Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

  • It didn’t take long for Traveler readers to figure out the answer to yesterday'squiz.National Park Mystery Plant 3 quiz. Willow quickly identified it as lupine (nice going, Willow), so the mystery was removed right away. Or so I thought.

Monday, June 29th, 2009

  • This mystery plant is pretty…… and poisonous. Sheep, cattle, pigs, and goats will eat it, and therein lies the rub.

Friday, June 26th, 2009

  • There are several places in the National Park System where you can find bombs. One of them is Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Idaho.

    But the bombs aren't your typical explosives. Rather, they were assembled during volcanic eruptions thousands of years ago.

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

  • With nearly 400 units, the National Park System harbors some incredible wonders. Some are easy to recognize, such as Old Faithful, the Everglades, and the Tetons. But every now and again you come across something that you stare at and scratch your head over.

    Such as the subject of this week's Mystery Photo. Is it man-made? Is it natural? Is it organic? What was it used for?

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

  • 1. True or false? One of the densest concentrations of black bears in North America can be found in Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

    2. True or false? According to Indian legend, the Great Spirit created the Manitou Islands – now part of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore -- to help three bears fish in Lake Michigan.

    3. True or false?

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