Hobblebush is in bloom in high elevations throughout the park! This plant blooms in clusters of large and small flowers. The large, outer flowers can't produce seeds but may attract pollinators to the smaller, inner flowers. Not picking flowers protects plants and pollinators!
Think about it: 50 years in the making, battling funding obstacles and natural erosion. After all that, they want the land to be used. https://t.co/IAyr05eaVP
Nice brown trout from back in the day.
In this undated photo, a small boy shows the large fish he just caught to an admiring Ranger Barbara Coulson at Elkmont. Do you have any special memories of meeting rangers? #ThrowbackThursday
Anybody who's spent a lot of time hiking out west has probably been closely watched by a cougar. https://t.co/Bz40OTuU0h
#DYK that plants glow? 🌱💡During photosynthesis, plants absorb carbon dioxide & emit a small amount of light. Launching tomorrow, @NASAEarth’s new carbon observing instrument, #OCO3, will help us understand the role plants have in removing atmospheric CO2 https://t.co/Q8nojNjlN7