The PNW wouldn’t be what it is without its state and national parks and those whose mission it is to protect said lands – namely the National Park Service. And while their official mission is to preserve the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of their visitors, it looks like their social media team is trying to make people laugh in the process. Here are some of the best tweets from the National Park Service Twitter.
We’re looking at you, overzealous hikers. It’s always good to get out of your comfort zone but within reason, especially when safety is on the line.
Trails often look more flat on the map.
— National Park Service (@NatlParkService) January 20, 2023
The NPS is reminding you that while the wildlife you encounter outdoors may be cute, it probably doesn’t feel the same about you.
What do you get when you cross an elk with a bison?
Hurt. You get hurt. pic.twitter.com/EVLTdrbMB4
— National Park Service (@NatlParkService) January 19, 2023
You might as well leave the plants alone while you’re at it.
“You saying you want a piece of me?!?”- Frank Costanza
This saguaro is ready to drop you like a bag of dirt. Be the bigger succulent and don’t engage. 🌵 pic.twitter.com/ic9CAMFhJF
— National Park Service (@NatlParkService) January 3, 2023
Another good old salient reminder that there’s no better weather person than yourself.
You know it’s cold outside when you go outside and it’s cold.
— National Park Service (@NatlParkService) January 18, 2023
They do like to play mind games every once in a while though.
The plural of moose is moose.
Or is it?
Nah, it’s moose.
— National Park Service (@NatlParkService) January 10, 2023
They also use their knowledge of local wildlife to remind visitors of important things like speed limits.
“Uh, guys? I don’t think he’s going the speed limit…”
Bald Eagles can cruise at speeds of 30-35 miles per hour! Flying is one thing, but this eagle would be in trouble if it were driving at that speed! Remember to always follow posted speed limits in national parks. pic.twitter.com/CZvYwjHkID
— Fort Pulaski NM (@FortPulaskiNPS) January 5, 2023
And they like to remind you that you probably don’t know as much as you think but that that’s the perfect excuse to learn something new.
Me: “I’m an expert at identifying birds.”
Friend: “OK, what about those ones flying over there?”
Me: “Yep, they’re all birds.
— National Park Service (@NatlParkService) January 5, 2023