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?
The Three Maidens are actually granite glacial "erratics" moved thousands of years ago to Pipestone National Monument by the glaciers originating in Canada. More...