Posts With Tag: Wildlife Whereabouts
Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
This winter has been an interesting one for wildlife as consistent snowfall and an exceptionally snowy February has led to a much higher than average snowpack. Deep snow depths challenge herbivores — like bison, elk, deer, moose, and bighorn sheep — because forage is difficult to access and provides an edge to their primary predators. […]read more...
Thursday, November 29th, 2018
Bear 399 and her two cubs were spotted frequently during the month of November. Photo by Jack Bayles Photography. November brought cooler temperatures and snow to Grand Teton. The park’s wildlife is either settling into their winter dens or preparing for the long, cold season ahead. • Fall spawning mountain whitefish are headed to winter […]read more...
Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
Shorter days and cooler nights mean Grand Teton’s wildlife are preparing for the long winter ahead. • Moose have started concentrating in the sagebrush/grassland areas in the south end of the park. They are seeking bitterbrush and other foods in these areas that provide fall nutrition. • Pronghorn are generally migrating out of the Jackson […]read more...
Tuesday, August 28th, 2018
August is a busy month for wildlife in the park as bears are intensively foraging, elk are preparing for the rut, and eagles have recently fledged. • By the end of August, many berry crops, particularly huckleberries, are on their way out while others, like mountain ash, hawthorne, and chokecherry fruits, are just ripening. Bears […]read more...
Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
Photo by Lisa Wan. Long days and warm temperatures mark summer’s arrival in Grand Teton National Park. As daily high temperatures rise with the season, mid-day animal activity will be reduced considerably. Be sure to get out early in the morning or later in the evening for your best chance to see some of the […]read more...
Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
This time of year, nesting raptors often vocalize alarm calls when you are too close to their nests. Bears, moose, bison, and elk are also particularly protective of their young. Please remember to give all wildlife a wide berth. If you are altering an animal’s behavior, such as eliciting an alarm call or any other […]read more...
Thursday, April 26th, 2018
Early snow melt at low elevations, warm temperatures, and greening vegetation will help many animals get a jump on replenishing these critical energy reserves, particularly pregnant females which will be giving birth in the next 2 months. • Since gestation lengths in mammals are very consistent, calving seasons will be similar to previous years, regardless […]read more...
Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
Photo by Patrick Leary, Director of Wildlife Expeditions This is a challenging time of year for wildlife as winter fat reserves have been depleted and new season plant growth is in its earliest stages and limited in distribution. Energy conservation is still a high priority. Please remember to give all wildlife plenty of room and […]read more...
Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
This winter has been an interesting one for wildlife. The upper Snake River and adjacent mountain watersheds are all recording snow water content levels well above 100%, yet valley snowfall has been one of the lowest on record. This is because unusually warm temperatures during many of our winter storms this year resulted in the […]read more...
Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
Photo by Sean Beckett • Snowfall has been lower and temperatures higher than average so far this winter. Many bison and elk have responded by staying away from core winter ranges and remaining on spring/fall transitional ranges where adequate forage is still available. • The ice on Jackson Lake has been variable so far this […]read more...
Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
Photo by Jerry Herman. November brought cooler temperatures and snow to Grand Teton. The park’s wildlife is either settling into their winter dens or preparing for the long, cold season ahead. • Fall spawning mountain whitefish are headed to winter habitats as their eggs incubate for the next several months. • Fish energy needs and […]read more...
Thursday, September 28th, 2017
Photo by Lisa Wan. September is a time of change for wildlife in Teton Park. Many ungulates (hoofed animals) are mating, birds are abandoning territories and embarking on their fall migration, and all animals are preparing for the winter months ahead. • By the end of September, elk, moose, and pronghorn are still breeding but […]read more...
Thursday, June 29th, 2017
Longer days and warmer temperatures mark summer’s arrival in Grand Teton National Park. As daily high temperatures rise with the season, mid-day animal activity will be reduced considerably. Be sure to get out early in the morning or later in the evening for your best chance to see some of the park’s incredible wildlife.read more...
Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
Spring brings new life to Grand Teton National Park. The valley is a vibrant green and buzzing with the arrival of migratory birds and baby animals. Be safe and enjoy the park’s remarkable wildlife during this special time of year!read more...
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
Spring provides wildlife with vital energy resources to help them regain strength after winter in Grand Teton.read more...
Thursday, March 30th, 2017
This is a challenging time of year for wildlife as winter fat reserves have been depleted and new season plant growth is in its earliest stages and limited in distribution.read more...
Friday, February 24th, 2017
Record snow depths in both the mountains and valley have brought many deer, elk, and moose to the lowest elevations of the park and Jackson Hole. Many of these animals are not used to being in such close proximity to people, which can add considerable stress and lower fitness.read more...
Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
Fall means wildlife is on the move! Mule Deer are migrating to warmer winter destinations while migratory birds have already left the valley. Read more about fall in Grand Teton and how wildlife prepares for the cooler months ahead.read more...
Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
By the end of September, animals are reading for the winter months ahead. Elk, moose, and pronghorn are still breeding, but won’t be for much longer. The forests, meadows, and shrublands are quiet in the mornings as breeding birds abandon territories and begin migrations to distant wintering areas.read more...
Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
August is a busy month for wildlife in the park as bears are foraging, elk and bison are preparing for the rut, and eagles are fledging.read more...
Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
There is no shortage of wildlife activity during the month of June as wolf pups, grizzly cubs, and ungulate calves are playing and exploring, bird eggs are hatching and nestlings are feeding, and Snake River fine-spotted cutthroat trout and Utah suckers are spawning in park lakes.read more...
Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
Bison, elk, moose, and bears are just some of the animals giving birth this month. Birds are on nests incubating eggs. Fish are spawning in spring creeks. Learn more in our latest edition of Wildlife Whereabouts!read more...
Thursday, April 28th, 2016
Spring provides wildlife with vital energy resources to help them regain strength after winter in Grand Teton National Park. Learn more in our latest edition of Wildlife Whereabouts!read more...
Thursday, March 31st, 2016
With spring just around the corner, adult male bears are emerging from their dens, migrating birds are beginning to arrive, and snowshoe hares and long-tailed weasels are shedding their white winter coats. Learn more in our latest edition of Wildlife Whereabouts!read more...
Thursday, January 28th, 2016
Below freezing temperatures and valley snowfall have Grand Teton’s wildlife utilizing all of their incredible adaptations to navigate and survive the harsh winter season.read more...
Friday, November 27th, 2015
Most black bears entered winter dens by the end of October, with most grizzly bears doing the same during the month of November. A small number of grizzly bears that have learned how to put on additional fat during early winter will remain out and about, for as much as another month.read more...
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