The Big Bend National Park located on the border with Mexico is a paradise for hikers. Those looking for a long trail through the Chihuahuan Desert stay in tents and at night enjoy the spectacular star gazing opportunities. There is no light pollution far and wide and as such the park was recently named the "International Dark Sky Park". Despite the harsh desert environment, the park has more than 1200 species of plants (including 60 cactus species), over 600 species of vertebrates, and about 3600 insects. Most of the animals are not visible in the day, particularly in the desert and the Big Bend comes alive at night, with many of the animals foraging for food.