Our nation has a National Bird (bald eagle), a National Tree (oak) and a National Flower ( rose), but no national mammal. A bill has been introduced in the U. S. Senate to fill that gap, and the proposal would designate a large animal that's a big visitor draw in several national parks. What's being suggested for the "national mammal of the United States"? The American Bison.
Yellowstone National Park
Did you hear the news? National parks, those wondrous and scenic expanses of Nature's eye candy, those wild and rumpled landscapes that test your skills and will kill you if you're not careful and prepared, or maybe just in the wrong place at the wrong time, are boring. They've been transformed -- or, perhaps, kept since their creation -- as "drive-through museums."
Summer can pose a difficult problem for national park travelers: Where do you go and what should you do? Traveler’s Facebook audience had some great ideas for family hikes in the parks, and we’re happy to share them with you.
A 36-year-old Taiwanese visitor to Yellowstone National Park who apparently was aiming for a better camera angle of Grand Prismatic Spring was killed when a tree fell on top of him.
Nearly every day someone tells me that I have the dream job as a full-time wildlife photographer in Yellowstone National Park, but if they knew that a Dutch photographer nearly punched me out yesterday, when I was trying to assist a black bear in crossing the road on a blind curb, they might think again.
What role does "social media" have in the national parks? How is social media used in the parks? You can help answer these questions by participating in a study of social media uses this summer in Yellowstone National Park.
A rally to raise public awareness about wolves in and around Yellowstone National Park is scheduled for late June near the north entrance to the park at Gardiner, Montana.
Roadwork will slow your travels through Yellowstone National Park this summer, with various bridge and pavement widening projects on tap in the park.
People have been collecting stuff forever. When adults visit national parks, they can collect passport stamps or pamphlets. Children earn Junior Ranger badges, though getting one takes a lot more effort and time than a passport stamp. But there’s something else out there to collect, too, and it looks a lot like baseball trading cards
The beauties of technology continue to make it easier to appreciate and enjoy the national parks. The latest is the arrival of high-definition cameras focused on Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park.