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The Iconic Anhinga: Wildlife of the Week – 2022 Week 11
Our Wildlife of the Week – 2022 Week 11… Meet the “Anhinga”! (Anhinga anhinga) Anhinga Physical Description Anhingas have an average body length of 33.5in (85cm), weight of 3lbs (1350g), wingspan of 46in (117cm), and bill length of 3.2in (81mm). The head is small and appears to be merely an extension of its long snake-like...
The Hardy Bighorn Sheep : Wildlife of the Week – 2022 Week 10
Our Wildlife of the Week – 2022 Week 10… Meet the “Bighorn Sheep”! (Ovis canadensis) Bighorn Sheep Physical Description Males weigh approximately 262-280lbs (119-127kg) and females weigh approximately 117-201lbs (53-91kg). Rams typically measure 5ft 3in-5ft 11in (160-180cm) from head to tail, while ewes (a female sheep) are approximately 4ft 11in (150 cm).1 Bighorn sheep have...
March 2022 – Park of the Month
We're back from a little break and it's time for our "March 2022 - Park of the Month"! Each month, Discover Our Parks will choose a "Park of the Month" to showcase on our site, why we choose to feature it and all the best things to do and places to stay. We will utilize comments, time of the year and other factors when making our decisions. We might even ask you, our adventurers, which park you think should be next.
Covid-19 Information
#RecreateResponsibly This article is about the current Covid-19 Pandemic and will contain some of the information we have. This is not the full amount of Covid-19 information available from this site because we have lots of information! Take a look at individual park pages, conveniently located at the top, for more detailed information regarding the...
The Amazing Least Chipmunk: Wildlife of the Week – 2022 Week 9
Our Wildlife of the Week – 2022 Week 9, happens to be of the small variety. Meet the “Least Chipmunk”! Least Chipmunk Physical Description Least Chipmunks are the smallest of all chipmunks. Body length ranges from 185 to 222 mm. Individuals weigh between 42 and 53 g. Females are larger than males in some populations.1...
Wild Turkeys of the National Parks
“Wild Turkeys are a wildlife conservation success story. Due to habitat loss and hunting pressures, they became locally extinct throughout much of their historical range by the beginning of the 20th century. Natural reforestation and a reintroduction program have lead to them occurring in every state save Alaska at this time.”1 Wild Turkeys can be...
The Batty Parks with Bats!
Below are some of the best National Parks to see these extraordinary, sometimes creepy, creatures… BATS! If you travel to any of these amazing parks, whether to explore the caves or watch an evening bat flight, be aware of all the posted rules and policies. This is important to help protect the dwindling bat population....
Summer 2021 Park Ticketed Entry Reservation Systems for Several National Parks
If you are planning a trip to some of the most popular National Parks this summer, you might need a ticketed entry reservation or ticket purchased online ahead of your trip in order to enter the park. The following are the parks that currently have some system in place and we also have the links...
May 2021 – 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 “May 2021 – Park of the Month”! Each month, Discover Our...
New Website Look and Feel with Same Great Content + New Features
Coming May 2021 – Discover Our Parks will be getting a “facelift” with our 2.0 version of the website! With a new website look and feel, more features and easier to navigate functions, the new site will make it easier for you to Discover Our Parks. SPONSORED ADVERTISEMENT New Features Park & Campground Ratings Easier...