5 Ways Yellowstone Inspires Us
Join us to celebrate the magnificent flora, fauna, geological structures, and sprawling landscapes of Yellowstone National Park—one of this country’s greatest centers of natural beauty.
1. Yellowstone’s wildlife is abundant and diverse, with an estimated 300 species of birds, 16 types of fish, and 67 species of mammals—the largest number of mammal species in the contiguous United States.
2. Yellowstone has its own Grand Canyon. Created by erosion from the Yellowstone River, the canyon is more than 1,000 feet deep, 1,500-4,000 feet wide, and roughly 20 miles long.
3. Half the world’s hydrothermal features are found at Yellowstone. This national park preserves an extraordinary collection of hot springs, mudpots, fumaroles, travertine terraces, and of course—geysers. Did you know the territory boasts the largest supervolcano in the U.S.?
4. Nowhere in the world but in the lakeshores of Yellowstone National Park does the (aptly named) Yellowstone Sand Verbena grow. What’s particularly strange about the anomaly is that its genetic makeup would suggest that it’s suited to warmer climates.
5. Yellowstone has approximately 290 waterfalls, 15 feet or higher, that flow year-round. The tallest waterfall is the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River at 308 feet.
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Sources: doi.gov, mentalfloss.com, yellowstone.net