NPS, G. Wagner
Only a few species of reptiles occur within Pipestone National Monument. Turtles enjoy the waters of Pipestone Creek and the ephemeral ponds that occur throughout the prairie. Garter snakes and skinks prefer the Sioux quartzite prairie. The following reptiles have been recorded within Pipestone National Monument:
Did You Know?
Two species listed under the Endangered Species Act are found at Pipestone National Monument: the Topeka shiner and the Western Prairie Fringed Orchid. More...