Haleakala National Park Plants

Hundreds of silverswords dotting a crater landscape are a spectacular example of Haleakala's unique flora. All the park's flora is equally outstanding. Except for some pervasive grasses, Haleakala's upper elevation forests and shrublands are entirely native. Most species are endemic;found nowhere but Hawaii. They survive here, now relying on the park staff intensive management efforts to control invasive non-native biota.

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November's Featured Park
The North Cascades have long been known as the North American Alps. Characterized by rugged beauty, this steep mountain range is filled with jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls and glaciers. North Cascades National Park Service Complex contains the heart of this mountainous region in three park units which are all managed as one and include North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas.
November's Animal
Badgers are animals of open country. Their oval burrows (ten inches across and four to six inches high) are familiar features of grasslands on sandy or loamy soils of the eastern plains or shrub country in mountain parks or western valleys.