Time for a new name. I like the symmetry—3 syllables, 11 letters, 2 colors. Chop wood, carry water. And then vote in the poll.
I’ve created more of a Yellowstone focus here because that’s where I’ll be living most of the year, but the blog’s not now exclusively about Yellowstone. For example, there will be a zoo post based on a book and a visit as soon as there’s a day of good weather when I feel like visiting. I am going to try to limit this blog to nature and animal related posts while posting other topics on Hard Wood to Whittle. There is a new post there about my health (physical and financial) and one coming in the next few days about the music of Van Morrison. I’m hoping to write there more frequently, casually, and on a wide variety of topics.
Living in a place physically unlike any place I’ve lived before was an awakening experience. That it happened to be the first national park made it a rare one as well. So as I began to get used to living there, I became interested in learning as much as I could about the place, and interest soon turned to fascination. Over time, I’m going to write a series of posts on Yellowstone topics such as ecology, geology, history, wildlife, fire, forests, and hiking. There’s no original research going on here of course, so you can find the information elsewhere yourself if you like, but I hope to add some onsite perspective in my own style while having some fun. If you have any topics, issues, or questions which you’re particularly interested in, please let me know.
Let’s run through the new Yellowstone links list.
Greater Yellowstone Coalition The park is still just a big island. These folks work on protecting the entire ecosystem.
Yellowstone Association Educating, bookselling, volunteering in the park.
Yellowstone Co-op Employee Recreation Program Wondering what folks in the park are doing for entertainment this week? You can find out here (when programming resumes in mid-May).
Yellowstone Discussion Forums I strongly disagree with some of the most prolific posters, but this is a good site for the latest info and photos from the park.