Posts by: Kathie Lynch

Kathie Lynch: Wolf Watching not as easy as it used to be in Yellowstone-
Copyright © Kathie Lynch 2014

Looking for wolves in Yellowstone’s Northern Range has its ups and downs these days. Watchers may get lucky and see the Junction Butte pack of nine or even the Eight Mile pack of 18. But, failing that, […]

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Kathie Lynch’s Yellowstone wolf report Slow wolf watching in the smoky air is giving way to excitement as crisp and clean autumn arrives-

By Kathie Lynch, Copyright 2013

Yellowstone National Park. Crisp mornings, afternoon thunderstorms, smoky skies, and scarce wolf sightings all tell you that fall is right around the corner in Yellowstone National Park. As […]

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Kathie Lynch’s latest report on observations of Yellowstone Park wolves- By Kathie Lynch July 9, 2013
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A silver fox slips into the forest by the light of the supermoon; river otter pups slide off a grassy log and chirp to their mother for a fish; a bighorn sheep lamb strikes a […]

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Copyright 2013 by Kathie Lynch

Spring is in the air in Yellowstone, heralded by rapidly shrinking spots of snow on brown and sage hillsides, mud puddles edged with slippery ice, heavy parka mornings and toe warmer-free afternoons. Following the heart-breaking losses of last fall and winter’s wolf hunting season, a very different landscape of wolves […]

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A Tale of Two Wolves-

By © Kathie Lynch

This is the story of two Yellowstone wolves, Lamar Canyon alpha 832F (“The ’06 Female”) and Blacktail disperser 777M. One continues to live an amazing life and one has died a valiant death. Each epitomizes what it means to live life to the fullest, risking all for […]

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By Kathy Lynch, copyright. June 27, 2012

Summer’s arrival in Yellowstone National Park brought blue skies and hot, windy days, bucking bison calves, prancing pronghorn fawns, and the promise of wolf pups to be seen.

The Lamar Canyon Pack, led by famous 6-year-old gray alpha female 832F (formerly “The ’06 Female”) and 4-year-old black alpha […]

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By © Kathie Lynch. March 16, 2012

With eligible wolf bachelors and bachelorettes looking for love (and one alpha male caught in the act of roaming!), the February breeding season was a howling success in Yellowstone’s Northern Range.

During the last half of February, watchers observed 13 ties (matings) involving wolves from the Blacktail Plateau, […]

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Wolf watching in Yellowstone over the winter holidays far surpassed my expectations. In fact, it turned out to be some of the best ever, at least in terms of numbers. The fact that the Mollie’s pack of 19 wolves unexpectedly turned up in the Northern Range definitely helped!

Mollie’s pack is named after Mollie Beattie, […]

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Autumn 2011-

Golden aspens and cottonwoods, plus a dusting of early snow, set the lovely autumn scene in Yellowstone, giving a hint of winter to come. As the grizzlies head up to the high country to fatten up on white bark pine nuts before hibernation, bugling elk stream back into the valleys, coming down from […]

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November 2021


‎"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