Jackson Hole Wildlife Journal & Blog

Living With Large Carnivores Part One: Bear Identification

Grizzlies are now active in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, with black bears soon to emerge. Learn how to correctly identify the differences between these two charismatic mammals who call Jackson Hole home! Read more

Wyoming’s Mammal Migrations Break Long Distance Records

All across the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, rivers of tens of thousands of animals are now flowing out of the regions valleys, following a wave of greening vegetation into the mountains. By migrating, animals can access the best quality forage as it emerges across the landscape, an ancient strategy which has enabled them to thrive across the GYE. But many of these migrations may be at risk, and without help could be lost forever. Read more

Ecotour Adventures is hiring for Summer 2018!

Attention Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Enthusiasts! Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures is looking for part time (3-4 evenings a week) guides with science backgrounds to join our staff this summer! Compensation starts at $25/hr during tours before gratuities. Part Time guides are also eligible for a matching IRA contribution. Full Time opportunities may be available for the right candidates. Please read the full description for more information. Read more

Jackson Hole Wildlife Tour Log Early March 2018

March 2018 has come in like a lion, two mountain lions to be exact! We've been enjoying a rare look at these elusive cats on the National Elk Refuge just outside of Jackson, Wyoming over the past week, thrilling guides and guests alike. Though winter's grasp remains firm in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, signs of spring are also emerging. Mountain bluebirds and other migratory songbirds have returned to the valley, and elk have already started spring migrations. We began the month with deep snowfall and wolf sightings, learn more about what the wildlife of Jackson Hole are up to in the latest wildlife log from Jackson Hole Ecotour Adventures! Read more

Finding the Wild of Winter in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks with Jackson Hole Ecotour Adventures

It’s the heart of winter in Jackson Hole. Deep snows have filled the high country of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Insulated by the snowy blanket, grizzly and black bears, sleeping away the winter. Large ungulates, such as elk, and bighorn sheep have migrated into the valleys to escape the worst of winter. Camouflaged in white, ermine bound across the landscape, adapting to the winter world. Our recent multi day tour of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks provided an intimate portrait of the strategies wildlife use to survive winter in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. It’s one of the wildest landscapes left in the Lower 48 States, read on to learn more! Read more