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The Beauty of the National Parks

Jimmy Rustling
Written by Jimmy Rustling

America’s National Parks feature some of the most beautiful places in the world. If you’re looking for a fun and unique vacation destination for the family, the National Parks are a great place to start. National Parks offer a safe and affordable way to get away from the busyness of everyday life, and escape into beautiful and often secluded locations.

From sandy beaches, to snow-capped mountains, to barren deserts, America’s National Parks have it all. Many locations for National Parks feature not just 1, but 2 or even 3 different types of terrain. National Parks are a great way to explore different types of foliage, animals, seasons and ecosystems all at once. Websites offer great information on the geology and instruments used to study national parks such as that from Mount Sopris to educate us more ways of how Geosciences study these parks.

The Different Seasons

Each season brings out a unique aspect to the National Parks, especially in different parts of the Nation. Different seasons within each park have their own highlights and beauty.

Fall brings vibrant color changes to the trees of National Parks, especially in northern and middle regions of the States. From fiery reds to neon oranges, the beauty of colored leaves on the trees makes many visitors astounded. Color tours are a beautiful way to spend the day soaking up the beauty.

During the winter, snowfall in areas to the north and more mountainous regions cover the landscape with a thick, white blanket. This allows brave visitors to view snowy mountains or vast, snow-covered plains. National Parks also offer a unique occasion for activities like skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing in pristine, untouched snowfall.

Spring blooms bright and vibrant in the National Parks, with thousands of types of trees and flowers coming to life. As heavy rains and snowmelt from the mountains fuel growth, many plants see rapid growth and bursts of green. Visitors can enjoy the warmer temperatures after a long, cold winter in many of the National Parks.

Summer brings a beauty of its own to the National Parks. During the busiest time of the year, National Parks enjoy warm, mild temperatures which attract sight-seers and hikers alike. Many National Parks feature special events during the summer to educate visitors on the unique aspects to their land.

The Different Animals

Various types of animals are one of the highlights of the National Parks. Many visitors flock to popular locations in the parks during the spring and summer with the hopes of glimpsing a bear or a moose.

Each National Park offers its own unique selection of animals, ranging from dangerous animals, such as wolves or bears, to adorable animals, such as fawns or bunnies. Even underwater animals such as alligators or dolphins are a highlight in some National Parks.

Visitors to the park should research what types of animals they can see at the park, as well as where and when are best to see them. Safety precautions should also be researched and considered to keep both humans and animals safe.

The Different Environments

The various environments are one of the most unique parts of the National Parks. Waterfalls, mountains, impressive rocks and trees, rivers, lakes, oceans, sand dunes and more are all able to be viewed within the National Parks.

Each National Park has a unique and special environment in which its animals grow and survive. Whether it’s the rocky, mountainous regions of the west or the dense forests of the east, each park highlights a special aspect to its environment.

Visitors to the park can often experience multiple environments within the same park. These rapid changes in environment, such as moving from mountain regions to desert plains, are one of the unique aspects that makes the parks so special.

The Different Plants

Different trees and flowering plants are another unique aspect to the National Parks. Whether a tree-hugger or a flower-lover, there’s something for everyone at the National Parks. Visitors can expect to be awed by the beauty of vivacious palm trees, towering redwoods and brightly-colored cherry blossoms.

Many parks feature unique types of plants that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Visitors to the parks can do a quick search to see what types of foliage are native to the region of the National Park that they are visiting to help them identify each plant.

Spring and summer are the best times to visit to witness the diverse variety of plants in the parks. Spring brings a vivid blossom of flowers and greenery, full of color and beauty, while summer brings deep greens and warm breezes full of growth and promise.

The Different Weather

The dry, hot climate of the desert parks exists in sharp contrast to the wet, rainy climate of the Pacific Northwest. All different types of weather, from heavy rains to bone-dry droughts to several feet of snow, can be witnessed in the parks during the various seasons.

Some National Parks tend to have heavy amounts of sun, while others tend to see a high amount of cloud cover. Some expect snow almost year round, while others witness next to no rain. Each National Park is unique in the type of weather that they see.

Dramatic changes in weather is also a key characteristic of many National Parks. Flash flooding, considerable snow melts, fog-covered mornings and pop-up thunderstorms can bring a speedy change to the weather. These weather patterns can bring beautiful storm clouds followed by sunny days.

Each of these types of weather brings a unique beauty of its own, allowing for different plants and animals to thrive. Visitors to the parks should be prepared for whatever the weather should bring. Researching the weather of the park is an excellent idea prior to attending, so that visitors can be comfortably dressed and also be aware of the hazards with each type of weather.

Conclusion

The National Parks are a beautiful and unique way to view the great outdoors. Vivid plants, distinctive animals, and various landscapes all add to the vast beauty of the parks. Before spending time or choosing a park to go to, visitors should be well aware of what they will see and experience with safety in mind. Each National Park features a unique beauty of its own, and visitors should find ways to experience it to the fullest.

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Jimmy Rustling

Jimmy Rustling

Born at an early age, Jimmy Rustling has found solace and comfort knowing that his humble actions have made this multiverse a better place for every man, woman and child ever known to exist. Dr. Jimmy Rustling has won many awards for excellence in writing including fourteen Peabody awards and a handful of Pulitzer Prizes. When Jimmies are not being Rustled the kind Dr. enjoys being an amazing husband to his beautiful, soulmate; Anastasia, a Russian mail order bride of almost 2 months. Dr. Rustling also spends 12-15 hours each day teaching their adopted 8-year-old Syrian refugee daughter how to read and write.