Archives for the ‘Discoveries (WordPress)’ Category

7 Splendiferous Signs of Summer in the Black Hills & Badlands 7 Splendiferous Signs of Summer in the Black Hills & Badlands By | Jun 21st, 2016 | Category: Arts and Culture, Attractions, Discoveries (WordPress), Events, Outdoor Recreation According to the calendar, Monday marked the first official day of summer 2016. But a quick look around the Black Hills and Badlands would easily show that summer is already well underway. Just consider these seven signs that prove the dog days of summer are here! 1. Hanging out at the watering holes. As the […]
Bison Expected to be Named the Official Mammal of the U.S. Bison Expected to be Named the Official Mammal of the U.S. By | May 8th, 2016 | Category: Arts and Culture, Attractions, Discoveries (WordPress), Events, Food and Dining, Outdoor Recreation, Photography The National Bison Legacy Act—a bipartisan bill designating the bison (also known as buffalo) as America’s official national mammal—has stampeded through both the House of Representatives and the Senate, and now awaits President Obama’s signature into law. As North America’s largest land mammal, the buffalo would join the ranks as an iconic American symbol alongside […]
Where in the World Is Mount Rushmore? Where in the World Is Mount Rushmore? By | Mar 15th, 2016 | Category: Arts and Culture, Discoveries (WordPress) We have a problem. In a recent Intrepid Travel survey of 2,000 people from across the U.S., only 60 percent could correctly identify South Dakota as the home state of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Clearly geography isn’t our strong suit… There’s even been some confusion within the tourism industry itself. We haven’t forgotten about this […]
Goat Tease: Mountain Goat Watching in the Black Hills Goat Tease: Mountain Goat Watching in the Black Hills By | Jan 7th, 2016 | Category: Discoveries (WordPress), Outdoor Recreation With climbing skills that rival Spiderman’s, striking lab-white fur coats and neat white Paul Bunyan beards, mountain goats are among the most unique mammalian residents of the Black Hills. Oreamnos americanus are bovid embodiments of American exceptionalism. They are their very own goats. They aren’t members of the Capra clan — neither the It’s a […]