Notice! Care2 will go offline for site maintenance July 28 at 9pm PST. Thanks
START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
2,487,385 people care about Environment & Wildlife

Halloween Special! 7 Creepy Critters In Your Local Park (Slideshow)

  • 7 of 7

7.  Mountain Pine Beetle

Having seen the devastation that this tiny creature has wrought in Rocky Mountain National Park, I really hate this one. The Mountain Pine Beetles are working their way across parts of the United States, destroying thousands of acres of trees. Even worse, climate change is helping them, since they move faster in warmer climes. There is really no way to stop this onslaught. Mountain Pine Beetles have impacted more than 4 million acres since the first signs of outbreak in 1996.

Photo Credit: nrdc_media

Related Care2 Coverage

Superstorm Sandy Leaves A Path Of Devastation (And A Surprise!)

How Do Wild Animals Survive Hurricanes?

Owl Stuck In Halloween Spider Web Set Free

  • 7 of 7

Read more: , , , , , , , ,

quick poll

vote now!

Loading poll...

have you shared this story yet?

some of the best people we know are doing it


+ add your own
4:06PM PST on Feb 23, 2013


1:06AM PST on Dec 23, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

3:27PM PST on Dec 22, 2012


9:12AM PST on Dec 22, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

6:30AM PST on Nov 12, 2012

interesting article, thanks for sharing :)

7:42PM PST on Nov 4, 2012

Nothing worse that stepping on a cockroach with a bare foot in the dark. That's a feeling you'll have foreverr!

11:44AM PDT on Nov 2, 2012

I had the opportunity to handle snakes and tarantulas as a child at the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley, and so lost my fear of them while of course retaining the knowledge of what is poisonous. However, having lived in roach-riddled apartments in Chicago, I will never forget the horror of dealing with those vile creatures dancing on my kitchen counter. A lot of the insects I now encounter in my garden that might have previously grossed me out I now recognize as special treats for my chickens: worms, earwigs, grasshoppers - dried meal worms are known as "chicken crack".

6:06AM PDT on Nov 2, 2012

Ron B. i agree with you...

12:12AM PDT on Nov 2, 2012

am generally afraid of insects, so i try to minimise encounters with them outdoors and prevent them from coming indoors!

8:44PM PDT on Nov 1, 2012

Leaning no. They all have their place which hopefully is always outdoors.

add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

ads keep care2 free

Recent Comments from Causes

Almost every comment I leave on Care2, on a variety of subjects is Freedom of Choice. I have such a deep…

This is what happens when you allow religious fanatics to take over your government. American voters:…

Story idea? Want to blog? Contact the editors!
ads keep care2 free

more from causes

Animal Welfare

Causes Canada

Causes UK


Civil Rights


Endangered Wildlife

Environment & Wildlife

Global Development

Global Warming

Health Policy

Human Rights

LGBT rights


Real Food

Trailblazers For Good

Women's Rights

Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.