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4-17-24 Mollies, grizzlies
posted by Laurie Lyman

April 17, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Grizzly and Wolf Report from Bill H ~  Thirty-six degrees with light snow in Gardiner but 28 degrees at Boulder Pullout in the morning warming up to 35 degrees.  The snow stopped coming ... Continue reading


Yellowstone County offers free soil testing checking for lead
posted by Dave Hornoff

April 17, 2024 — BILLINGS, Mont. - Yellowstone County residents may have their soil tested for lead for free at Gainan's Heights Flowers at the Heights location in Billings Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. RiverStone He ... Continue reading


Select Yellowstone National Park roads open to public April 19 | Northwest - NCWLIFE.com NCWLIFE.com
posted by Dave Hornoff

April 17, 2024 — Select Yellowstone National Park roads open to public April 19 | Northwest - NCWLIFE.com NCWLIFE.com MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – Beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2024, ... Continue reading


4-16-24 Rescues, ?Junction pup, grizzlies
posted by Laurie Lyman

April 16, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ From David and Stephanie O ~  We encountered very heavy fog first at Phantom Lake this morning. Visibility was 40 yards at best and we slowed to a crawl.  At Slough, there& ... Continue reading


4-15-24 Junctions and grizzlies
posted by Laurie Lyman

April 15, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Report from David and Stephanie ~  It was a wonderful morning at Slough Creek. By 6:30 AM, seven Junctions were visible...4 blacks and 3 grays led by 907 and the alpha male.  ... Continue reading


4-14-24 Junctions, grizzlies
posted by Laurie Lyman

April 14, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ From David and Stephanie O ~  Still no major activity at the bison carcass at Blacktail Ponds. The carcass has not yet been penetrated. Both 907 and the alpha male were present a ... Continue reading


4-13-24 Junctions, grizzly
posted by Laurie Lyman

April 13, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Grizzly and wolf report from Bill H ~  Early this morning I walked out to Bob’s Knob.  Paul H was already there and had animals.  The colorful grizzly was on the new bison ca ... Continue reading


4-12-24 Junction, grizzlies and other wildlife
posted by Laurie Lyman

April 12, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Grizzly and Wolf report from Bill H ~  Around 7:15am there was action near the old carcass in Crystal Drainage. Rick M had a grizzly near the carcass but was out of sight when I arrived. &nb ... Continue reading


4-11-24 Junctions, grizzly
posted by Laurie Lyman

April 11, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ From Bill H ~  Just after daylight, Paul H from the Slough Creek restroom had a gray, the pup, and two black wolves on the west side of Crystal Drainage.  I was at the Lamar River Bridg ... Continue reading


4-10-24 Junctions, grizzly, swans
posted by Laurie Lyman

April 10, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Report from Bill H ~  Paul H walked down to Bob’s Knob this morning.  He had a black and a gray near the Slough den early.  When I arrived, he had a collared gray slowly ... Continue reading


4-9-24 wolves, moose, grizzly
posted by Laurie Lyman

April 9, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ From Kim and Joyce C ~  We saw a moose at Warm Creek at 6:45AM.  At 7:00AM, we saw 4 moose south of Soda Butte Midpoint.  At 1:00PM, Joyce found a single wolf of Specimen Ri ... Continue reading


4-8-24 Rescue, Junction 1478F, moose, otters
posted by Laurie Lyman

April 8, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ From Bill H ~  At about 7:00AM, Kevin M had at least six blacks and three grays from the Rescue Pack near Geode Pond, where Christmas bear was out many years ago, moving west on the north si ... Continue reading


4-7-24 Junctions and other critters
posted by Laurie Lyman

April 7, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ From Grant J, Yellowstone Safari Company ~  Fresh snow across the landscape this morning as we entered the North Gate a little after 8am. There has been an enormous herd of Bison grazi ... Continue reading


Individual cited for illegally possessing live wolf
posted by Dave Hornoff

April 7, 2024 — CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KIFI) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department investigated and cited an individual who was found to be in possession of a live wolf. The individual was cited for a misdemeanor violation of ... Continue reading


4-6-24 Report on YNP Rattlesnakes from Grant Johnson
posted by Laurie Lyman

April 6, 2024 — It's April in Yellowstone.  Bears are waking up, birds are returning to the landscape, the grass is beginning to turn green, and we discovered another tell-tale sign of Spring yesterday.  S ... Continue reading


4-6-24 ?wolves, other wildlife
posted by Laurie Lyman

April 6, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Report from the Brown family ~  We entered the park at 6:30AM.  It was overcast and cold.  Our first stop was the Blacktail where we glassed with no luck.  Just past Hell ... Continue reading


4-5-24 Rescues, grizzly, other wildlife
posted by Laurie Lyman

April 5, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Report from the Chris Brown and sons for 4/5/24 ~  At 7:05 we spotted the Rescue Creek Wolves from Nature Trail.  We counted 5 blacks and 2 grays.  Their stomachs were visibly ... Continue reading


4-4-24 Rescues, ?wolves
posted by Laurie Lyman

April 4, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ From Bill H ~  I had howling from group of wolves south of Curve at 6:20 am and a lone howl at the bottom of Junction Butte. Kevin M and I had two blacks and one gray.  We had a total o ... Continue reading


Gardiner Earthday
posted by Dave Hornoff

April 4, 2024 — SATURDAY, APRIL 20TH STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS ON THE ANNUAL GARDINER COMMUNITY EARTH DAY CLEAN UP INCLUDING, EWASTE RECYCLING, COMMUNITYCOOKOUT, HIGHWAY TRASH PICK-UP & MORE. COMING IN NEXT WEEK’ ... Continue reading


Paradise Valley Events
posted by Dave Hornoff

April 4, 2024 — Paradise Valley Events Thursday, April 4 - Matt Miller at the Old Saloon Friday, April 5 - Chandler Huntley w/ Brady Lux & Luke Stockwell at the Old Saloon Friday & Saturday, April 5 & 6 - Three E ... Continue reading


Be Bear Aware When Recreating Outdoors
posted by Dave Hornoff

April 4, 2024 — FWP Reminder: Be Bear Aware When Recreating Outdoors Remove or secure food attractants and keep a clean campsite HELENA – As spring weather approaches, we’re all anxious to head outdoors, and bear ... Continue reading


4-3-24 1 black wolf, 3 other ?wolves, grizzlies
posted by Laurie Lyman

April 3, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Report from Helena E ~  I drove through Mammoth at 5:30am in the dark with 39 degrees out. Much warmer in the predawn hours than yesterday. I stopped to listen in the dark at the usual place ... Continue reading


The song of the mountain bluebird returns to Jackson
posted by Dave Hornoff

April 3, 2024 —     JACKSON, Wyo. — If a streak of blue is seen amongst all the melting snow, it could be the return of the mountain bluebird. Mountain bluebirds (Sialia currucoides) are among the ... Continue reading


YELLOWSTONE SONGWRITER FESTIVAL 2024
posted by Dave Hornoff

April 3, 2024 — YELLOWSTONE SONGWRITER FESTIVAL 2024 September 5-7, 2024 Cody, WY HOME » ALL MUSIC FESTIVALS » USA FESTIVALS » WEST US » WY ... Continue reading


Cycling opens at Yellowstone National Park West Entrance, Mammoth Hot Springs
posted by Dave Hornoff

April 3, 2024 — MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY — Yellowstone National Park announced beginning April 2 spring bicycling will open between the park's west entrance and Mammoth Hot Springs. Bicycles will also be permitted f ... Continue reading


4-2-24 Rescues, ?wolves
posted by Laurie Lyman

April 2, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Rescue Creek pack from Jeff  A. - I came into the park early from Gardiner.  It was going to be a beautiful day.  Charlie reported hearing a lone distant howl from the Nature ... Continue reading


2024 spring bicycling begins in Yellowstone National Park
posted by Dave Hornoff

April 2, 2024 — MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – Beginning Tuesday, April 2, bicyclists willing to brave the unpredictable weather of spring in Yellowstone National Park can ride 49 miles between the West Entrance in West Yel ... Continue reading


4-1-24 Junctions, grizzlies
posted by Laurie Lyman

April 1, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Junction Butte pack from Jeff  A. - I left Silver Gate in the dark under cold, clear skies.  I scoped at Dorothy's and Lamar Canyon West.  The first news of the morning was Bi ... Continue reading


3-31-24 Junctions
posted by Laurie Lyman

March 31, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Junction Butte pack from Jeff  A. - This morning I drove right to Hellroaring from Gardiner in the dark.  I assumed that the Junctions would still be in that area after t ... Continue reading


Moving the needle: Yellowstone superintendent honored for whitebark pine restoration work
posted by Dave Hornoff

March 31, 2024 — American Forests, the country’s oldest national nonprofit conservation organization, awarded its 2023 Forest Resilience Champion Award to Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Cam Sholly. The aw ... Continue reading


Yellowstone To Get Strong Winds, Snow Jackpot On Thursday
posted by Dave Hornoff

March 31, 2024 — Yellowstone National Park is supposed to get hammered with snow and wind on Thursday. Very gusty winds combined with nearly a foot of snow will make for dangerous conditions in the park and the surrounding area ... Continue reading


Pierce Brosnan fined for walking off trail in Yellowstone National Park thermal area
posted by Dave Hornoff

March 31, 2024 — Mammoth, Wyo. — Actor Pierce Brosnan, who pleaded guilty Thursday to stepping off a trail in a thermal area during a November visit to Yellowstone National Park, was caught after posting pictures onl ... Continue reading


3-30-24 Junctions, moose, owl
posted by Laurie Lyman

March 30, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Junction Butte pack from Jeff  A. - It was a clear, cold morning as I left Gardiner in the dark.  My first stop was Nature Trail to listen in the predawn silence.  I had ... Continue reading


3-29-24 Grizzly! Rescues, Junctions, 5 ?Wolves
posted by Laurie Lyman

March 29, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Grizzly from Steve J ~  At 8:00AM we stopped at Slough Creek to see if anything was happening. There wasn’t anyone else there, so I decided to walk out to the knob across the street so ... Continue reading


3-28-24 Junctions
posted by Laurie Lyman

March 28, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~  Junction butte wolves from Jeff  A. - As I rolled into the park from Gardiner, it started to lightly snow.  As the sun rose, it was a gloomy day with poor visibility.&nb ... Continue reading


New ruling pares down wolf trapping season in Sawtooths, northern Idaho — Judge finds wolf traps 'reasonably likely' to kill grizzly bears
posted by Dave Hornoff

March 28, 2024 — A federal court ruling issued Tuesday, March 19, considerably shortened wolf trapping and snaring seasons in four of seven regions of Idaho over concerns that more grizzly bears could be maimed or killed by w ... Continue reading


Genetic diversity critical for survival of gray wolves
posted by Dave Hornoff

March 28, 2024 — Since a reintroduction campaign began in 1998, about 10 Mexican gray wolves have been placed in the Southwest each year, and for them to further thrive, experts said genetic diversity is critical.Gray ... Continue reading


Donor gives $40 million for Yellowstone National Park employee housing
posted by Dave Hornoff

March 28, 2024 — An anonymous donor has given Yellowstone National Park $40 million. But it's not to preserve nature or wildlife, it's to build housing that park staff can afford to live in. More than 3,000 people work in ... Continue reading


Idaho to discuss wolf trapping changes in wake of court ruling for grizzlies
posted by Dave Hornoff

March 28, 2024 — Idaho will have to change its rules for wolf trapping to avoid harming federally-protected grizzly bears, according to a federal court decision. The case was filed by 13 conservation groups ... Continue reading


3-27-24 Junctions, Rescues, 1 lone wolf, lots of other critters
posted by Laurie Lyman

March 27, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ From Grant J, Yellowtone Safari ~  Very light winds and a beautiful sunrise emerging as we entered the North Gate just before 7am.There were Bison, Elk, Pronghorn, and Mule Deer all vis ... Continue reading