Changing Seasons in Yellowstone and The Grand Tetons
Fall colors are in full swing here in Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Shades of Green, yellow, red, pink and orange explode in brilliance as the morning sunlight strikes them. Grizzly and black bear alike are foraging heavily on serviceberries, choke cherries and huckleberries. The moose have come up from the river bottoms and are browsing in the cottonwoods and aspens.
Cow moose tend their strong calves as the bull moose shred their velvet in preparation to rut. The lone cry of the bull elk as it echoes through pine forests. He’s got some new challengers this year; at least that’s what the retort of his competitors’ trumpeting told us. The wolf pups of the year are now running with the pack and have been for some time. They are learning the hunt and the way of the wolf. Pups are charismatic in that effect. They are learning adult wolf behaviors, but they still are bursting with adolescent rebellion. It reminds us of our youth.
Wildlife Watching Seasonal Trends
The Pronghorn are now in greater numbers, as are the bison. The sandhill cranes are congregating in large flocks as are geese, pelican, cormorant, not to mention numerous other species. Migration is an awesome spectacle to watch. From the smallest songbirds and hummingbirds to the largest land mammal in North America, it is truly phenomenal to be present for something that has been happening for hundreds and thousands of years. We hate to see the birds go, but we know they’ll be back. We’ll catch up with those sandhill cranes on our migration tour that takes place in Nebraska, spring 2015.
A Landmark Celebration this Winter in Yellowstone
As we move into fall here, we are getting ready for our winter season! January 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the reintroductions of the first wolves back into Yellowstone National Park! The last wolf in Yellowstone was removed in 1926. Nearly 70 years passed before this apex predator returned to a portion of their historic range. We thank the Yellowstone Wolf Project and their volunteers for all their hard work and dedication. Without them, the science and knowledge of these animals would be extremely finite. Wolves in Yellowstone and Grand Teton are a truly amazing sight.
We at BrushBuck offer a 5-day / 4-night winter wolf & wildlife trip in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. There is no better way to see wolves in Yellowstone! Winter can be cold up here, but rest assured we have you in warm vehicles and hotels every night! We have our first winter wolf & wildlife trip running over the holidays. Christmas in Yellowstone is a truly special event as we stay at the Old Faithful Snow Lodge on Christmas Eve. Please call or visit our multi-day tours page for more information.
A Great Summer Season Comes to an End
Last but not least, we’d like to thank all of our employees and our guests for a spectacular summer season. Thank you to all of our guides for their hard work and dedication! Thank you to our guests for choosing BrushBuck Guide Services! We strive to provide the best experience to you wherever you go with us! Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Alaska, Africa, and beyond! Thank you again!
The Staff @ BrushBuck Wildlife Tours
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