Yellowstone National Park

By: Faith Clarke

I already know this

There is a lot of nature in Yellowstone Park and there is a few geysers. One of the most well-known geysers is there and it is called Old Faithful. In the story Walk Two Moons they briefly visit Yellowstone Park so Gram can see Old Faithful.

History Lesson

Yellowstone was established in 1872 as Americas first National Park. In 1992 they hit a record high of 3,000,000 million visitors for that whole year. Native Americans inhabited Yellowstone for over 12,000 years. Fossils in the are date back to the mid-end of the Jurassic Period. Yellowstone Caldera is a 640,000 year old geologic feature. Yellowstone has experienced over 3 catastrophic explosions in about the last 2.1 million years.

Facts

Yellowstone has about 300 active geysers and about 40 major waterfalls. Yellowstone park is an actual active volcano and Yellowstone has about 2,000 earthquakes yearly. If you added Delaware and Rhode Island together then Yellowstone Park would still be bigger.

Nature

In Yellowstone there is about 67 species of mammals, 330 species of birds, 16 species of fish, 4 species of amphibians, and 6 species of reptiles. Yellowstone houses 3 plant species that you can not find in any part of the world. The 3 rare species are Ross's Bentgrass, Yellowstone Sand Verbena, and Yellowstone Sulfur Wild Buckwheat.