New Years in Lamar
December 28 - January 1
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
George Bumann, M.S.
Natural History, Wildlife
Close the old year and start the new one at the Lamar Buffalo Ranch, where the wildlife can be spotted right outside your front door. Bring your friends to enjoy the daily outings to look for wolves, bison, elk, and bighorn sheep. Engage in lively discussions about these animals and other valley inhabitants. Come ring in the New Year here in the heart of Yellowstone!
The itinerary is designed to take advantage of the best opportunities in the park, but may be adjusted to adapt to weather conditions, wildlife activity, holidays, and road construction. The details and timing of the agenda are subject to change. For more information see the Course Letter below.
- Day 1
Participants are welcome to check into the Lamar Buffalo Ranch starting at 4:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. Meet & Greet, Introduction to Lamar Buffalo Ranch and course specifics.
- Days 2-4 Wildlife Watching and Observations
Mornings will be spent in the field looking for wildlife. After taking a break for breakfast, the group will take part in field lectures on snow tracking, lessons on winter ecology, seasonal animal movements, wildlife management, park controversies and their impacts on park winters, etcetera. Participants will then take lunch followed by late afternoon wildlife watching along the northern range. After dinner, participants will have the evenings to relax on their own.
About the Instructor
George Bumann, M.S., can draw, sculpt, and teach about all aspects of Yellowstone. He has a degree in wildlife ecology and works as a professional artist and educator. His art and writing have appeared in popular and scientific publications, and his sculptures can be found in collections throughout the United States and abroad.
I was very impressed with George's knowledge and his ability to teach in an interesting manner. — Summer 2021 student
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