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The Yellowstone Phenology Project: 5-31 Grizzly X-ing

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The Yellowstone Phenology Project: 5-30 Bison and Cowbird

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The Yellowstone Phenology Project: 5-29 Western Tanager

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The Yellowstone Phenology Project: 5-29 Western Tanager

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The Yellowstone Phenology Project: 5-28 Fox Portrait

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The Yellowstone Phenology Project: 5-27 Elk

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The Yellowstone Phenology Project: 5-26 Bison Sign

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The Yellowstone Phenology Project: 5-25 Sagebrush Buttercup

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The Yellowstone Phenology Project: 5-24 Elk Herd

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The Yellowstone Phenology Project: 5-23 Spring Beauties

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The Yellowstone Phenology Project: 5-22 Harlequin Ducks

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The Yellowstone Phenology Project: 5-21 Mushrooms

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The Yellowstone Phenology Project: 5-20 Ground Squirrel

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The Yellowstone Phenology Project: 5-19 Golden Eagle and Raven

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The Yellowstone Phenology Project: 5-18 Bison Calf

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The Yellowstone Phenology Project: 5-17 Mountain Bluebird

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The Yellowstone Phenology Project: 5-16 Goldeneye Pair

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The Yellowstone Phenology Project: 5-15 Great Gray Owl

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The Yellowstone Phenology Project: 5-14 Bighorn Lamb

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The Yellowstone Phenology Project: 5-13 Wolf

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The Yellowstone Phenology Project: 5-12 Grizzly Landscape

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The Yellowstone Phenology Project: 5-11 Ibis

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The Yellowstone Phenology Project: 5-10 Bison in the River

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The Yellowstone Phenology Project: 5-9 Grizzly Fishing

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Phenology: the study of cyclic and seasonal natural phenomena,  especially in relation to climate and plant and animal life.

I'm going to try something here. I want to post a photo or video every day through the spring, summer, and fall. Frank C. Craighead Jr's book "A Naturalist Guide to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks" is an amazing resource that walks us chronologically through the seasons, pointing out what animals are present in the valley, what they are eating, what plants are flowering, and how all of the cogs in the ecosystem clock are turning each week. I thought it would be fun to capture, photographically, this annual march through time. Change is the only constant around here. Like Ferris Bueller famously said, "life moves pretty fast. If you don't look up once in a while, you might miss it." Six months from now, I hope to be able to use this little project like a flipbook to watch the seasons unfold and meld chronologically. Her…