With all of the rain that we received this summer, Shenandoah National Park has become a great place to view fungus. You may see many different varieties while visiting, including the colorful Cobalt Crust Fungus. Please remember to take only pictures, and leave the fungus that you come across for others to enjoy. #mycology#colorfulfungi#cobaltcrustfungus
Monarchs and Milkweed for National Public Lands Day! Join us at Byrd Visitor Center until 4:30 pm. #PublicLandsDay#Monarchs
Today is a fee-free day! Learn about the CCC and the work they did creating Shenandoah National Park. The public is invited to meet with families and Alumni of the Civilian Conservation Corps and hear first-hand about their experiences. See the schedule at http://ow.ly/uIZP30lV6Sy
National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Today we focus on monarch butterflies and milkweed seeds at Byrd Visitor Center, mile 51 on Skyline Drive. Check out http://ow.ly/pWw530lV6Dn to see the schedule for the day!
One of our most common species of raptor in Shenandoah National Park is the Broad-winged Hawk. These birds have spent the entire summer in the park nesting, and at this time of year they are leaving this area and the entire eastern United States. They are on their way to South America to spend the winter! They migrate in very large groups, so head out this week and #BirdYourWorld! Find a spot with a good view of the sky and watch for groups of these long-distance journeyers heading south. They frequently migrate in groups of 10-100, but occasionally you may even see a larger group of 1,000 or more! #raptors#migration#birdwatching
Big Meadows Wayside at mile 51.2 is closed.
High water may affect access to boundary entries. Check 511va.org for roads status. Check our social media and website for updates. Call 540-999-3500, option 1, option 1 for Skyline Drive status. It's wet, slippery, windy, and foggy out there. Be safe! Photo: view from Pinnacles webcam