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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

Late March 2017 Phenology Report

It's been a gray, drizzly day today as I write this and the driveway is full of fallen catkins from the neighbor's aspen trees. Tomorrow has the forecast of snow showers followed by a day of sun and yet another system to move in after that. Daffodils and crocuses are...

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 Thumb...

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...

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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