Nature & Science

The reason why the founding fathers of Acadia National Park went through all the hardships was to ensure the safety and preservation of the natural wonder that is present in this land of Maine. The park presents its visitors ample opportunities to explore and view the beauty of nature. For those who love the natural sciences, Acadia National Park with its abundant wildlife and plant life offers researchers ample opportunities to work in peace and tranquility.

Visitors coming to Acadia National Park will find no lack of natural and scientific activities. There are private and commercial activities that take you around the park showing and explaining to you the different species of animals and plants, and the different ecological factors that affect the ecosystem of the area.

Animals

Spread across 47,000 acres, Acadia National Park is home to more than 40 species of animals. Keep in mind that the variety and number of animals you see is mostly a matter of coincidence and luck. If there is anything more famous than Acadia National Park’s mountain ranges and beaches, it is the diverse and abundant wildlife. Habitat preferences and seasonal cycles of movement determine where a particular animal might be at a given time. Animals are mostly seen during feeding times as they come out into the open looking for food. READ MORE

Plants

Even though Acadia National Park covers only one percent of Maine’s land area, more than fifty percent of the forests and plant life grows within the parks boundaries. Research activities are common at Acadia as researchers collect specimens of algae, fungi, and other plants throughout the year. They are deposited at the herbarium which is administered on a joint-administration basis by the College of the Atlantic and Acadia National Park. READ MORE

Natural Features & Ecosystems

One of the many reasons why the founding fathers of Acadia National Park went through all the difficulties was to ensure the preservation of the natural ecosystem of this land of Maine. The park presents its visitors ample opportunities to explore and view the beauty of it beautiful natural wonders. Visitors coming to Acadia National Park will find no lack of natural and scientific activities. There are private and commercial activities that take you around the park showing you the different ecological spots of the park. READ MORE

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