Grasslands National Park

Sasaatchtwan, Canada By Dawson

Physical Features

The physical features of Grasslands National Park at first appear empty but a wavy form of plains is what you will see. There are twisting and turning rivers and rich sloughs. The summers are hot and dry and the winters are cold . The park is one of the highest points in the west block Grasslands. The untouched badlands are multicolored and has also shows a 60 million year eroded strata.

Wildlife

The wildlife in Grasslands National Park are prairie dogs, pronghorn, coyote, red fox, mule deer and numerous small mammals. There are rare reptiles and amphibians and there more likely to be seen by the Frenchmen River valley or in the prairies. The reptiles and amphibians are prairie rattlesnakes and horned toads. The pronghorns in Canada are compared to a deer in Iowa. When you hear the name prairie dogs you might think of a dog but they are a mole/squirrel.

Some of the wildlife animals

Vegetation/Plants

The plants that are in Grassland National Park is prairie fauna, two rare grass, prickly pear cactus and gumbo evening primrose. Grassland National Park is filled with two rare prairie grasses. One of the grasses is called the Green Needle and that is main grass in Grassland National Park. The gumbo evening primrose is a rose that changes a color each 24 hours. There is a cactus called the prickly pear cactus and it breathes oxygen only at night instead of all day.

Tourist Facilities/Things to do there

Things to do at Grassland National Park is watching the prairie dogs from a big hill with binoculars. You can also do bike rides around the pains and the mountains. People can have elephant rides and see wild animals. Many people also can sleep in Indians teepees or sleep at there houses. People can also pick up dinosaur fossils but can not keep them.