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May
30
Mon
2016
Moose Calves are Born
May 30 – Jun 5 all-day

Moose calves are born during this time period.  They are red with very long, wobbly legs.  It is seldom that we see red moose calves in Yellowstone so if you see one, consider yourself lucky.

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Aug
1
Mon
2016
Bison Rut
Aug 1 all-day

The bison rut begin in August, usually mid-August, and runs through September and beyond.  Seems as though there is always rut activity with the bison and we have little red dogs nearly every month of the year.

Honey, I'm home and brought you flowers
Honey, I’m home and brought you flowers
Sep
1
Thu
2016
Elk Rut
Sep 1 all-day

The elk rut begins in September and runs through the month and some beyond.  The best show in Yellowstone, for fun and laughs, is at Mammoth where the reigning bull of the year fights against the cars to keep his ladies.  No one is safe in Mammoth this time of year and it is best to keep your distance.

7 x 6
7 x 6
Sep
15
Thu
2016
Moose Rut is on!
Sep 15 – Oct 15 all-day

The Moose rut takes place at roughly the same time as the elk rut, starting just a bit later.  We don’t often see moose rut action in Yellowstone, though we do have moose.  The best place to experience the moose rut is Grand Teton National Park at Gros Ventre Campground.  See you there.

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Oct
11
Tue
2016
Dunraven and Beartooth Close
Oct 11 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

Both Dunraven and Beartooth passes will close at 8.00 a.m. on this day, 2016.

 

Goodbye Beartooth

Nov
7
Mon
2016
All Roads Close to the Interior
Nov 7 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

All roads south of Mammoth close for the winter season at 8:00 a.m.  No more trips to Hayden to see the bears.  The road from Mammoth to NE and Silver Gate, remains open all year.  We get stuck on the northern range with the wolfers!  And, Yellowstone goes to the wolves.

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Jan
1
Sun
2017
Bear Cubs are born!
Jan 1 all-day

They are hibernating in the den, all cozy from the cold that permeates the Yellowstone eco-system and the cubs are born.  The sows will have anywhere from 1 to 3 cubs, rarely 4, depending on what kind of shape their bodies are in.  When the bears mate, the sows don’t actually get pregnant until later and then only if they have enough fat stored to ensure some success for the cubs.  We look forward to the first cubs of the year to appear with great anticipation.

Bear Cubs
Bear Cubs
Mar
4
Sat
2017
Mountain Bluebirds
Mar 4 – Mar 31 all-day

One of my favorites of the year is when we begin to see shots of blue fly across the landscape.  And the Mountain Bluebirds are here!  I look for them on Old Yellowstone Trail fairly early but as soon as the caddisflies start hatching on the Lamar River we will see them in the valley.  First we will see the brilliant blue of the males as they come to town and they will soon be followed by the drabber, although still gorgeous, females.

bluebirdflight001

Mar
15
Wed
2017
Sandhill Cranes Arrive!
Mar 15 – Apr 15 all-day

The male Sandhill cranes begin arriving on Blacktail Ponds about March 15 and instantly begin calling for their mates to join them.  The sandhills mate for life but go their separate ways during the winter and meet up agin in the spring.  We will have sandhills at Blacktail, Floating Island, Obsidian Cliff area and numerous other places around the park.

sandhill007

Mar
19
Sun
2017
The First Grizzly Boars come out of the Dens
Mar 19 – Apr 29 all-day

The first grizzly boars generally appear on the scene in early March but because this is a warm winter season.  And, if the Yellowstone rumor mill is correct, which pictures don’t lie, a couple of bears have already been out roaming around.

Griz starting towards me
Griz starting towards me

 

Apr
1
Sat
2017
Wolf Pups are Born
Apr 1 – May 1 all-day
Aug
1
Tue
2017
Bison Rut
Aug 1 all-day

The bison rut begin in August, usually mid-August, and runs through September and beyond.  Seems as though there is always rut activity with the bison and we have little red dogs nearly every month of the year.

Honey, I'm home and brought you flowers
Honey, I’m home and brought you flowers
Sep
1
Fri
2017
Elk Rut
Sep 1 all-day

The elk rut begins in September and runs through the month and some beyond.  The best show in Yellowstone, for fun and laughs, is at Mammoth where the reigning bull of the year fights against the cars to keep his ladies.  No one is safe in Mammoth this time of year and it is best to keep your distance.

7 x 6
7 x 6
Jan
1
Mon
2018
Bear Cubs are born!
Jan 1 all-day

They are hibernating in the den, all cozy from the cold that permeates the Yellowstone eco-system and the cubs are born.  The sows will have anywhere from 1 to 3 cubs, rarely 4, depending on what kind of shape their bodies are in.  When the bears mate, the sows don’t actually get pregnant until later and then only if they have enough fat stored to ensure some success for the cubs.  We look forward to the first cubs of the year to appear with great anticipation.

Bear Cubs
Bear Cubs
Mar
4
Sun
2018
Mountain Bluebirds
Mar 4 – Mar 31 all-day

One of my favorites of the year is when we begin to see shots of blue fly across the landscape.  And the Mountain Bluebirds are here!  I look for them on Old Yellowstone Trail fairly early but as soon as the caddisflies start hatching on the Lamar River we will see them in the valley.  First we will see the brilliant blue of the males as they come to town and they will soon be followed by the drabber, although still gorgeous, females.

bluebirdflight001

Mar
15
Thu
2018
Sandhill Cranes Arrive!
Mar 15 – Apr 15 all-day

The male Sandhill cranes begin arriving on Blacktail Ponds about March 15 and instantly begin calling for their mates to join them.  The sandhills mate for life but go their separate ways during the winter and meet up agin in the spring.  We will have sandhills at Blacktail, Floating Island, Obsidian Cliff area and numerous other places around the park.

sandhill007

Mar
19
Mon
2018
The First Grizzly Boars come out of the Dens
Mar 19 – Apr 29 all-day

The first grizzly boars generally appear on the scene in early March but because this is a warm winter season.  And, if the Yellowstone rumor mill is correct, which pictures don’t lie, a couple of bears have already been out roaming around.

Griz starting towards me
Griz starting towards me

 

Aug
1
Wed
2018
Bison Rut
Aug 1 all-day

The bison rut begin in August, usually mid-August, and runs through September and beyond.  Seems as though there is always rut activity with the bison and we have little red dogs nearly every month of the year.

Honey, I'm home and brought you flowers
Honey, I’m home and brought you flowers
Sep
1
Sat
2018
Elk Rut
Sep 1 all-day

The elk rut begins in September and runs through the month and some beyond.  The best show in Yellowstone, for fun and laughs, is at Mammoth where the reigning bull of the year fights against the cars to keep his ladies.  No one is safe in Mammoth this time of year and it is best to keep your distance.

7 x 6
7 x 6
Mar
4
Mon
2019
Mountain Bluebirds
Mar 4 – Mar 31 all-day

One of my favorites of the year is when we begin to see shots of blue fly across the landscape.  And the Mountain Bluebirds are here!  I look for them on Old Yellowstone Trail fairly early but as soon as the caddisflies start hatching on the Lamar River we will see them in the valley.  First we will see the brilliant blue of the males as they come to town and they will soon be followed by the drabber, although still gorgeous, females.

bluebirdflight001

Mar
15
Fri
2019
Sandhill Cranes Arrive!
Mar 15 – Apr 15 all-day

The male Sandhill cranes begin arriving on Blacktail Ponds about March 15 and instantly begin calling for their mates to join them.  The sandhills mate for life but go their separate ways during the winter and meet up agin in the spring.  We will have sandhills at Blacktail, Floating Island, Obsidian Cliff area and numerous other places around the park.

sandhill007