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A “Minute Out In It” is a short video of nature in action. Enjoy these sights and sounds from Grand Canyon and be sure to look and listen for them during your next visit to the park.

 

Split Rock is located on Bright Angel Creek and along the North Kaibab Trail, above Cottonwood Campground and about 1/2 mile (.8km) below the Roaring Springs Ranger Station. (residence)

 

The North Kaibab Trail is the least visited but most difficult of the three maintained trails at Grand Canyon National Park. Almost a thousand feet higher at the trailhead than South Rim trails, hikers on the North Kaibab Trail pass through every ecosystem to be found between Canada and Mexico.

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Canyon Treefrog (Hyla arenicolor)
This small treefrog has variable pattern and color which allow it to match the color of its background extremely well. Restricted to riparian areas within the canyon, the canyon treefrog is often found in groups among boulders, to which it clings using its large adhesive toepads. They avoid predators using their natural camouflage and by limiting movement to when a predator comes near. Length: 1 ¼ – 2 ¼ inches. Diet: Insects

 

American Dipper (Cinclus mexicanus)
American dippers live and nest in riparian areas. They can walk under fast-moving water to feed, using their wings to stay submerged. They probe for aquatic insects and larvae, fish eggs, and small fish. Dippers bob up and down at up to 60 dips per minute. Their plump body type, like a beaver’s, and plentiful down adapt them to cold-water living. They may build their nests off moss behind waterfalls or cascades. The bird in the video has her nest behind Ribbon Falls.

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