Did you know that grizzly bears are just leaving their dens when the first dandelions appear? That salmon flies are hatching as wild strawberries begin to ripen? That bull elk are bugling when aspen leaves turn to gold?
A Naturalist's Guide to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks is a book unique in the literature of natural history. Dr. Frank C. Craighead, Jr., one of America's most distinguished field biologists, studied the plants and animals of the Greater Yellowstone Area for more than forty-five years, keeping detailed daily journals. In this fascinating book he shares his discoveries about the patterns of life that revolve around the changing seasons.
For naturalists, A Naturalist's Guide to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks is a remarkable chronicle of the interrelationships between all living things. For anyone interested in the Teton-Yellowstone area and the entire Northern Rocky Mountain region, this book opens the door to greater understanding – and appreciation – of the natural cycles in one of America's last wild places.