Thank you to all who entered the contest to name our new bald eagle On May 11, 2016, this female bald eagle arrived at the Center of the West to join our Draper Museum Raptor Experience. At just three years old, she does not yet have the pure white head and tail feathers that bald eagles […]
Fieldnotes from the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Draper Natural History Museum staff and volunteers conduct long-term ecological research in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and keep up with all the wildlife and science news and issues related to this world-renowned, natural treasure. Keep up with Draper Museum fieldwork and Greater Yellowstone news and information here.
This Discovery Laboratory is the beating heart of all that we do in the Draper Natural History Museum. On Tuesday mornings throughout the year, our scientific staff and volunteers gather in the laboratory to prepare specimens for our scientific research collections, educational programs, and exhibitions. The laboratory also serves as open storage for some of […]
What does a Museum Curator do at the Edge of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem? The duties of a curator vary greatly among types of museums and even among museums of the same type. Among natural history museums, the duties of a curator depend on the mission of the institution, resources and facilities available, and the […]
Moose in and around Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks When people find out I’m a wildlife biologist living and working here in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, they’re quick to ask about wolves, grizzly and black bears, bison, elk, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, bald and golden eagles, trumpeter swans, and many other species they want […]
The Bighorn Basin Sagebrush-steppe Ecology Project—Golden Eagle Incubation Season 2014 It’s that time of year again, when Richard Jones, our Golden Eagle Posse citizen science crew, and the rest of our Draper Natural History Museum team search out eagle nest territories in our study area to determine what territories are occupied and how many eagle […]
The Greater Yellowstone Grizzly Bear and Whitebark Pine As army cutworm moths begin to migrate back to the plains in late summer and early fall, many grizzlies turn their attention to another high elevation food source ─ whitebark pine nuts. Whitebark pine is a widespread species that grows at the upper margin of the subalpine zone, up […]