On June 10-12, the Audubon of the Rockies is hosting its annual Wyoming BioBlitz event. The two-day nature extravaganza provides nature enthusiasts a chance to dive into the unique natural wonders of Wyoming at Guernsey State Park.
In Wyoming, it's the wildlife's world and the rest of us just live in it. That was definitely true in Yellowstone National Park recently as a hiker saw that a wolf was coming down the trail he was on and he respected the right-of-way of the wildlife.
In recognition of Joe Kelsey's work furthering Wyoming's reputation around the world, the University of Wyoming has announced that they will honor Kelsey with their highest distinction; an honorary doctoral degree. The award ceremony will coincide with the Commencement Ceremony of the college on May 14th. Kelsey is also scheduled to provide the keynote speech at the graduation ceremony at 8:30 a.m. in the Arena Auditorium.
It's vital to do everything you can to stay at least 100 yards away from larger and more dangerous wildlife in Yellowstone. But, what do you do when you have a surprise up-close encounter? A veteran hiker in Yellowstone just had this happen and made lifesaving decisions that all of us can learn from.
Laramie and SE Wyoming are blessed with the gorgeous scenery of the Medicine Bow National Forest. Its towering pines and majestic rock sculptures still manage to take my breath away whenever I escape the city to enjoy its beauty. And, with the weather getting warmer, plenty of folks are ready to get out there and enjoy the forest...
I'm not sure what this bear had for dinner, but I do believe it was all of something. A trail cam shows one of these big beasts almost defying the law of physics by fitting himself through a rather small (for a bear) crawlspace under a building.
You're out for a relaxing hike when you sense something is wrong and then you hear something. You look up and learn you're being stalked by a mountain lion in a tree. What would you do? A hiker recently really had to make this urgent decision and lived to tell about it.
We can laugh about this now because the story has a happy ending. But, it was touch and go when rescuers were trying to find a lost hiker and he kept declining their phone calls because he thought they were spam.