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6-15-24 Junctions, Mollies, Wapiti, grizzlies
posted by Laurie Lyman

June 15, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Junction morning from Paul H ~  Early watchers on Dave’s Hill saw both pups playing and crawling over a bedded 907, who along with the alpha male, seem to like to bed below the Sa ... Continue reading


6-14-24 Junctions, Wapiti, grizzlies, moose
posted by Laurie Lyman

June 14, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Junctions from Paul H ~  Pre dawn came with distant flashes of lightning and a sprinkle of rain but soon gave way to a very nice morning. Up on Dave’s Hill we had a fun time shari ... Continue reading


6-13-24 Junction., Wapiti, grizzlies
posted by Laurie Lyman

June 13, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Junctions from Paul H ~  Early risers were rewarded by seeing nearly the entire Junction Butte pack in the den area. 907 was bedded and the two pups were playing below the den until a f ... Continue reading


6-12-24 Junctions, Wapiti, grizzlies, moose
posted by Laurie Lyman

June 12, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Junction from Paul H ~  Another morning of great weather and great wolf watching. Brian S. and I set up on Dave’s Hill before 5 am and had wolves in view for more than three and ... Continue reading


6-11-24 Junctions, Wapiti, grizzlies, moose, coyotes, badger
posted by Laurie Lyman

June 11, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Early report from Paul H ~  I started the morning with a quick look from Exclosure hoping the Mollie’s might have enjoyed their visit to Lamar so much they turned around and came back ... Continue reading


6-10-24 Junctions, Mollies, Wapiti, grizzlies
posted by Laurie Lyman

June 10, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Junction from Paul H ~  From Dave’s Hill in early light we saw one gray and one black adult wolf and one black pup in the Slough Den area. At 5:40 Gary reported the Mollie’s ... Continue reading


Wyoming mountain pass road collapses in 'catastrophic failure'
posted by Dave Hornoff

June 10, 2024 — The mountain pass is a well-traveled commuter link between small towns in eastern Idaho and the destination of Jackson. JACKSON, Wyo. — A large chunk of a twisting mountain pass road collapsed in Wyoming ... Continue reading


6-9-24 Junctions, Wapiti, grizzlies
posted by Laurie Lyman

June 9, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Junction morning from Paul H ~  We have had an active morning of wolf watching. I found 907 in the spring meadow at 4:54 am from Dave’s Hill and for the next three hours we had only a ... Continue reading


6-8-24 Junctions, Wapiti, grizzlies, moose
posted by Laurie Lyman

June 8, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Drove through Northeast this morning with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the 40’s.  It was a lovely morning but it warmed up fast to the mid 70’s.   Amazement neve ... Continue reading


Yellowstone National Park to allow bison population to grow
posted by Dave Hornoff

June 8, 2024 — Yellowstone National Park could increase the number of bison migrating into and out of the park known for its nomadic herds under a management plan released this week. The National Park Service released a plan ... Continue reading


Final Environmental Impact Statement for bison management at Yellowstone released
posted by Dave Hornoff

June 8, 2024 — MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyoming (KIFI) – The National Park Service (NPS) released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for a Bison Management Plan at Yellowstone National Park on June 6. The FEIS ... Continue reading


6-7-24 Junctions, grizzlies, report from down south, Junction evening
posted by Laurie Lyman

June 7, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Another day like yesterday with 40’s in the morning, 70’s late morning and 78 in the early evening.  People were shedding clothes all over the place.  I always say that the ... Continue reading


6-6-24 Junctions, Wapiti, grizzlies, Mollies
posted by Laurie Lyman

June 6, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Beautiful sunshiny day in Yellowstone with finally no wind.  Clear skies made for a cooler morning with 36 degrees warming up to 70 in the Soda Butte Valley around noon. Early Junction from ... Continue reading


Bill That Would Delist Gray Wolves Passes U.S. House—Will it Clear the Senate?
posted by Dave Hornoff

June 6, 2024 — Will it Clear the Senate? The "Trust the Science Act" would remove gray wolves from the Endangered Species List and prevent judges from striking the delisting down in federal cour   On April 30, the ... Continue reading


83-year-old woman gored by bison at Yellowstone National Park
posted by Dave Hornoff

June 6, 2024 — YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — An 83-year-old woman was seriously injured at Yellowstone National Park over the weekend after park rangers say she was gored by a bison that was "defending its space." Park o ... Continue reading


6-5-24 Grizzly with 5 coys! Junction, coyote pups, wolf and grizzly down south
posted by Laurie Lyman

June 5, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Fifty-four degrees as we came through Northeast this morning with sun and scattered clouds.  Junction morning from Wendy B ~  I started at Bob’s lot this morning, where Paul ... Continue reading


6-4-24 Junctions, Mollies, Rescues, grizzlies
posted by Laurie Lyman

June 4, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Morning report from Wendy B ~  I wondered if, after last night’s heavy rain and wind, I might find fallen trees in the road, but it was clear. The Soda Butte is running very high, caus ... Continue reading


6-3-24 Junctions, Mollies, Report from the south, grizzlies
posted by Laurie Lyman

June 3, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Morning report from Wendy B ~  Another overcast day with the distinct threat of rain. It was warm, though. 41 in Silver Gate. Rick and I started at the gravel lot but those on Dave’s ... Continue reading


6-2-24 Hayden, Junction, grizzlies
posted by Laurie Lyman

June 2, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Hayden report from Julie A ~  Four puppies as of yesterday!! Report from Wendy B ~  Last night, after I left, 907 was seen traveling up the hill to where we last saw the pup. ... Continue reading


6-1-24 Junctions, puppies Wapitis, grizzlies
posted by Laurie Lyman

June 1, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Morning Slough report from Wendy B ~  Another beautiful day in Yellowstone. I started at Slough around 5:30. We had a collared gray bedded near the Eastern Trees. A bit later, this gray ... Continue reading


5-31-24 Wapitis, Junctions, grizzlies
posted by Laurie Lyman

May 31, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Exciting news from Delwin and Suzanne P.  This morning we had two pups in Hayden along with 2 adults!  Tonight, we watched the Wapitis tonight from 4:39 pm until 7:30 pm and saw th ... Continue reading


5-30-24 Junctions, grizzlies
posted by Laurie Lyman

May 30, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~   Junction morning from Wendy B ~  It was 32 degrees this morning, with snow falling and a dusting on the cars. A west wind blew snow at the windshield for the first few miles of the dr ... Continue reading


5-29-24 Junctions, grizzlies and other wildlife
posted by Laurie Lyman

May 29, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~   Junction morning from Wendy B ~  Clear skies, a moon and a balmy 41 degrees at Northeast this morning. I went right to Slough and set up in the gravel lot. Nothing for a while, then a ... Continue reading


5-28-24 Junctions, Wapiti, grizzlies, other wildlife
posted by Laurie Lyman

May 28, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Junctions this morning from Maureen B ~  It was 33 degrees leaving SG this morning.  Coming in this afternoon, it was 73. It was a slow morning at the den.  Just before we ar ... Continue reading


5-27-24 Junctions, grizzlies, other wildlife
posted by Laurie Lyman

May 27, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ From Laurie ~  This is my opinion.  Several of you have emailed me about my thoughts about the Mollies and Junctions.  Before 1048M went to the Mollies, some of the Rescues, who of ... Continue reading


5-26-24 Junctions, Mollies, 1048M, grizzlies
posted by Laurie Lyman

May 26, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Report from Wendy B ~  Instead of moonlight this morning there were wisps of fog on the drive in. We spread out looking for Mollies from Confluence to Dorothy’s but struck out. So ... Continue reading


5-26-24 Story and photos 1048M and grizzlies from Jim F
posted by Laurie Lyman

May 26, 2024 — Hi Laurie ~ Well, I said if I got anything on the way out of the park I would send one more group of images so here they are.  First, we had a sub-adult grizzly in the narrows by the Yellowstone River.&nb ... Continue reading


5-25-24 Junctions, Mollies, Wapitis grizzlies, moose calf
posted by Laurie Lyman

May 25, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Junctions from Wendy ~  The moon lit the way for a longer time this morning in a far less cloudy sky. Early morning was still chilly with a bit of wind but by  9:30 the sun finally did ... Continue reading


5-25-24 Beautiful photos and story from Jim Futterer
posted by Laurie Lyman

May 25, 2024 — Hi Laurie: Wonderful last day in the park for me.  I leave tomorrow morning.  It started off about 6:00 am with a collared black wolf at the carcass near the boulder pullout.  The wolf enj ... Continue reading


Elk calving season is underway in Yellowstone Park. Pay attention so you don’t get attacked
posted by Dave Hornoff

May 25, 2024 — The following is a news release and video from the National Park Service. YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – Elk calving season has begun in Yellowstone National Park. Cow elk are much more aggressive towards ... Continue reading


5-24-24 Junctions, grizzlies, black bears, eagle
posted by Laurie Lyman

May 24, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Report from Wendy B ~  What a difference a day makes! Slightly wet but 100% clear roads for the drive in from Northeast this morning. At Round Prairie, a bright full moon appeared in a clou ... Continue reading


5-23-24 Junctions, grizzlies, black bears, moose, foxes
posted by Laurie Lyman

May 23, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ From Wendy B ~  Silver Gate got a good dusting. Roads were a bit icy and the wind blew the falling snow directly at my windshield, making it hard to see in the still-dark. Driving 22-25 ... Continue reading


5-22-24 Junctions, gray wolf, grizzlies, black bear
posted by Laurie Lyman

May 22, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Report from Ginny G ~  At 0515 we were up on Dave’s Hill hoping to get a few hours of viewing in before the predicted snow and rain showers. The alpha male was giving 907F a feeding, 1 ... Continue reading


5-21-24 Junctions, Rescue, grizzlies, moose and other wildlife
posted by Laurie Lyman

May 21, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ From Celia L ~  It was 31 degrees in Lamar early morning. Although we had very little snow in Silver Gate when I left, Lamar Valley was blanketed with it. Beautiful and peaceful in the ... Continue reading


Grizzly bear attack prompts closure of a mountain in Grand Teton in Wyoming
posted by Dave Hornoff

May 21, 2024 — everal such attacks occur every year as the region’s grizzly population has grown. The Grand Teton Mountain Range at Jackson Lake, Wyo.George Rose / Getty Images file ... Continue reading


5-20-24 Junctions, Mollies, grizzlies, black bears and moose
posted by Laurie Lyman

May 20, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Report from Ginny G ~  Coming into the park from Gardiner and passing the High Bridge, accumulations of snow suddenly began to appear, but the road remained snow free. Luckily in Slough ... Continue reading


5-19-24 Rest of the day, grizzlies, moose
posted by Laurie Lyman

May 19, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Around noon, Bob P. watched 907 nurse three puppies, two blacks and one gray.  Laurie ~  I talked to Krisztina G this evening.  She had a black wolf come into the den area this ev ... Continue reading


5-19-24 Puppies!
posted by Laurie Lyman

May 19, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ From Celia L ~  It was 41 and raining in Silver Gate this morning. The rain continued almost all the way to Slough. It let up then, with skies clearing for the excitement of the day, followe ... Continue reading


5-18-24 Junctions, 8 Mile, grizzlies, elk calf
posted by Laurie Lyman

May 18, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ From Ginny G ~  PUPPY ABDUCTION!…but first..Several of us spent time at dawn checking out points in Lamar finding all was peaceful so we went to Slough and hiked up Dave’s Hill. ... Continue reading


5-17-24 Junctions, grizzlies, black bears
posted by Laurie Lyman

May 17, 2024 — Hi Everyone ~ Correction to Jim F’s grizzly photos ~  The last two images are not of Grizzly Snow.  It was a grizzly near Mary Bay. Junctions from Celia L ~  It was 34 degrees when I ... Continue reading