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Explore the history, culture, science, nature, architecture, and stories that link the iconic spaces in the National Mall and Memorial Parks to our nation and its people. The articles collected here are produced by NPS staff at the National Mall and Memorial Parks.

The Wily Fox

October 08, 2012 Posted by: John Purcell, Park Ranger

An intelligent, cunning and highly adaptable canine, the red fox is as suited to city life as it is to rural life.

 

Did You Know?

First Lady Taft

First Lady Helen Herron Taft, noted for accepting the gift of the cherry trees to Washington D.C., was also noted for beautifing the city by encouraging flower "clubs" to add plants to the landscape. More...