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Near Hulett in Crook County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Life Above and Below Ground

Devils Tower National Monument

 
 
Life Above and Below Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 27, 2010
1. Life Above and Below Ground Marker
Inscription.  Above ground, prairie dogs are usually looking for plants to eat, eating, or scanning for predators. At a warning bark, prairie dogs dive into a dark city of tunnels, where they spend more than half their lives. They play an important role in the prairie ecosystem. Their habits change the environment, resulting in increased plant and animal diversity.

Eradication programs have reduced the black-tailed prairie dog’s range from thousands of square miles to a few scattered preserves like this one at Devils Tower National Monument. Prairie dogs now inhabit about two percent of the area they occupied 200 years ago.

Two hundred years ago, black-tailed prairie dogs lived throughout most of the Great Plains.

Safety for Prairie Dogs and People
 
Erected by
Life Above and Below Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Google Street View (©2014 Google), July 2013
2. Life Above and Below Ground Marker
Prairie Dog Town
View to southeast from Wyoming Route 110
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National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Animals.
 
Location. 44° 35.148′ N, 104° 42.469′ W. Marker is near Hulett, Wyoming, in Crook County. Marker is on State Highway 110 0.4 miles east of NPS Administration Building Driveway, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hulett WY 82720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. What Are Those Big Concrete Pyramids Down by the River? (approx. 0.3 miles away); People of the Land (approx. half a mile away); Buried Tower (approx. 0.6 miles away); How Did the Tower Form? (approx. 0.6 miles away); Devils Tower ... the first National Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Friends, Family, and Fun (approx. 0.7 miles away); Devils Tower (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Devils Tower (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hulett.
 
Also see . . .
1. Devils Tower National Monument. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on February 23, 2014.) 

2. Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Fact Sheet. From the Defenders of Wildlife website. (Submitted on February 23, 2014.) 
 
Devils Tower image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 27, 2010
3. Devils Tower
View to north from marker
Black-Tailed Prairie Dog image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 27, 2010
4. Black-Tailed Prairie Dog
As viewed from marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 23, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 406 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 23, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
 
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Jun. 17, 2021