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Field guide to the Greater Yellowstone



The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is home to a wide array of wildlife, native plants, insects, geothermal features and other natural wonders. A new comprehensive field guide is the first to catalogue them in a single place.

A glance at the table of contents reveals the sweeping scope of The Field Guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, with sections on geology, geothermal features, rocks and minerals, mushrooms, trees and shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, insects, reptiles, amphibians, fish, birds, mammals, tracks and scat, and the night sky.

Author Kurt F. Johnson, a wildlife biologist and professional naturalist who lives in Jackson, Wyo., started the Field Guide as a personal resource to use when guiding clients on wildlife-watching tours in the parks. His clients spurred the development of the book.

Dr. Susan Clark, Professor of Wildlife Ecology at Yale University and author of Ensuring Greater Yellowstone’s Future, called the Field Guide “a must-have book for anyone interested in the Greater Yellowstone region and its natural history.”

Rigorous enough for professional naturalists yet easy to use for everyday visitors, the Field Guide is a compilation of exhaustive research and nearly a decade of fieldwork. With 1,200 photographs, 131 illustrations and 15 color maps, it includes descriptions and images of more than 650 species, 54 geothermal features, 21 waterfalls and 12 night sky charts.

The Field Guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks is available at local bookstores and gift shops, through online retailers, or from Farcountry Press at

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