I Didn't Know That! is a series that breaks down the, sometimes ambiguous, and obscure rules of recreating in the outdoors. Not all visitors to national parks have the same background and experience with nature. Things that may seem obvious to some - like brushing your boots before a hike, not picking flowers, or not feeding wildlife - can seem strange, harmless, or unnecessary to others. There's no shame in admitting "I Didn't Know That!"
Protecting our parks is a job for us all, but there's no way for everyone to be an expert in everything. That's why sharing knowledge is so important!
Check out the topics below. If you learn something new, pass it on!
Last updated: February 23, 2022