Ranger Carey (aka "Banana Slug Queen") shares some of the more fascinating characteristics of her favorite animal in the parks—the often-maligned and under-appreciated banana slug (Ariolimax columbianus).
Ranger Shaina discuss the largest land mammals in the parks (and largest subspecies of North American elk), Roosevelt elk. Lean about elk reproductive behavior, where to see 'em, and how to observe safely.
Since 1949, the path of salmon on Cedar Creek had been blocked by a culvert. This video shows the stream restoration project that saved a salmon spawning stronghold. You can visit Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and drive over the bridge along Howland Hill Road where the salmon are running once again!
Gray whales migrate just offshore along the California coastline as they travel from Alaska to Baja California; a 10,000-mile round trip journey. The best time to view these 45-foot marine mammals are December/January and March/April. Watch for their spouts that are shaped like a heart.