• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Trees - Hackberry

Hackberry - Celtis occidentalis
Hackberry - Celtis occidentalis
NPS Photo by Marie Curtin
 
The Hackberry has leaves very similar to the American Elm. It is at its northern-most range in the Black Hills in the park. By mid-to-late summer the Hackberry produces green to orange fruits which are eaten by birds.

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American bison on the Wind Cave National Park prairie

The American bison is the largest terrestrial mammal in North America. Male bison can weigh a ton and can run 35 miles per hour. Do not approach bison. They weigh more and can outrun you. More...