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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Badlands National Park

This is the beginning the The Badlands. This was my first view of the Badlands as we traveled west on Interstate 90 in South Dakota.
The Badlands are so named due to being considered unsuitable for agriculture.

The rock formations are something to see.

The National Park has 39 mammals and 206 species of birds. We hoped to see buffalo and mustangs, but they eluded us. However, we did see prairie dogs...


...and bighorn sheep. They were grazing beside the road. Almost close enough we could have reached out the window and touched them.

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8 comments:

  1. Believe it or not, this is the area where my father was born!! An old homestead. Excellent photos...excellent.

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    1. I loved it out there. It was my first trip to that area. If it wasn't for the winters I would be ready to move.

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  2. Great trip -- The Badlands are beautiful when you get used to looking a little harder than you might have to in some places. You obviously know how to look -- thanks for sharing your sightings.

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  3. Welcome to Nature Notes Betty. I am happy to have you especially as you shared photos of a part of the country I have never been to, but would love too. We have such a diverse country of wonderful places to visit...Michelle

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    1. Thanks. I agree. My favorite vacations are those spent seeing this country.

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  4. we have visited the Badlands a couple of times and find it just remarkable. I know that you had a wonderful time seeing it all~

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  5. I loved the last photo! All your photos are great and I do remember you from your other blog! Your part of the world is so different from where I am in Canada.

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