Plant Conservation Kew

Plant Conservation in the Tropics Perspectives and Practice

You can often see deer just outside the park entrance, as well. Before you go out into the cold, be sure you prepare yourself and your gear for winter photography. It's never a competition that pitches fur and feathers against geysers and plants, for all are part of nature's full tapestry. Still, the attraction of wonderful wildlife viewing in Yellowstone National Park, a vast area that holds the largest concentration of wildlife in the lower 48 states, cannot be denied. The wildlife viewing potential for sightings of bears, bison, bald eagles, wolves, coyotes, lynx, marmots, ravens, moose, elk, mule deer, swans, pronghorns, and more make Yellowstone National Park a premiere wildlife viewing destination. On U. S. News and World Report's list of Best Adventure Vacations in the USA, Yellowstone National Park holds top ranking as the best adventure vacation in the United States. Yellowstone National Park scores high as a treasured attraction within America's park system. US News and World Report also has given other, notable rankings to Yellowstone. The national magazine notes the park is a tremendous economic plus in this time of family budgeting.

Wildlife Rescue

The berries are loved by many birds, including bluebirds. Best varieties: The hardiest varieties include 'Rutgers" and 'Yukon Belle', a dwarf variety called 'Apache' only grows to 5 feet tall. USDA Zones: 5 or 6 to 9 The spicebush is not only for the birds, but a favorite shrub of butterflies. This early blooming deciduous shrub feeds several varieties of birds on the autumn berries. If you want to entice swallowtail butterflies, then this is a good plant to add to the butterfly garden as well. Not only do the swallowtail butterflies love the flower nectar, but the butterfly larvae feed on the leaves making this a perfect butterfly host shrub. The spicebush gets its name from the spicy scent of the bark and leaves. It's grows slow in full sun to part shade with moist soil. The berries are only produced on the female plant so the male and female plants are needed for fruit production. Flowers and fruit: Pale yellow flowers in spring with red or orange berries in late summer or fall. Best varieties: A variety with orange-yellow berries is called 'Xanthocarpa" and a male pollinator shrub with large flowers is 'Green Gold' The flowering crabapple is a small deciduous tree that's loved by humans as well as birds.