It's "Awww"gust: Baby Season in the Parks

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With cute baby animals out and about, now’s a great time to explore your Golden National Parks. View this slideshow of some of the parks’ budding young stars, and then gather up your own little ones for an “awww”-some park adventure.

You can also view more photos of our parks (and submit your own) here.


Coyote (Canis latrans), photo by NPS / Kirke Wrench.


Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), photo by NPS / Kirke Wrench.




Garder Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)


Egret (Egretta thula) on Alcatraz during the bird breeding season, photo by Jessica Weinberg.


Juvenile Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) surveyed during electrofishing in Olema Creek, photo by Jessica Weinberg.


Racoon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), photo by Jessica Weinberg.


Black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus columbianus), photo by Jessica Weinberg.


Male California Quail (Callipepla californica) with chicks, photo by Jessica Weinberg.


San Bruno Elfin butterfly caterpillar (Callophrys mossii bayensis), photo by Christina Crooker.


Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), photo by Will Elder.


Bobcat cub (Lynx rufus), photo by Don Moseman.


Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus), photo by Don Moseman.


Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), photo by Don Moseman.


Bluebird (Sialia mexicana), photo by Don Moseman.

 

As ordered in the slideshow:

  • Coyote (Canis latrans), photo by NPS / Kirke Wrench.
  • Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), photo by NPS / Kirke Wrench.
  • Garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)
  • Egret (Egretta thula) on Alcatraz during the bird breeding season, photo by Jessica Weinberg.
  • Juvenile coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) surveyed during electrofishing in Olema Creek, photo by Jessica Weinberg.
  • Raccoon (Procyon lotor) in the Marin Headlands, photo by Jessica Weinberg.
  • Black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus columbianus), photo by Jessica Weinberg.
  • Male California Quail (Callipepla californica) with chicks, photo by Jessica Weinberg.
  • San Bruno Elfin Butterfly caterpillar (Callophrys mossii bayensis), photo by Christina Crooker.
  • Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), photo by Will Elder.
  • Bobcat cub (Lynx rufus), photo by Don Moseman.
  • Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus), photo by Don Moseman.
  • Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), photo by Don Moseman.
  • Bluebird (Sialia mexicana), photo by Don Moseman.