Heavy Rain Potential Tuesday, August 26 - Flash Flood Watch Until 11:00 p.m.
Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the Grand Canyon area decreasing fire danger. As a result, on Tuesday, July 8 at 8 a.m. fire managers lifted fire restrictions within Grand Canyon National Park. More »
Two Bats Collected in the Park Have Tested Positive for Rabies
One on the North Kaibab Trail and the other at Tusayan Ruin/Museum. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please follow this link. More »
Ancient Assassin: The Life of a Bark Scorpion
Great indeed is the power of the dragon as the sun,
Public domain image by Johannes Hevelius 1690
© 1978 Paul Berquist ASDM Digital Library
Licensed under Creative Commons © Noah Charney
Fight or Flight
They will eat cockroaches, crickets, moths, spiders, and other insects. Scorpions feed several times a week but they can go months without eating, including the cold Grand Canyon winters.
The Scoop on Scorps
Did You Know?
Building a structure that provides the widest possible view of the Grand Canyon yet harmonizes with its setting was architect Mary Colter's goal when the Santa Fe Railroad hired her in 1930 to design a gift shop and rest area at Desert View Point. The Watchtower opened in May of 1933. More...