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.
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).
You can travel by car to Gold Bluffs Beach to hike along a meandering stream through a hidden canyon with 30-foot walls covered by several species of ferns. Follow steps up to James Irvine Trail to a prairie that was once a small mining town above Fern Canyon.