A small, gray bird with blue streaks perches on a thin branch

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Ah, spring! Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and the wildlife is moving! Here is a short list of what you might find in our national parks. Check with your nearest park for information about wildlife watching opportunities.

Highlighted Spring Wildlife Watching

  • a grizzly bear feeding on a bison carcass
    Bears in the Spring

    When spring arrives and the snow begins to melt, bears start to wake up after months of hibernation. It is an exciting time of the year for

  • Yellow fireflies in blue forest.
    Synchronous Fireflies

    The synchronous fireflies are the only species of firefly in the United States. Peak season for fireflies is late May to mid-June.

  • two alligators laying on a river bank
    Alligator Mating Season in South Florida

    Spring is mating alligator mating season in South Florida. Males can be seen, and heard, swimming while blowing bubbles across their back.

Watching Wildlife in Spring

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    Last updated: September 14, 2021


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