Grasslands National Park Has Much to Discover
Most people are aware that there are bison that roam the park, but did you know that it is home to many other surprising creatures? The semi-arid climate is the perfect habitat for rattlesnakes, as well as sage grouse, black-tailed prairie dogs, burrowing owls, antelope, greater short-horned lizards and black-footed ferrets. A great way to see some of these animals is to go on the Frenchman River Valley Ecotour Drive.
With one of the richest deposits of dinosaur fossils in North America, the Killdeer Badlands are the site of one of the first fossil discoveries in Canada, made in 1874. To this day, scientists continue to research the area and visitors marvel at the scenery.
Grasslands National Park is the nation’s darkest Dark Sky Preserve. Imagine seeing your own shadow, cast by the light of the Milky Way. For the park’s flora and fauna, the natural cycle of daylight and darkness restores natural behaviours and balances the ecosystem.