Tierra del Fuego National Park

Tierra del Fuego is the name for the region in the very southern part of South America, where the 'southern cone' breaks up into a mess of islands and channels. In 1960, a national park was established called the Tierra del Fuego National Park. It is the most southerly national park in Argentina. It makes a nice place to visit before or after a trip to Antarctica, as it is just outside the town of Ushuaia; it will be your last chance to see flowers, insects and songbirds! 

things you might see...

One of the more obvious and talked about things you'll see around the park are the lumps on trees; these are 'Darwin's Fungus'.

Darwin's Fungus (Tierra del Fuego National Park, Argentina)
Daisy, (Tierra del Fuego national park, Argentina)
Rhionaeschna variegata, a 'Blue-eyed Darners'

The 'Thorn-tailed Rayadtio' is a common bird of the southern forests and shrublands of southern South America.

Thorn-tailed Rayadito, (image by Damon Ramsey)Thorn-tailed Rayadito, (Tierra del Fuego National Park)

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