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This interactive field guide to the wildlife and plants of 100 National Parks includes all the birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians you'll encounter while visiting a park as well as helps you identify native trees and wildflowers. Created for the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), the guide is also full of useful information about each park such as major sites within it, directions, hours and fees, links, and phone numbers to make reservations or get more information.
The NPCA National Parks Field Guides will help you do all sorts of things--- find out what species of bird you just saw on the beach in Cape Cod, learn what grizzly bears eat for dinner in Denali, know when porcupine mating season begins in the Shenandoah or identify the trees you find in Yosemite.
It's comprehensive-- all native birds and animals are included, along with photos, in-depth descriptions, audio, field marks and more. Users can also search for Endangered Species or Poisonous/Dangerous species native to any of the 100 national parks featured.
The 100 parks included are a representative sampling of the hundreds of parks in the national park system that support critical wildlife habitat – from seashores and recreational areas to riverways and historical sites.
Intended for novices and experts alike, the guide’s design and content selection maximize its accessibility and ease-of-use so that users can easily find within the guide the wildlife they are most likely to encounter. No other field guide matches the content and capabilities of this mobile field guide.
The field guide was developed for the National Parks Conservation Association by eNature.com. At the heart of this mobile app is eNature’s comprehensive, geographically segmentable database of U.S. wildlife, both animals and plants. eNature.com’s core content of wildlife information includes almost 6,000 individual species and originated with the same data set used to create the printed Audubon Field Guides. All the data has been carefully reviewed and vetted by leading biologists, zoologists and other natural history specialists. eNature.com has consistently been one of the Internet's most-visited sites for nature and wildlife information and has won numerous awards and accolades.
What's New in Version 2.0
-Doubled number of National Parks included to 100
Amazingly complete and useful
Love this app - there are SO many pictures, calls, and so much information. I found it really convenient when I used it this past weekend. Worked perfectly on my 3gs even when we were pretty far from civilization. Found out what I always thought was the cry of a red-tailed hawk was actually a sharp-shinned hawk-- very cool. While I hear folks who want to be able to download it all onto their phone, it's a huge app and I don't think I want all that data clogging up my iPhone. To each his own!
It seems this app still has some bugs to work out when trying to back out of an area or animal description the app crashes. The simplicity is kinda to simple as well. Adding in locations of most common sightings would be beneficial as well. This app has potential to be pretty awesome just needs a little TLC. Can't wait for the next update.
Interesting but quite simplified. App uses some out of date taxonomy. Repeats species lists for broad swaths of the environment. Not specific to the park. Gives very general natural history information. The woodrat species is incorrect for Blue Ridge Parkway (Alleghany Woodrat) and Smokies (correct name is Eastern Woodrat). The picture of a bobcat in Blue Ridge Parkway seems to be from California. Bobcats look different in the eastern US.