Janet Jones is an amateur naturalist living in Cody, Wyoming.
From the changes in the seasons (Phenology) to the changes in the thermal features, and to travel tips to make your trip to Yellowstone easier…take a look!
The Greater Yellowstone Area
With so much to explore, Yellowstone is so vast that one lifetime is not enough to “see it all.”
Yellowstone Communities (5 gateway and 1 in yellowstone)
Seasons (2 commercial seasons)
Thermal Features (a conservative estmiate)
I write about front country geysers and hot springs, share my photography and observe the changing seasons. I also share some travel tips for Yellowstone from a local’s viewpoint.
Last month I shared this photo on social media: Social media doesn't allow in-depth thoughts. I want to share those here. But first, I want to help you get your bearings if you still need to become familiar with the thermal features in the area. HISTORY OF THE...
Grand Prismatic Spring is arguably the most impressive thermal feature in Yellowstone. It's the third largest hot spring in the world (the other two are in New Zealand, if you're wondering). Its rainbow of colors are created by the microbes that grow in hot water. The...
As I work through my photos and notes to add to my field journal, I'm adding in the information here as well. When the Wyoming gates opened on May 18, 2020, my first stop for documentation photos of the thermal features was at West Thumb. In this post, I share the...
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