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State park rangers always get questions, and with their training in the outdoors and managing natural resources, they usually have the answers or can find them right away. Here, our rangers answer some of the questions they’re frequently asked and take on topics that can expand your knowledge of the natural world.

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Night Sounds; A hikers and campers guide to nature's nightlife

On the Ask a Ranger Podcast this month, we are going on a virtual hike and answering the question of “What’s that noise!?”  The sounds that we hear around us in the forest always evoke curiosity and wonder, but sometimes the sounds at night can add a bit of wariness. To help dispel some of the worry, let’s dissect the night and learn a little about nature’s nightlife. To hear the sounds for each animal, click on this link and listen to our Ask a Ranger Podcast:

How and why did you become a Park Ranger?

This is a question often asked of us. Each ranger has their own very unique and interesting journey into this profession.  Here is one ranger’s journey into the amazing career of a Park Ranger. 

It’s a snake! But what kind?

Snakes! Just thinking about snakes can strike fear into the biggest and bravest people. People are often afraid when they feel unsafe or think something is dangerous. The fear of snakes, as with any fear, can be decreased with a little bit of knowledge about our legless park reptiles. So here are a few ranger tips to help you out!