Winter Wildlife Watching
February 6 - 10
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Yes (all meals included)
Sam Archibald, M.E.M.
Winter in Yellowstone is a wonderful time to visit – less people, enchanting snowscape scenery, and opportunities to view Yellowstone's lesser-seen wildlife. Although much of the wildlife viewing may be possible from the road, each day will consist of short snowshoe jaunts. While snowshoeing participants will learn more about wildlife that thrive in Yellowstone’s harsh winter climate. Tracks and signs of various species will also be examined in the field with a comprehensive look at wildlife ecology within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, to include winter adaptations, natural history, and wildlife management. Evenings will be spent at the historic Lamar Buffalo Ranch surrounded by new and existing friends, conversing about that day’s activities and hosting facilitated discussions related to Yellowstone specific topics.
New this winter: All meals will be catered, from dinner on the first evening to breakfast on the last morning . There is also an option to add a round trip airport shuttle for an additional $125.00.
About the instructor
Sam Archibald is a Lead Field Educator for Yellowstone Forever. After completing his B.A. in history, Sam served with the US Peace Corps, working with an Ecuadorian nonprofit organization to develop outdoor leadership and environmental education programs for youth. Sam has continued to focus on outdoor education, joining the National Park Service as a Crew Leader for the Yellowstone Youth Conservation Corps and earning his Master’s degree in Environmental Management. Sam is grateful for every day he gets to spend out in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and looks forward to the continual discoveries offered by this wild and wonderful landscape.
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