Fieldnotes from the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Staff and volunteers of the Draper Natural History Museum are engaged in a long-term ecological research project on Golden Eagles and Sagebrush-steppe Ecology in the eastern portion of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Dr. Charles R. Preston, Senior Curator of the Draper Museum and leading national authority on birds of prey and Greater Yellowstone wildlife and ecology, is directing the study. Read all about it here at the Center of the West.

Greater Yellowstone Grizzly Bear and Army Cutworm Moths

army cutworm moths

As temperatures rise, cutthroat spawning wanes, grasses and other plants begin to dry, and elk calves become more capable of avoiding predation in summer months,… Read More

Yellowstone Grizzly Bear and Cutthroat Trout

cutthroat trout

Soon after most Greater Yellowstone grizzly bears emerge from their winter dens, cutthroat trout begin to spawn. Today, we recognize cutthroat trout spawning in relatively shallow… Read More

Grizzly Bear Facts: Yellowstone Grizzly Bears Winter Hibernation Habitat

Yellowstone Grizzly

A few years ago, my wife, Penny, and I were hiking in the early December snow along Wood River, in the eastern margin of the… Read More