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Bison - National Parks Gallery - Public domain zoological illustration

Bison - National Parks Gallery - Public domain zoological illustration

Bison are the largest and most prolific mammal species found in Wind Cave National Park. Reintroduced to the park in 1913, this bison herd is one of the most genetically diverse herds in existence. Wind Cave's ... More

Male Black-backed Woodpecker - Public Domain image, National Parks Gallery

Male Black-backed Woodpecker - Public Domain image, National Parks Gal...

The black-backed woodpecker is a rare sight east of the Rocky Mountains, though their range extends across southern Canada as well. The Black Hills are the easternmost part of their range in the United States.

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HFCA 1607_People Volume 1_088.jpg

Man sitting inside of a cave in Wind Cave National Park.

Gypsum Needles off the Muddle Room

Gypsum Needles off the Muddle Room

Gypsum needles are one of the most fragile cave formations. These strands of gypsum are often thinner than a human hair and will break if breathed on.

National parks: Sunflower - public domain image

National parks: Sunflower - public domain image

Sunflower, Annual Sunflower, Common Sunflower, Helianthus annuus Public domain photograph of a wildflower close up, nature, flowers, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Blue Vervain - Wind Cave national park

Blue Vervain - Wind Cave national park

Blue Vervain, Blue Verbena, Swamp Vervain, Verbena hastata Public domain scan of drawing, botanical illustration, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

False Gromwell - Wind Cave national park

False Gromwell - Wind Cave national park

False Gromwell, Western Marbleseed, Onosmodium molle Public domain scan of drawing, botanical illustration, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

National parks: Cowparsnip - public domain image

National parks: Cowparsnip - public domain image

Cowparsnip, Eltrot, Heracleum maximum, H. lanatum, H. sphondylium subsp. montanum Public domain scan of drawing, botanical illustration, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

National parks: Harebell - public domain image

National parks: Harebell - public domain image

Harebell, Bluebell, Bellflower, Campanula rotundifolia Public domain photograph of a wildflower close up, nature, flowers, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Cave Restoration Camp 2007 - Public Domain image, National Parks Gallery

Cave Restoration Camp 2007 - Public Domain image, National Parks Galle...

Cave Restoration Camp 2007 Public domain photograph of quarry workers, mining, miners, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Blue Flax - Wind Cave national park

Blue Flax - Wind Cave national park

Blue Flax, Wild Blue Flax, Lewis' Flax, Linum perenne, L. lewisii, L. perenne var. lewisii

Insect on Prairie Coneflower - Public Domain image, National Parks Gallery

Insect on Prairie Coneflower - Public Domain image, National Parks Gal...

Insect on Prairie Coneflower Public domain photograph related to US National Parks, Nature, conservation, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Fairgrounds Tour - Wind Cave national park

Fairgrounds Tour - Wind Cave national park

The Fairgrounds is one of the largest rooms on any tour of Wind Cave. The walls are smooth due to the softer nature of the limestone in the upper level of the cave. The slabs of rock on the ground fell away fro... More

Marsh Muhly - Wind Cave national park

Marsh Muhly - Wind Cave national park

Marsh Muhly, Green Muhly, Muhlenbergia racemosa Public domain scan of drawing, botanical illustration, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Broom Snakeweed - Wind Cave national park

Broom Snakeweed - Wind Cave national park

Broom Snakeweed, Turpentine-weed, Gutierrezia sarothrae Public domain photograph of a wildflower close up, nature, flowers, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Frosty Bull - Wind Cave national park

Frosty Bull - Wind Cave national park

A bull with a blind eye stands quietly on a frosty morning. Bison are well adapted to winter and are not bothered by cold thanks to their warm winter coats.

Yellow Ladyslipper - Wind Cave national park

Yellow Ladyslipper - Wind Cave national park

Yellow Ladyslipper, Cypripedium calceolus Public domain photograph of a wildflower close up, nature, flowers, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

National parks: Chokecherry - public domain image

National parks: Chokecherry - public domain image

Chokecherry, Prunus virginiana Public domain photograph by National Parks Administration, nature conservation, tourism, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Cave Restoration Camp 2007 - Public Domain image, National Parks Gallery

Cave Restoration Camp 2007 - Public Domain image, National Parks Galle...

Cave Restoration Camp 2007 Public domain photograph by National Parks Administration, nature conservation, tourism, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Blanket Flower- free images of flowers

Blanket Flower- free images of flowers

Blanket Flower, Gaillardia, Gaillardia aristata Public domain scan of drawing, botanical illustration, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

White Clover - Wind Cave national park

White Clover - Wind Cave national park

White Clover, Ladino Clover, Dutch Clover, Trifolium repens Public domain photograph of a wildflower close up, nature, flowers, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

National parks: Goldenpea - public domain image

National parks: Goldenpea - public domain image

Goldenpea, Prairie Thermopsis, Prairie Buckbean, Golden Bean, Yellow Bean, Yellow Pea, Yellow Banner, False Lupine - Thermopsis rhombifolia

Manyflower Stickseed - Wind Cave national park

Manyflower Stickseed - Wind Cave national park

Manyflower Stickseed, Hackelia floribunda, Lappula floribunda Public domain photograph of a wildflower close up, nature, flowers, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Cave Restoration Camp 2007 - Public Domain image, National Parks Gallery

Cave Restoration Camp 2007 - Public Domain image, National Parks Galle...

Cave Restoration Camp 2007 Public domain photograph by National Parks Administration, nature conservation, tourism, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Dead Tree on Rankin Ridge - Public Domain image, National Parks Gallery

Dead Tree on Rankin Ridge - Public Domain image, National Parks Galler...

Dead Tree on Rankin Ridge Public domain photograph by National Parks Administration, nature conservation, tourism, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Cave Restoration Camp 2007 - Public Domain image, National Parks Gallery

Cave Restoration Camp 2007 - Public Domain image, National Parks Galle...

Cave Restoration Camp 2007 Public domain photograph of quarry, mining industry, miners, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Cave Restoration Camp 2007 - Public Domain image, National Parks Gallery

Cave Restoration Camp 2007 - Public Domain image, National Parks Galle...

Cave Restoration Camp 2007 Public domain photograph by National Parks Administration, nature conservation, tourism, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Tourist Attraction - Skyway Lake and Stalactites

Tourist Attraction - Skyway Lake and Stalactites

Skyway Lake, stalactites, Wind Cave Public domain photograph of a cave, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

baby pronghorn - Wind Cave national park

baby pronghorn - Wind Cave national park

baby pronghorn Public domain photograph by National Parks Administration, nature conservation, tourism, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Wild Columbine - Wind Cave national park

Wild Columbine - Wind Cave national park

Wild Columbine, Canada Columbine, Red Columbine, Aquilegia canadensis Public domain scan of drawing, botanical illustration, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Wild Four-O'Clock - National Parks Gallery

Wild Four-O'Clock - National Parks Gallery

Wild Four-O'Clock, Mirabilis nyctaginea Public domain scan of drawing, botanical illustration, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Mountain Lion - Wind Cave national park

Mountain Lion - Wind Cave national park

Mountain lions are a shy resident of the park. With only a few sightings per year, it is much more common to find traces of these big cats. These signs may include deer carcasses, dens, scat and foot prints.

Casey Dedication - MWR Regional Director Michael Reynolds

Casey Dedication - MWR Regional Director Michael Reynolds

Midwest Regional Director Michael Reynolds Public domain photograph by National Parks Administration, nature conservation, tourism, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

National parks: Bobcat - public domain image

National parks: Bobcat - public domain image

A bobcat curls up over a thin blanket of snow on the ground.

Pronghorn Herd - Wind Cave national park

Pronghorn Herd - Wind Cave national park

Aside from breeding season, male and female pronghorns usually live and travel in separate herds. Large herds of pronghorns are common on the prairies west of the Black Hills.

Pronghorn Buck Grazing - National Parks Gallery

Pronghorn Buck Grazing - National Parks Gallery

An adult male pronghorn grazes while watching for danger. Public domain photograph of wildlife, animals, wilderness, nature, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rainy Day Bison - National Parks Gallery

Rainy Day Bison - National Parks Gallery

Bison can be found anywhere in the park in any kind of weather.

Scirpus pallidus NPS-001

Scirpus pallidus NPS-001

Scirpus pallidus at Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, USA

Mountain Lion Hopping the Fence (028ffbaa-5a98-403a-964c-d6031df2bae5)

Mountain Lion Hopping the Fence (028ffbaa-5a98-403a-964c-d6031df2bae5)

a large brown cat with a long tail climbing a tall fence Mountain lions (Puma concolor) are shy and very rarely seen in the park. They are capable of climbing more than 12 feet and often climb over the park's ... More

The bobcat is found across the country, but shy and difficult to see. They are opportunistic hunters and hunt prairie dogs among (606154b3-7c04-4453-8133-3340d1e2fcea)

The bobcat is found across the country, but shy and difficult to see. ...

a tan cat with spots on the legs walking next to the road The bobcat is found across the country, but shy and difficult to see. They are opportunistic hunters and hunt prairie dogs among other small animals. K... More

Violanuttallii

Violanuttallii

Viola nuttallii at Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, USA

File-Quercus macrocarpa - native;-Alternate names- Burr oak, mossycup oak;-One of the few deciduous trees found in the park. The (9395f967-155d-4519-3e29-026eb0d16410)

File-Quercus macrocarpa - native;-Alternate names- Burr oak, mossycup ...

a leafy tree Quercus macrocarpa - native; Alternate names: Burr oak, mossycup oak; One of the few deciduous trees found in the park. The acorns have a hairy fringe around the edge. Keywords: tree; bur oak; oak

Wind Cave National Park, Administration & Operator's Building, Approximately 2.5 miles southeast of U.S. Route 385, Custer, Custer County, SD

Wind Cave National Park, Administration & Operator's Building, Approxi...

Survey number: HABS SD-9 Building/structure dates: 1935-1936 Initial Construction Building/structure dates: 1979 Subsequent Work

Wind Cave National Park, Administration & Operator's Building, Approximately 2.5 miles southeast of U.S. Route 385, Custer, Custer County, SD

Wind Cave National Park, Administration & Operator's Building, Approxi...

Survey number: HABS SD-9 Building/structure dates: 1935-1936 Initial Construction Building/structure dates: 1979 Subsequent Work

Wind Cave National Park, Administration & Operator's Building, Approximately 2.5 miles southeast of U.S. Route 385, Custer, Custer County, SD

Wind Cave National Park, Administration & Operator's Building, Approxi...

Survey number: HABS SD-9 Building/structure dates: 1935-1936 Initial Construction Building/structure dates: 1979 Subsequent Work

Helictite Bushes - Wind Cave national park

Helictite Bushes - Wind Cave national park

Helictites are one of the rarest and strangest formations found in Wind Cave. Bacteria may be responsible for the branching coral-like shape, but no one knows for sure. Most often, helictites are only a few inches long.

Little Brown Bat - National Parks Gallery

Little Brown Bat - National Parks Gallery

Though Wind Cave isn't known for having a large colony of bats, individual bats can often be seen near the natural entrance of the cave. Special measures are being taken at Wind Cave to prevent the spread of Wh... More

National parks: Sunflower - public domain image

National parks: Sunflower - public domain image

Sunflower, Annual Sunflower, Common Sunflower - Helianthus annuus

National parks: Sunrise - public domain image

National parks: Sunrise - public domain image

Looking Northeast from Pullout Along 385

Bull Elk - Wind Cave national park

Bull Elk - Wind Cave national park

Rocky Mountain Elk are an elusive resident of Wind Cave National Park. Preferring the forested habitat of the park by day, they can sometimes be seen grazing the prairie from dusk until dawn. The eerie bugle of... More

Breadroot Scurfpea- free images of flowers

Breadroot Scurfpea- free images of flowers

Psoralea esculenta / Pediomelum esculentum - native; Alternate names: Indian breadroot, Indian turnip, prairie turnip, prairie potato, silverleaf scurfpea; Blooms June - August; This plant was highly sought aft... More

CCC Road Contruction - National Parks Gallery

CCC Road Contruction - National Parks Gallery

CCC Road Contruction Public domain photograph of train tracks, road works, workers, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description Public domain photograph of train tracks, railroad works, ... More

Black Medic - Wind Cave national park

Black Medic - Wind Cave national park

Black Medic, Medicago lupulina Public domain photograph of a wildflower close up, nature, flowers, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rankin Ridge Fire Tower - Public Domain image, National Parks Gallery

Rankin Ridge Fire Tower - Public Domain image, National Parks Gallery

The fire tower on Rankin Ridge is closed to the public but can be seen from the Rankin Ridge Trail. It was built in 1956 to watch the park for fires.

Japanese Brome - Wind Cave national park

Japanese Brome - Wind Cave national park

Japanese Brome, Bromus japonicus Public domain photograph by National Parks Administration, nature conservation, tourism, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

False Buffalograss - Wind Cave national park

False Buffalograss - Wind Cave national park

False Buffalograss, Munroa squarrosa Public domain photograph by National Parks Administration, nature conservation, tourism, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

False Gromwell - Wind Cave national park

False Gromwell - Wind Cave national park

False Gromwell, Western Marbleseed, Onosmodium molle Public domain scan of drawing, botanical illustration, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

bull elk - Wind Cave national park

bull elk - Wind Cave national park

bull elk Public domain photograph of elk, wild animal, wilderness, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Purple Coneflower Seedhead - National Parks Gallery

Purple Coneflower Seedhead - National Parks Gallery

Purple Coneflower, Pale Purple Coneflower, Black Samson, Echinacea, Echinacea angustifolia, Seedhead

Wavyleaf Thistle - Wind Cave national park

Wavyleaf Thistle - Wind Cave national park

Wavyleaf Thistle, Cirsium undulatum Public domain photograph of a wildflower close up, nature, flowers, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Bur Oak - Wind Cave national park

Bur Oak - Wind Cave national park

Quercus macrocarpa - native; Alternate names: Burr oak, mossycup oak; One of the few deciduous trees found in the park. The acorns have a hairy fringe around the edge.

Common Yarrow - Wind Cave national park

Common Yarrow - Wind Cave national park

Common Yarrow, Western Yarrow, Achillea millefolium, A. lanulosa

Smooth Sumac - Wind Cave national park

Smooth Sumac - Wind Cave national park

Smooth Sumac, Rhus glabra Public domain photograph by National Parks Administration, nature conservation, tourism, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Meadow Rose - Wind Cave national park

Meadow Rose - Wind Cave national park

Meadow Rose, Smooth Rose, Rosa blanca Public domain photograph of a wildflower close up, nature, flowers, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

National parks: Clammyweed - public domain image

National parks: Clammyweed - public domain image

Clammyweed, Polanisia dodecandra Public domain photograph of a wildflower close up, nature, flowers, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Blue Flax - Wind Cave national park

Blue Flax - Wind Cave national park

Blue Flax, Wild Blue Flax, Lewis' Flax, Linum lewisii, L. perenne var. lewisii

Green Sagewort - Wind Cave national park

Green Sagewort - Wind Cave national park

Green Sagewort, Artemisia dracunculus Public domain scan of drawing, botanical illustration, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Western Salsify - Wind Cave national park

Western Salsify - Wind Cave national park

Western Salsify, Yellow Salsify, Goatsbeard, Tragopogon dubius

Common Evening Primrose - National Parks Gallery

Common Evening Primrose - National Parks Gallery

Common Evening Primrose, Oenothera villosa Public domain scan of drawing, botanical illustration, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Green Sagewort - Wind Cave national park

Green Sagewort - Wind Cave national park

Green Sagewort, Artemisia dracunculus Public domain photograph by National Parks Administration, nature conservation, tourism, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Pasque Flower- free images of flowers

Pasque Flower- free images of flowers

Pulsatilla patens - native; Alternate names: Prairie smoke, goslinweed, prairie crocus, May flower; Blooms March - May; State flower of South Dakota. Covered with dense silver hairs, often the first flower to b... More

Western Salsify - Wind Cave national park

Western Salsify - Wind Cave national park

Western Salsify, Yellow Salsify, Goatsbeard, Tragopogon dubius Public domain scan of drawing, botanical illustration, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

American Vetch - Wind Cave national park

American Vetch - Wind Cave national park

American Vetch, Vicia americana Public domain photograph of a wildflower close up, nature, flowers, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Bald Eagle in Flight - Public Domain image, National Parks Gallery

Bald Eagle in Flight - Public Domain image, National Parks Gallery

Bald eagles visit the park in the winter. Adults are easily identified by their obvious white head and tail. Young bald eagles can easily be mistaken for golden eagles as they do not get their full adult plumag... More

deer on crest of hill - Public Domain image, National Parks Gallery

deer on crest of hill - Public Domain image, National Parks Gallery

deer on crest of hill Public domain photograph of a deer, wild animal, wilderness, nature, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description Public domain photograph of elk, wild animal, natur... More

National parks: Yucca - public domain image

National parks: Yucca - public domain image

Yucca, Small Soapweed, Spanish Bayonet, Yucca, Small Soapweed, Spanish Bayonet, Yucca glauca

Bluestem Pricklypoppy - Wind Cave national park

Bluestem Pricklypoppy - Wind Cave national park

Bluestem Pricklypoppy, Crested Pricklypoppy, Intermediate Pricklypoppy, Annual Pricklypoppy, Argemone polyanthermos Public domain photograph of a wildflower close up, nature, flowers, free to use, no copyright... More

National parks: Boxwork - public domain image

National parks: Boxwork - public domain image

Calcite is usually white or cream colored, but often becomes brown, yellow, or red when stained by rust from surrounding rocks.

Jerusalem Artichoke - Wind Cave national park

Jerusalem Artichoke - Wind Cave national park

Jerusalem Artichoke, Helianthus tuberosus Public domain photograph of a wildflower close up, nature, flowers, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

False Dandelion - Wind Cave national park

False Dandelion - Wind Cave national park

False Dandelion, Mountain Dendelion, Pale Agoseris, Agoseris glauca Public domain photograph of a wildflower close up, nature, flowers, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

National parks: Fireweed - public domain image

National parks: Fireweed - public domain image

Fireweed, Great Willow-Herb, Epilobium angustifolium

Field Mint - Wind Cave national park

Field Mint - Wind Cave national park

Field Mint, Common Mint, Mentha arvensis Public domain scan of drawing, botanical illustration, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Canada Thistle- free images of flowers

Canada Thistle- free images of flowers

Circium arvense - invasive; Blooms June - July; More info: Public domain photograph of a wildflower close up, nature, flowers, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Breadroot Scurfpea - Wind Cave national park

Breadroot Scurfpea - Wind Cave national park

Breadroot Scurfpea, Indian Breadroot, Indian Turnip, Prairie Turnip, Prairie Potato, Psoralea esculenta, Pediomelum esculentum

American Licorice - Wind Cave national park

American Licorice - Wind Cave national park

American Licorice, Wild Licorice, Glycyrrhiza lepidota

Cave Restoration Camp 2007 - Public Domain image, National Parks Gallery

Cave Restoration Camp 2007 - Public Domain image, National Parks Galle...

Cave Restoration Camp 2007 Public domain photograph by National Parks Administration, nature conservation, tourism, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Solomon's Seal - Wind Cave national park

Solomon's Seal - Wind Cave national park

Solomon's Seal, Polygonatum biflorum Public domain photograph by National Parks Administration, nature conservation, tourism, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Golden Currant- free images of flowers

Golden Currant- free images of flowers

Golden Currant, Flowering Currant, Buffalo Currant, Ribes odoratum, Ribes aureum Public domain scan of drawing, botanical illustration, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Unripe Chokecherries - Wind Cave national park

Unripe Chokecherries - Wind Cave national park

Prunus virginiana - native; Alternate names: Bitter-berry, Virginia bird cherry, western chokecherry; Blooms April - July; Although the tart berries have a large pit, they are edible once they turn black. The b... More

Cave Restoration Camp 2007 - Public Domain image, National Parks Gallery

Cave Restoration Camp 2007 - Public Domain image, National Parks Galle...

Cave Restoration Camp 2007 Public domain photograph of quarry workers, mining, miners, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

White Coralberry - Wind Cave national park

White Coralberry - Wind Cave national park

White Coralberry, Snowberry, Wolfberry, Symphoricarpos albus

Western Wallflower - Wind Cave national park

Western Wallflower - Wind Cave national park

Western Wallflower, Erysimum asperum Public domain photograph of a wildflower close up, nature, flowers, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

National parks: Sunrise - public domain image

National parks: Sunrise - public domain image

Sunrise Look East Long 385 South

Red Clover - Wind Cave national park

Red Clover - Wind Cave national park

Red Clover, Trifolium pratense Public domain scan of drawing, botanical illustration, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Marsh Smartweed - Wind Cave national park

Marsh Smartweed - Wind Cave national park

Marsh Smartweed, Polygonum coccineum Public domain photograph of a wildflower close up, nature, flowers, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

National parks: Squirreltail - public domain image

National parks: Squirreltail - public domain image

Squirreltail, Elymus elymoides, Sitanion hystrix Public domain photograph by National Parks Administration, nature conservation, tourism, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Low Larkspur - Wind Cave national park

Low Larkspur - Wind Cave national park

Low Larkspur, Little Larkspur, Delphinium bicolor Public domain photograph of a wildflower close up, nature, flowers, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Cave Restoration Camp 2007 - Public Domain image, National Parks Gallery

Cave Restoration Camp 2007 - Public Domain image, National Parks Galle...

Cave Restoration Camp 2007 Public domain photograph by National Parks Administration, nature conservation, tourism, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Cave Restoration Camp 2007 - Public Domain image, National Parks Gallery

Cave Restoration Camp 2007 - Public Domain image, National Parks Galle...

Cave Restoration Camp 2007 Public domain photograph of quarry workers, mining, miners, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Liesegang rings, Wind Cave National Park, 2014.

Liesegang rings, Wind Cave National Park, 2014.

While the precise mechanism for Liesegang ring formation is not entirely known, a precipitation process is thought to be the catalyst for Liesegang ring formation referred to as the 'Ostwald-Liesegang supersatu... More

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