Saturday, April 30, 2011

First Day Video

In just the first day, we had big success in terms of wildlife sightings. Watch the video to get a peek through the eyes of the first-time Yellowstone visitors- the students of Plant Functional Ecology.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Second day success

 Bighorn sheep near Lamar River

 Yearling grey wolf from the pack in the Lamar Valley. Still need to get a name of the pack from Rick McIntyre but it is a new pack that has an alpha female that is a descendant of the original re-introduced wolves. The famous Druid pack.
 Can you find the wolf laying in the snow?
Up close and personal bull bison. We got caught in several bison jams today.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

First morning success

A bunch of us left at 6:20 this morning to go wolfing. As you can see from the black male above we had success. Many more pics to come of baby bison (aka Red dogs) and other wolf shots.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

We've landed

After uneventful flights (fortunately) we spent a couple of hours in Bozeman stocking up on supplies and groceries and headed to Jardine (a gold mining town outside of Gardiner) and the Sunny Slope/Bear Lair Lodge/ Cub's Cache . After picking our sleeping quarters a group of the crew got spaghetti and sauce with cheesy garlic bread going for dinner. A much needed quick meal after a long day of travel. Tomorrow we will head out at 6AM to look for wildlife and then head into Gardiner Basin to get oriented and begin science. Stay tuned as we gear up for a great 2 weeks.
Good night.

We're off.

Half of U's are in Charlotte wIting to board for Denver and the other half is in the air headed to Chicago. We all meet in Denver for the same flight to Bozeman. That's when the fun begins.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Dear Federal government. Please don't shut down. It will delay getting our research permit and if you stay closed after April 27, we won't be able to work on restoring Gardiner Basin.