Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Natural History, Wildlife
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It’s spring! And time to look for spring babies in the wilds of Yellowstone. You’ll look for bear cubs, wolf pups, bison calves, elk calves, bighorn lambs, and lots of young birds. Find them with spotting scopes and binoculars, and by taking short walks to better vantage points.
As you search, you’ll also talk about why species choose certain birthing grounds, and how they protect and raise their young. Expect to be outside from before dawn throughout the day to after sun-down. Even so, you’ll have plenty of free time to enjoy all aspects of Yellowstone’s vibrant spring.
About the instructor
Shauna Baron, M.S. holds a B.S. in Biology, and a M.S. in Science Education. She has had over 25 years of experience as an outdoor educator. She has participated in numerous wildlife studies throughout the U.S., including wolves, bears, fishers, bobcats, sea turtles, swans, pelicans and ravens. Shauna saw her first wild wolf while volunteering for the Yellowstone Wolf Project in 1996 and she has been working to protect wolves ever since. For the past 17 years, she has been working as a naturalist guide in Yellowstone National Park, developing outdoor educational classes for the Yellowstone Institute and Yellowstone Insight. She is a published author and editor, and when she is not writing or guiding a group, she can be found sitting on a hill watching wildlife, with a scope to her eye or book in her lap.
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