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    Bryce Canyon

    National Park Utah

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Utah Prairie Dog Day

Utah Prairie Dogs
Utah Prairie Dogs peeking from their burrow in anticipation of the first Utah Prairie Dog Day at Bryce Canyon.
©Kevin Doxstater

Bryce Canyon National Park's second annual Utah Prairie Dog Day will take place Friday, June 24th, 2011 beginning at 9 a.m., concluding with an 8:00 p.m. evening ranger program at the Bryce Canyon Lodge, "Prairie Dogs & Other Cool Critters."

Join a Park Ranger for two opportunities to view prairie dogs in their natural habitat! A morning session will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by an afternoon session from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Between these two viewing sessions, learn more about Utah Prairie Dogs by attending "Can you Dig It? Life as a Utah Prairie Dog at Bryce Canyon" in the Visitor Center auditorium at 1:00 p.m.

A kid's table with activities and refreshments will be available at the Visitor Center. Students from area schools are also invited to participate in an art contest with a Utah Prairie Dog theme. Prizes will be awarded the afternoon of the celebration. Download an entry form here.

Did You Know?

Southwest Willow Flycatcher

Bryce Canyon National Park has three wildlife species listed under the Endangered Species Act: Utah Prairie Dog, California condor, and the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher. It is illegal to take, capture, kill, pursue, hunt, or harm these species or their habitat. More...