Wind Cave National Park @windcavenps
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Official Instagram of Wind Cave National Park. #Win#WindCaveNP> #WindCaveNP #WindCaveNationalPark. Use #ShareWICA to be featured on one of our pages!
393 Posts
31k Followers
253 Following
Official Instagram of Wind Cave National Park. #Win#WindCaveNP> #WindCaveNP #WindCaveNationalPark. Use #ShareWICA to be featured on one of our pages!
Have you seen any pops of color while hiking in the park? It's wildflower season! #findyourpark #windcavenationalpark #takeahike #wildflowers #prairie #keepitwild #midwestnps #happyfriday
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A large bison herd has been hanging around the bison flats prairie dog town on Hwy 385 near the visitor center the past few days. Although this provides a close-up experience, please exercise extreme caution. Please follow speed limits, use roadside pulloffs for photos, and give wildlife plenty of space. #windcavenationalpark #keepitwild #blackhills #sodak #usinterior #midwestnps #findyourpark #bison #wildlife
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Constructed in 1929, the iconic Beaver Creek Bridge is the only of its kind in South Dakota providing passage to neighboring Custer State Park. It was designed to give the illusion that the arches rise naturally from the opposite rock faces of the canyon. #windcavenationalpark #csp #blackhills #sodak #usinterior #midwestnps #findyourpark #historicplaces
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Sometimes mistaken for a rattlesnake, this harmless hognose gets its name from its upturned snout which is used for digging. When threatened, it will put on quite the show from flattening its head and hissing to rolling over and playing dead. #wildlife #magnifiedmonday #usinterior #nps #midwestnps #windcavenationalpark #blackhills #westernhognose
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This past week, staff and students from University of Northern Iowa, along with an astrobiologist from NASA, spent their spring break in the cave simulating an astrobioligical field expedition. They practiced field sampling with Gieger Counters, smart phone microscopes, and X-ray fluorescence, shown here highlighting certain chemicals in the cave composition. #sci#sciencerday #cave #science #springbreak #fieldwork #nasa #astrobiology #fluorescence #optunderground #neature #artinnature
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The Pasque (French for Easter) flower, or prairie crocus, is one of the earliest flowers to signal Spring. Poet Badger Clark once described them as "that bold bit of life at the edge of the snows." You have to be quick to catch their pastel hues as their bloom period is a short two weeks so let us know when you see the first ones at the park! #tbt #pasque #flowers #spring #usinterior #midwestnps #nps #windcavenationalpark #prairie #blackhills #southdakota
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How it feels to try and navigate through Monday mornings...😂 #mondaymotivation #optunderground #cave #usinterior #midwestnps #nps #windcavenationalpark #blackhills #southdakota
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Perspective is a fascinating thing. This view is not one a human would normally see as we stand far taller than these grasses and look down on them. But for a bug, amphibian, or small bird it's how they always view the world, looking up at the towering grass! Do you try to look at other people's or even creature's point of view? #perspective #lookingup #smallwonders #grass #vegetation #snow #usinterior #midwestnps #nps #windcavenationalpark #prairie #blackhills #southdakota
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