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Turkey Vulture
Park E-Ventures Article
Here’s one “turkey” you might not want around your Thanksgiving dinner. The Turkey Vulture defecates on its feet, vomits as a defense, and feasts on carcasses. But it’s also one of the most fascinating animals in our parks. Learn how the GGRO is trying to unravel its mysteries.
Cobweb Thistle
Park E-Ventures Article
They’re green. They’re ghoulish. And they’re right here in the Golden Gate National Parks. Because of their name, their look, or their poison, these boo-tanical specimens are fit for a witch’s brew, a Halloween party, or a little shop of horror. Read on, if you dare….
One Tam Roving Ranger
Park E-Ventures Article
Our first “mobile trailhead” was a runaway success, so we’re proud to present our second Roving Ranger—a converted delivery truck that will serve as a roaming park ambassador for the One Tam initiative in Marin County. Step inside for a test drive!
Andy Goldsworthy "Spire"
Park E-Ventures Article
The nationwide Arts in the Parks program brings illuminating, inspirational, and thought-provoking pieces of art to public lands, from Ellis Island to Alcatraz Island. Learn about some exemplary artworks and exhibitions—and watch a video series that explains the program’s roots, impact, and future.
Home Land Security Exhibit
Park E-Ventures Article
Learn the story behind Home Land Security, an exhibition in the Presidio exploring complex themes of safety, national identity, and global security. Fittingly, the idea for this exhibition—open until December 18—was born halfway around the world.
Stinson Beach
Park E-Ventures Article
“Summer” is coming. Be prepared for when the temperature soars above the 60s this fall—discover the best beaches in your Golden Gate National Parks and learn important safety tips for any trip to the surf and shore.
Warming Hut
Park E-Ventures Article
Make sure you stay hydrated and well-fueled at these excellent (and ’grammable) nosh spots between Fort Mason and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Muir Woods with ranger and kids
Park E-Ventures Article
One hundred years ago on this date (Aug. 25), President Woodrow Wilson signed the Organic Act that created the National Park Service.
Park E-Ventures Article
What’s even better than catching a rare Pokémon? Spotting a seldom-seen raptor from Hawk Hill.
Golden Gate Bridge and fog
Park E-Ventures Article
August (aka “Fog-ust”) is descending upon us like a slick and clammy shroud. As you huddle together to preserve body heat, amaze your friends with five fun facts about the fog. Better yet, bring them to FOGG Fest at Baker Beach on August 20!
sea lion
Park E-Ventures Article
In honor of the upcoming Rio Olympics, we asked: Which animals are the best swimmers, divers, and fliers in these parklands and waters? They’re competing tooth-and-nail (and claw-and-tail) to claim the “gold” at Golden Gate! Find out which species stand atop the podium.
Humpback Whale
Park E-Ventures Article
In May 2016, just outside the Golden Gate (and off the coast of our Golden Gate National Parks), humpback whales were gathering in record numbers—and blue whales were making extremely rare spring appearances. What explains this massing of these mammoth mammals?