NPS, G. Wagner
Pipestone National Monument has a variety of ecosystems and is generally wet during the springtime. These conditions allow for the presence and reproductive success of several species of amphibians. The temporary pools created by the quartzite outcroppings as well as several small ephemeral wetlands provide suitable habitat for the following species at the Monument:
Did You Know?
Pipestone National Monument is one of the few remaining areas of native tallgrass prairie. Over 400,000 square miles of tall grass prairie once covered the Midwest. Less than 1% of the original tall grass prairie remains today. More...