Posts by: Kathie Lynch

Wolf Pups at Slough Creek!

Copyright © Kathie Lynch

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“Wolf pups at Slough Creek!”—words that warm the heart of wolf watchers everywhere! For the first time since 2010 (when Lamar Canyon alpha “The ’06 Female” denned there), we have a den in view, and we get to watch the pups grow […]

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Yellowstone Wolf Update: December 2015

 

© Kathie Lynch 2015
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It’s not very often that you get to have a 38-wolf/four-pack day in Yellowstone. But, when the Mollies venture north to the homes of the Lamar Canyon, Junction Butte, and Prospect Peak packs, anything can happen.

Actually, if every […]

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Yellowstone Wolf Update-
© By Kathie Lynch.

Late summer wolf watching in Yellowstone’s Northern Range was all about the Lamar Canyon pack. Except for some distant sightings of the Prospect Peak pack at the end of July and a very brief (but exciting!) appearance by the Junction Butte pack, watchers stayed glued to the Lamar […]

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Yellowstone Wolf Update
Copyright Kathie Lynch 2015

The key words for wolf watching in Yellowstone this summer have to be patience, luck, and sunscreen! Sightings are often hard to come by and may require long hours of standing in the broiling sun watching, waiting, and hoping–or simply being in the right place at the […]

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Kathie Lynch’s report on Yellowstone wolves. April 2015-
© Kathie Lynch

“Change is the law of life,” John F. Kennedy once said, and that certainly applies to the lives of wolves in the wild. As always, the February breeding season and the following weeks brought excitement, danger, and consequences to the wolves of Yellowstone’s […]

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Twenty Year Anniversary of Wolf Restoration Gray Wolves Returned January 12, 1995-

Twenty years! January 12, 2015, marks the 20-year anniversary of the return of gray wolves to their rightful place and vital role in the Northern Rockies ecosystem!On that fateful date in 1995, eight wolves from Alberta, Canada, arrived in Yellowstone National Park. They […]

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Pups Make Life Interesting for Yellowstone’s Wolf Packs and Wolf Watchers
By Kathie Lynch.
Copyright 2014

It was a dark and stormy…morning! As I fumbled with my spotting scope, binoculars, poncho, and umbrella in the pre-dawn rain and darkness on August 14, I happened to look down the road to the eastern end […]

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Pups Provide Excitement for Yellowstone’s Summer Wolf Watchers-
© 2014 Kathie Lynch

Oh, what a night—July 10 of 2014! Few wolf watching experiences can compare to the thrill of that beautiful summer evening when Lamar Canyon alpha 926F surprised her faithful fans by parading past with one, two, three, four, five, six (six!) black […]

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Nothing can compare to Yellowstone in May, with orange newborn bison calves dotting the landscape, rushing rivers spilling over banks, and early spring wildflowers lighting up impossibly green valleys. The absolute best sight of all has to be seeing a wolf heading home from a hunt carrying a meal for pups at the den!

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With wolves more scarce than they used to be in Yellowstone’s Northern Range, hopeful watchers should count themselves lucky if they get to see them, and, especially, if they are able to observe interesting behaviors. While the February breeding season did not offer the chance to see as many ties (matings) as […]

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey