The Perils Of Growing Up Wild

On the evening Friday, June 6, the first day of my most recent trip to Yellowstone National Park, after the sun had set and the light was fading fast, I came upon a grizzly sow and cub along the Gibbon River.  I was very happy to see them, but my delight was tempered by the [...]

Who Says Mondays Can’t Be Great?

I had a day in the field Monday.  Well, sorta.  My photography day began at our bedroom window, which looks out on a feeder that has been frequented by evening grosbeaks every morning for the last week.

Next, re-visited the Lolo Creek burned area to see if I could get photos of a male [...]

Dead Trees Make Great Homes

I haven’t posted about my the rest of my April Yellowstone weekend.  I’ve been playing outside instead.  Yesterday evening I took a drive up Lolo Creek.  I stopped in a burned area to look for morels.  I didn’t find any morels, but I did find something maybe better – a pair of black-backed woodpeckers.  [...]

Yellowstone – April 25, 2014

When 2014 began, I had a New Year’s Resolution to get back to making regular posts here on this blog. That resolution went the way of most New Year’s Resolutions. Better late than never, though, right? With this post, I hope to get back on track.

I had a long weekend camping trip in Yellowstone [...]

Yellowstone June 2013 Trip, Last Installment

This entry is for June 15 & 16, 2013.

Day 9 was my last full day in the Park.

I had heard from Deby Dixon that the Blacktail Plateau Rd had opened the day before, so that was among the first things on my agenda for this day.

So, I headed north from the Norris [...]

Yellowstone June 2013 Trip, Part 4

This entry is for June 14 & 15, 2013.

On Day 8, I returned to LeHardy Rapids to try for more leaping Yellowstone cutthroat trout at LeHardy Rapids with better light. I’m pleased with the results.

A Yellowstone cutthroat trout, wearing the ruby tones of the spawning season, makes a leap upstream at LeHardy Rapids [...]

Yellowstone June 2013 Trip, Part 3

This entry is for June 12 & 13, 2013.

Day 6 began much as the previous days, with a thorough slow check of the area along Obsidian Creek for the grizzly triplet family. Once again, they didn’t present themselves.

Once again, Electric Peak was looking particularly lovely, this time with mist/fog imparting a dreamy feel [...]

Yellowstone June 2013 Trip, Part 2

This entry is for June 10 & 11, 2013.

I started out the day by driving north from the Norris CG as far as the Golden Gate, back south again to a bit south of the Twin Lakes, back north again as far as Golden Gate and then south again to Norris Junction.  I used [...]

Yellowstone June 2013 Trip, Part 1

10 days in Yellowstone National Park, on my own and in my tent, were on tap for June 2013.  Friday, June 6 was my son’s last day of the school year, with 11:30 dismissal.  While he was at school, I loaded up the car with gear and supplies, hoping I’d have room for him and [...]

Adding more birds to the year list…

On Jan 5 & 6, I made a couple more trips to add more birds to my year list – and enjoy whatever other sights were encountered along the way.  This doe sure kept a close eye on me as I walked one of the trails at the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge.

There [...]