Learn More About Critters
- Amphibians and Reptiles (including Snakes)
Find out more about mudpuppies, snakes in South Dakota, turtles and more.
- Baby Animals
about why you should leave wild animals in the wild. Wild animals do not make good pets. Despite their being raised by humans, they still retain some of their natural instincts. Often, people who keep wild animals are bitten or hurt when the animal reaches maturity. Wild animals are meant to be wild, just as domestic animals are meant to be cared for by humans. If you care, leave them there.
Here you can find information about birding in South Dakota as well as specific species information and download or order free bird booklets. Trail guides are also available for each region of the state.
Find out more details about the different fish species located in South Dakota.
- Insects and Invertebrates
Learn more about insects and invertebrates in South Dakota. There is also a field guide to butterflies available which covers the 177 butterfly species known to frequent this state.
From bats to mountain lions, river otters, prairie dogs, coyotes and more - you will find it here.