The 12 Days of NPS Christmas

At the risk of getting the classic earworm of a Christmas carol stuck in your head, your friends at NRSS came up with our own take on the Twelve Days of Christmas. Check it out!

Sing along everyone. "On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…"

12 point buck

NPS Photo / Dan Ng

12 Antler points a pointing in Yellowstone National Park

Birds flying over water

NPS Photo

11 Birds a flying at Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

10 Brown bear claws
NPS Photo / Critz

10 Brown bear claws in Katmai National Park & Preserve

9 Sphenociadium (aka Ranger’s Button) blooming

NPS Photo

9 Sphenociadium (aka Ranger’s Button) blooming in Devils Postpile National Monument

Biodiversity youth ambassadors at the BioBlitz

NPS photo / Sparhawk

8 Biodiversity youth ambassadors BioBlitzing at Theodore Roosevelt Island

7 Rafters rafting

NPS photo

7 Rafters rafting at Wrangell-St Elias National Park & Preserve

6 Calypso orchids

NPS Photo / Stegmann

6 Calypso orchids at Rocky Mountain National Park

Yardangs eroding at White Sands National Monument

Photo by Ken Redeker

5 Yardangs eroding at White Sands National Monument

4 Loons a swimming at Acadia National Park

NPS Photo / Rugg

4 Loons a swimming at Acadia National Park

3 Canoes sailing at Kaloko-Honokōhua National Historical Park

NPS Photo / Boyle

3 Canoes sailing at Kaloko-Honokōhua National Historical Park

 2 Waterfalls a flowing at Yosemite National Park

NPS Photo / Joyce

2 Waterfalls a flowing at Yosemite National Park

 One Joshua Tree at sunset in Joshua Tree National Park

NPS Photo / Sutton

And finally

One Joshua Tree at sunset in Joshua Tree National Park