Naturalist Notes

Conservation Conversations, Fall Wildlife Safari with the Greater Yellowstone Coalition

Located at the interior of over 20 million acres of diverse habitat, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks are often seen as the core of what is called the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE). As one of the last relatively intact temperate ecosystems left on earth, the GYE is home to massive mammal migrations, the largest remaining wild bison herd, diverse bird species, grizzly bears, wolves and more. This October, Jackson Hole Ecotour Adventures partnered with our friends at the Greater Yellowstone Coalition to share the GYE with Coalition members, an intimate three day exploration of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Read more

Explore Fall in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks!

There is a crispness in the air today Jackson Hole. Mornings are cold and leaves are starting to change. The fall has always been a special time to me, with fond memories of still evenings listening for the bugling of elk beneath golden aspen groves. Right now there is something for everyone in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, read on to learn more! Read more

Secrets of Fall Foliage of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks

Fall is coming to Jackson Hole. Leaf viewing enthusiasts are flocking to Jackson Hole to observe this seasonal spectacle and enjoy our abundant wildlife. Want to learn more about the science of changing leaf color? Read on. Read more

Getting the Most out of the Jackson Hole Total Solar Eclipse

In less than three weeks a once in a lifetime event will occur across Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park, a total Solar Eclipse. With stunning mountain vistas, Grand Teton National Park and the valley of Jackson Hole are popular locations for viewing the eclipse, which is predicted to be the valley’s largest event in history. Planning on viewing the eclipse in Jackson Hole? Here’s what you need to know. Read more

What is the value of a National Monument?  Just look at Grand Teton National Park

Today the valley of Jackson Hole is protected by Grand Teton National Park but before 1950 much of it could have been lost to development, threatening habitat for pronghorn antelope, elk, bison, grizzly bears and more. Learn more about the battle for Jackson Hole and current threats to other National Monuments across the country. Read more

Yellowstone National Park, A Trip To Wonderland

It’s early summer in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. A popular destination since its formation in 1872, Yellowstone was promoted in the early 1900's as a trip through “Wonderland” by the Northern Pacific Railroad, whose tracks were laid just north of the park. Jackson Hole Ecotour Adventures Guide Laura Kruseski recently returned from a four day trip through Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, read on to hear about the tour! Read more

Jackson Hole Wildlife Tour Log Late May 2017

Life is flourishing across the Jackson Hole Valley and green meadows of Yellowstone National Park. Elk and moose calves have been spotted, and the first newborn bear cubs of spring are romping around Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. From bighorn to beavers, great gray owls to grizzlies and gray wolves, this spring has been an unforgettable one. Read on to learn more! Read more

Jackson Hole Wildlife Tour Log May 2017

May is a spectacular time of year to take a wildlife safari in Jackson Hole. From Grizzlies and Wolves, to migrating elk, pronghorn and deer, baby bison and eagles, the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is coming alive as it awakens from winter's slumber. Read on for the latest! Read more

Living With Large Carnivores Part Two: Safety in Bear Country

Coexisting with large carnivores like grizzly bears means taking steps to avoid conflict. Here's how to protect yourself and our wild neighbors in one of the last intact temperate ecosystems left on earth! Read more

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