Month: October 2014

The Neighbors

There are a few towns near national parks and refuges that host some of the animals who “spill over” from the protected land. Gardiner, Montana is one of those towns.…
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When Nature is Allowed to Work

Because humans have effected so many parts of this earth it is becoming increasingly difficult to find areas with no or minimum human impact. Even our beloved Yellowstone is affected…
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The Fine Line of Wildlife Photography by Simon Jackson

The fine line of wildlife photography   It’s a great honour to be writing for the Yellowstone Daily – an exceptional forum dedicated to my favourite place on Earth, made more special…
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The Schwabacker’s Landing Beavers

I told you about the beaver family we met at Schwabacher’s Landing a little while back. One of the things that surprised me about those beavers is how interested the…
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Lamars Back in the Valley

The Lamar Canyons are back and today I realized my dream of seeing them run across Lamar Valley once again. For the amount of time I put in during the…
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Grizzly Day and the elk are everywhere

Over the past couple of days I have been all over the southern end of the park, east and west but excluding Old Faithful and the West Thumb. Early mornings…
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Trumpeter Swans in the Tetons

When we were in the Tetons recently we made a special attempt to find trumpeter swans. We used to find breeding trumpeters in Yellowstone. There was always a pair near…
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Front row seat

Well Martha I saw the darnedest thing today at work.  Two of the most beautiful creatures passed right by us - did not even glance our way or nothing, just…
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The bears are still out!

Only a couple of days ago a bison cow was seen stumbling around and unable to stand on her feet.  Josh reported that she would stand up, take a few…
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Rosie and Her Cubs Then and Now

In May a black bear everyone calls Rosie appeared with 3 brand new tiny cubs. At first the cubs just followed her around but very quickly they were playing with…
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Exploring the Yellowstone Landscape

This morning brought heavy rains and high winds to Yellowstone and so I stayed home, looking out the window and thinking that I should be out there in that park.…
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Jumping for joy…or food

Well, I was jumping for joy today because at last there was some action and some photos to take.  Not abundant by any means but enough to keep me entertained.…
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Carrington Island in Yellowstone Lake

I spend way more time taking photos of animals and not much time doing landscapes but a little while ago I got to go out on a boat on Yellowstone…
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The Wild Ones

During a time when Yellowstone has been unexpectedly slow I have driven frequently to Hayden Valley where I like to spend the last couple of weeks of the season due…
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Why Grizzly Bears and the “Bird Pines” are Dependent on Clark’s Nutcrackers

There are many species of pine trees in the Northern Hemisphere. Some of them have relatively light weight seeds, with wings, that are dispersed by wind. Some pines, such as…
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