Welcome to Yellowstone Naturalist

Be Outside • Take Notes

Yellowstone’s West and North Gates (to the Interior of the Park) open in:

Yellowstone’s East Gate opens in:

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Yellowstone’s South Gate opens in:

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PHENOLOGY

Explore the online phenology journal for the greater Yellowstone Area and find inspiration to start your own study of the seasons wherever you are.

JOURNAL KEEPING

Learn more about keeping a journal either by hand or digitally no matter what topic you choose as a focus.

GEYSER WATCH

Explore the online field journal for the geysers and other thermal features you see from the boardwalks in Yellowstone.

THE LATEST BLOG POSTS

This Week in the Life

Today is the start of Ali Edwards' Week in the Life - and what a week it's going to be! Here in the greater Yellowstone area, this next weekend is opening weekend for the north and west entrances (the east entrance is still a few weeks away). It's our first chance to...

Why is it called Black Pool when it’s blue?

One of the most often asked questions at West Thumb Geyser Basin is, "Why is it called Black Pool when it's blue?" This NPS photo from 1978 shows how it used to look, which is black. The microbes lining the surface of the crater were said to be a dark orange or brown...

Living a well-storied life

Awhile back, I listened to a podcast where the host stumbled onto the secret of living the best stories you can. Scrapbookers and memory keepers already know this. And it's why I started keeping a field journal of my life along with field notes and morning pages. It...

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BOOKS

Janet’s photo collections are currently being compiled for upcoming guide books and photo collection books of the various geyser basins in Yellowstone. The first on West Thumb Geyser Basin can be purchased here.

FINE ART PRINTS

Some of Janet’s most stunning photos can grace the walls of your home. This is the only place you can find her Digital Photo Watercolors that just pop with color.

 

BE OUTSIDE • TAKE NOTES