Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for April, 2013

bison in spring from Scott Lilley on Vimeo.

Read Full Post »

I just finished up a week in Montana and Wyoming with a group of ninth graders, studying the history of wolf reintroduction in Yellowstone, learning a bit more about the wildlife while we were here. We booked part of our program with the Yellowstone Association, the education arm of the park, and I would highly recommend them for educational groups or for any visitors looking for informative and helpful guides. They were like classroom/field trip teachers for three days; they got to know our students, and they really knew their stuff when it came to natural history, archaeology, geology, and ecology of the region. They also provided transportation in short tour vans, binoculars, and spotting scopes. As our students had been studying wolf reintroduction, the Association arranged for us to meet with two ranchers up in the Gardiner Valley, Martin Davis and Bruce Malcolm. The conversations with these gentlemen helped us all to gain some perspective on the complexity of the issues surrounding wolves, hunting, ranching, ecology, and economics; the students and teachers alike were moved by their equanimity, common sense, and insight. The ranching life is not one that too many of our students are familiar with, and it was eye opening for them (and me).

The week started out snowy and in the 20s, but got a bit warmer and sunnier each day. It is April in Northern Wyoming!

It was a pretty incredible trip.

Roosevelt Arch Yellowstone 4-22-13

DSC_0028

mammoth springs in snow 4-22-13

DSC_0081

group photo mammoth springs 4-22-13

DSC_0111

scanning for wolves 4-23-13

moose and calf Lamar Valley 4-23-13

DSC_0122

DSC_0197

DSC_0206

DSC_0202

DSC_0254

DSC_0260

DSC_0279 DSC_0287
DSC_0296

Read Full Post »