Green Badlands in North Dakota!
The badlands of North Dakota, including Theodore Roosevelt National Park, are usually…..bad! That is, they are rugged and sometimes can seem lifeless in their starkness. But not this summer! Above average rainfall created lush green! Brenda Hildebrant-Messer photographed the south unit of the park and captured the beautiful green landscape.
Rainbows in the Badlands!
Along with frequent rains come frequent rainbows. They are a refreshing sight in the Beautiful Badlands of North Dakota.
Wild Horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Unique to the south unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park are wild roaming horses. They are the result of stray bands of horses which were not captured and removed from the park when it was fenced in 1954. Read about their fascinating history here: Horse Background and History
The horses are one of the main attractions of the park. You’ll find even more photos and insight about them here: Have You Visited the Free Roaming Horses of Theodore Roosevelt National Park?
Thank you! to Brenda Hildebrant-Messer for sharing her photos. Do you have photos to share? Do you love to write about western North Dakota and eastern Montana? Let us know! Just message us on our Facebook page Beautiful Badlands ND.
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