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Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 10/ 8/2010

National parks: There's an app for that

By Associated Press

A new mobile app gives visitors tips on 50 popular national parks -- how to get there, what it costs, what animals you might see and whether you should let the dog chew on those berries.

West Virginia's New River Gorge National River park, for example, is free year-round and home to the endangered running buffalo clover and the American elderberry, which you should keep the dogs and children away from.

The app released Friday by the Washington-based National Parks Conservation Association is free and works on iPhones, iPads and iPods.

The app lists plants and animals found in each park, along with photos and recordings of bird calls. The guide also has listings of poisonous and dangerous plants and animals and threatened or endangered species.

-- Associated Press

By Associated Press  | October 8, 2010; 10:40 AM ET
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