Beehive Geyser is a favorite of rangers and visitors alike. Eruptions can be as high as 200 ft and last for 5 minutes. Have you been lucky enough to see an eruption or receive the "Beehive shower?"
A bobcat looks out from its snowy hunting blind along the Madison River (photo by Quin A. Henson).
Visit Yellowstone on President's Day for free.
Enjoy a Free Entrance Day on Monday February 20,2017. National parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests and public lands managed by Bureau of Land Management will waive their entrance fees. Find more of the Department of the Interior's annual Free Entrance days at [ Link ]

Free Entrance Days for Public Lands - 2017
The sweep of time over a sweeping view in Lamar Valley (video by NPS/Dale Bohlke).
Dreaming about a summer job in Yellowstone? If you're between the ages of 15 and 18, here's your chance! Applications are now being accepted for our 2017 Youth Conservation Corps program: [ Link ].
From conservation to conflict: explore the history of bison in and around Yellowstone at
Anyone out there with a wedding, proposal, or honeymoon in Yellowstone? Share your photos below! Happy #ValentinesDay!
Watching Old Faithful never gets old, but there are some eruptions that stand out more than others. Saturday night's eruption under the full moon was certainly at the top of my list. What is your most memorable eruption? –Ranger Jake
Art inspires the birth of national parks

180 years ago today, in England, Thomas Moran was born. At the age of 7, he immigrated with his mother and siblings to the United States of America and joined his father in Philadelphia.

Around the age of 16, Moran began his artistic training as an apprentice in a wood engraver's shop. After two years Moran left his apprenticeship to begin a full-time...
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Yellowstone’s dedicated park scientists are at the forefront of research in parks. On International Women and Girls in Science Day we’d like to introduce you to Brenna Cassidy, Kira Cassidy, and Erin Stahler, biologists on the Yellowstone Wolf Project. With nearly 30 combined years of field and research experience, they are leading the way for a new generation of STEM professionals. Original...
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Rain turned to slush and then to snow today on the Northern Range. This bull elk kept its head down foraging through it all.

In 1870, a member of the Washburn Expedition wrote in his diary about the Yellowstone cutthroat trout: "Two men could catch them faster than half a dozen could clean and get them ready for the frying pan.” Since then things have become a lot more complicated. For our next Telemetry episode, a story of native fish conservation and what it takes to restore an ecosystem:
Melting snow revealed a lot of bare ground around Mammoth Hot Springs yesterday. Rain fell across much of the park, even at elevations above 7,000 feet.
It’s time to fall in love all over again! We need your help with our annual Valentine’s Day video. Send your videos and photos of your weddings, proposals and romantic moments in national parks, wildlife refuges and other public lands to Please identify the location, remove any watermarks and submit videos and photos no later than Monday, February 6, for a chance to be in...
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Thanks to our trail crew, the Bighorn Pass Trail Bridge is available for use: [ Link ].
Have you strolled the boardwalks at Norris Geyser Basin?
Norris Geyser Basin is the hottest, oldest, and most dynamic of Yellowstone's thermal areas. The highest temperature yet recorded in any geothermal area in Yellowstone was measured in a scientific drill hole at Norris: 459°F (237°C) just 1,087 feet (326 meters) below the surface! There are very few thermal features at Norris under the...
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With winter approximately half over, our snow levels are starting to have relevance for the season’s snow pack. The links below will provide a summary of the snow water equivalent by drainage in Wyoming and Montana.

WYOMING - [ Link ]

MONTANA - [ Link ]
We've had our share of snow over the last few days, but take a look at this footage from our neighbors up north!
With the poise of a great blue heron, a coyote fishes for a meal in the Madison River.