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Covid-19 Information
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#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...
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 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 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...
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...