The Haystack Mounds (these yellow and red striped mounds are my very favorite part of the Badlands...normally the Badlands are very dry, so the green is quite unexpected.
The prickly pear cactus are blooming insane amounts this year...so i grabbed a few pics of those too.
This lovely little guy has the auspicious name of Gumbo Lily...much prettier than it sounds!
These rounded tops and sides are what give the Haystack Mounds their names.
I was enthralled with the watercolor like valley here...I've never seen colors like this in the badlands before.
The yucca are also in full bloom