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A wide assortment of butterflies may be found throughout the various habitats within Redwood National and State Parks. Good places to go butterfly-watching in the parks are the Bald Hills prairies and oak woodlands, coastal scrublands and back dunes of beaches, and in the redwood forest. Sunny, warm days in spring and summer, with little wind make for the best butterfly- watching. A pair of binoculars capable of close-focusing (6-9 ft; 1.8-2.7 m) is all one needs to get good views of park butterflies!

Download the Redwood National and State Parks butterfly checklist.

Did You Know?

Trail through Stout Grove.

While oceans contain most of Earth's carbon, about half stored on land in Redwood National and State Parks is in soils. The amount of carbon in the upper two meters of soil alone is ~14 million metric tons. That's equal to 1% of total U.S. emission in a year!