
The Mighty American Pika: Wildlife of the Week – 2022 Week 16
Our Wildlife of the Week – 2022 Week 16… Meet the “American Pika”! (Ochotona Princeps) American Pika Physical Description The American Pika is a small mammal that is closely related to rabbits. They are intermediate in size when compared to other Pika species. Their body mass exhibits a great deal of variation and ranges from...
April 2022 – Park of the Month
Some links provided in this article are affiliate links. Meaning, at no additional cost to you, we’ll earn a commission if you click one and make a purchase. An easy way to help support us if you’re going to buy anyway! It’s time for our “April 2022 – Park of the Month”! Each month, Discover Our...
The Resilient American Bison: Wildlife of the Week – 2022 Week 15
Our Wildlife of the Week – 2022 Week 15… Meet the “American Bison”! (Bison bison) American Bison Physical Description Bison, aka. the largest land mammal in North America, are huge animals, ranging in length from 11.8ft (3.6m) to 12.5ft (3.8m) in males to 7ft (2.1m) to 10.4ft (3.2m) in females. They are also tall animals,...
The Venomous Western Diamondback Rattlesnake: Wildlife of the Week – 2022 Week 14
Our Wildlife of the Week – 2022 Week 14… Meet the “Western Diamondback Rattlesnake”! (Crotalus atrox) Western Diamondback Rattlesnake Physical Description The body length of the Western Diamondback Rattlesnake is about 4.9 feet (1.5 meters) and they can weigh up to 14.7 lbs (6.7 kg). The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake has a plump body, short tail,...
The Reclusive Eastern Spotted Skunk: Wildlife of the Week – 2022 Week 13
Our Wildlife of the Week – 2022 Week 13… Meet the “Eastern Spotted Skunk”! (Spilogale putorius) Eastern Spotted Skunk Physical Description Eastern Spotted Skunks are members of the weasel family. They have large bodies that are low to the ground with a small tapered head. The nose is short and rounded. The head and body...
The Beautiful Harbor Seal: Wildlife of the Week – 2022 Week 12
Our Wildlife of the Week – 2022 Week 12… Meet the “Harbor Seal”! (Phoca vitulina) Harbor Seal Physical Description Adult harbor seal males are typically larger than females, measuring 63-75in (160-190cm) in length and weighing 176-375lbs (80-170kg). Females range from 63-67in (160-170cm) long and weigh 132-320lbs (60-145kg). Harbor seals are physically adapted to maximize propulsion...