• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Trees - Rocky Mountain Juniper

Rocky Mountain Juniper - Juniperus scopularum
Rocky Mountain Juniper - Juniperus scopularum
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
The berry-like cones of Rocky Mountain Juniper are an important source of food for birds and small animals.

Did You Know?

Natural Entrance of Wind Cave

Winds caused by changes in barometric pressure are what give Wind Cave its name. These winds have been measured at the cave's walk-in entrance at over 70 mph. The winds at the natural entrance of the cave attracted the attention of Native Americans and early settlers.