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A lichen-covered gravestone.

Lichens almost obscure the names etched into this historic gravestone in the park.

NPS photo by Ben Zank.

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Did You Know?

Great Horned Owls can be heard most often in January and February

More than 240 species of birds have been found in the park. Sixty species are year-round residents. Nearly 120 species breed in the park, including 52 species from the neo-tropics. Many other species use the park as an important stopover and foraging area during their semiannual migration. More...