The West Thumb Guidebook 2nd ed is now available

The West Thumb Guidebook 2nd ed is now available

I’m so proud to announce that the 2nd edition of the guidebook to West Thumb Geyser Basin is now available! This edition includes updates on many thermal features as well as the addition of the new geyser that started erupting in late summer 2016. Since West...
March 11 – Saturday Phenology Drive

March 11 – Saturday Phenology Drive

The bluebirds are back! The image above comes from a friend of mine out in Wapiti who reported seeing the first ones arrive on March 10 this year. Often it’s just the males first, but this year quite a few pairs showed up together and already house hunting. So...
Looking for Mountain Bluebirds on South Fork

Looking for Mountain Bluebirds on South Fork

Starting a phenology journal is as simple as noting when you observe the firsts of the year. And the Mountain Bluebirds should show up in the greater Yellowstone area anytime in the next week or so. Each year you make notes of the firsts, you go back through and start...
Is the answer to routines in phenology?

Is the answer to routines in phenology?

Can you feel the changes happening with the days getting longer and the small signs of spring starting to emerge? This is the time of year when winter and summer take turns making that shift. We’ll have a few warm days, then that wild Wyoming wind blows in the...
Seeing signs of Spring

Seeing signs of Spring

They’re coming! The Mountain Bluebirds are on their way. It’s the surest sign of spring we all look for out here and an email list came through today saying they saw the first ones outside of Laramie. Next they should be seen in the Casper area and then...