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Explore Roadside Nature
Yellowstone National Park


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Table of Contents

Article # Location -- Subject
1  Madison River Bridge -- Trumpeter Swan Decline  
2  Madison Picnic Area -- Surviving Brutal Winters
3  Tuff Cliff Picnic Area -- Welded Tuff, Super Volcano
4  Caldera Rim Picnic Area -- Super Volcano
5  Norris Geyser Basin -- Yellowstone Hot Spot
6  Norris Geyser Basin -- Earthquakes 
7  Norris Geyser Basin -- Geyser Basins       
8  Forest Fire Exhibit -- Lodgepole Pines and Fire 
9  Obsidian Cliff -- Obsidian
10 Bunson Peak Trailhead -- Grizzlies, Elk Calves and Lake Trout 
11 Mammoth Hot Springs -- Travertine Terraces 
12 Mammoth Hot Springs -- How Many Wolves? 
13 Rescue Creek -- Pronghorn Speed  
14 North Entrance -- Bison and Brucellosis 
15 Blacktail Plateau Road -- Elk On Northern Range 
16 Specimen Trailhead -- Wolf Reintroduction
17 Kettle Ponds -- Glacial Kettle Ponds 
18 Lamar Valley -- Ravens and Large Predators 
19 Bison Ranch -- History of Bison Management 
20 Lamar River Trailhead -- How Wolves have Changed Yellowstone
21 Calcite Springs -- A Black Bear or a Grizzly?
22 Mt Washburn  -- Whitebark Pines, Grizzlies 
23 Inspiration Point -- A Famous Boulder 
24 Grand View -- Digging a Grand Canyon
25 Mary Mountain Trailhead -- Bear Management 
26 Alum Creek -- Was That a Wolf or a Coyote?
27 Hayden Valley -- Glaciers Formed Hayden Valley 
28 Mud Volcano -- Hot Springs, Fumaroles, Mud Pots    
29 Fishing Bridge -- Osprey Dives
30 Fishing Bridge -- Cuthroat Trout and Lake Trout
31 Steamboat Point -- Hydrothermal Explosions 
32 Bridge Bay Marina -- Lake Bottom Spires  
33 West Thumb -- Yellowstone Lake 
34 Lewis Lake -- Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
35 Craig Pass -- Continental Divide 
36 Old Faithful -- Timeline for the 1988 Fires
37 Old Faithful -- Predicting Old Faithful
38 Old Faithful -- Winter Visitors 
39 Midway geyser Basin -- Thermophiles Add Color 
40 Firehole River -- After the 1988 Fires

Explore Roadside Nature - Yellowstone NP Old Faithful area

Increase your enjoyment of Yellowstone National Park. Discover fascinating details and facts about this world-famous natural world. Yellowstone contains 370 miles of paved road, so exploring the park requires hours of driving.

Along the roads, enrich your visit with these 40 concise, thoughtful descriptions and explanations of plants, animals, geology and ecology. Each article is tied to a specific spot along park roads. In this family-friendly roadside guide, the author provides in-depth and easy to read backgrounds of the park’s natural history.  It provides answers to questions like:

At Lamar Valley, why do ravens view humans the same as large predators such as grizzlies and wolves?
At Old Faithful, how can rangers make such accurate predictions of Old Faithful eruptions?
At Hayden Valley, how have reintroduced wolves changed the park?
At Fishing Bridge, why are lake trout wiping out native cutthroat trout?

You will enjoy these articles in preparation for a park visit. You will discover interesting details while traveling Yellowstone roads. You will find answers to questions that come up following a drive. Articles are searchable by road location and subject matter. Photos of each subject and the location enhance the descriptions.