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Yellowstone National Park  Take the pledge.👇🏽Tell a friend. Tag #YellowstonePledge.

Put the Yellowstone Pledge into action...Be bear aware! Carry bear spray and know how to use it. Be alert, make noise, hike in groups, and stay on trails. If you encounter a bear, never run.
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The @nationalparkservice works hard to protect Yellowstone and we need your help! The best way to start is by taking the Yellowstone Pledge. It’s a personal promise you make to yourself and the park. It can be taken anywhere: it doesn't need to be taken out loud or in front of anyone. Tag #YellowstonePledge and encourage others to do the same.
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“I pledge to protect Yellowstone National Park. I will act responsibly and safely, set a good example for others, and share my love of the park and all the things that make it special.”
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Learn more at go.nps.gov/YellowstonePledge
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NPS video / Dale Bohlke

It’s great to see more and more birds recently! The Northern part of the park had sunny weather on Saturday followed by snow the last 2 days.
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The @nationalparkservice works hard to protect Yellowstone and we need your help! The best way to start is by taking the Yellowstone Pledge. It’s a personal promise you make to yourself and the park. It can be taken anywhere: it doesn't need to be taken out loud or in front of anyone. Tag #YellowstonePledge and encourage others to do the same.
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“I pledge to protect Yellowstone National Park. I will act responsibly and safely, set a good example for others, and share my love of the park and all the things that make it special.”
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One of the ways to put the pledge into action: Leave your drone at home. Drones are not allowed in Yellowstone National Park. They disturb wildlife, interfere with park operations, and bother people trying to enjoy natural sounds.
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Learn more at go.nps.gov/YellowstonePledge

It’s always fun when the first “red dogs” of the year start showing up. Has anyone seen one from this year yet?
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The @NationalParkService works hard to protect Yellowstone and we need your help! The best way to start is by taking the Yellowstone Pledge. It’s a personal promise you make to yourself and the park. It can be taken anywhere: it doesn't need to be taken out loud or in front of anyone. Tag #YellowstonePledge and encourage others to do the same.
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“I pledge to protect Yellowstone National Park. I will act responsibly and safely, set a good example for others, and share my love of the park and all the things that make it special.”
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The first way to put the pledge into action is to “Give wildlife room, use a zoom.” The safest way to view wildlife is through a telephoto lens, a spotting scope, or a pair of binoculars. Park animals are wild and dangerous. Bison, bears, and elk have injured and killed people. Do not approach, encircle, follow, or feed any animal. Stay 100 yards (91 m) from bears and wolves. Stay 25 yards (23 m) from all other animals.
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Learn the other ways you can put the pledge into action at: go.nps.gov/YellowstonePledge

More birds are showing up each day but we’re still getting snowed on. Spring is in the air!
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Roads begin to open April 19. Visit go.nps.gov/YellRoads for the full schedule.

As one of the first wildflowers to peek out of the receding snows, buttercups are a welcome sight after a cold, snowy winter. What are your favorite signs of spring? #Yellowstone #YNP #YellowstoneNationalPark #findyourpark #wildflowers

What’s the old rhyme, “April (snow) showers bring May flowers?” We have our fingers crossed! 🤞 Finally starting to see hints of green in the Mammoth area, if you look closely. 🧐
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Wildlife is on the move this time of year, so drive carefully and use pullouts when you want to take a picture. #YellowstonePledge

After spring-like temperatures this weekend, we woke up to fresh snow today. It seems that the weather knew it was #AprilFoolsDay.
It's always interesting to pack for a Yellowstone visit during the spring. 🤷🏽‍♀️ #JustPackAllOfYourClothes 🤣

Did you know that a fox’s 🦊👂 hearing is one of its strongest senses? It listens for prey beneath the snow. When it hears something it pauses, crouches, then jumps up in the air, and comes crashing down through the snow. This time it wasn’t a successful hunt for the #fox, but it was still a blast to watch. 😍
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Remember to give them room, use your zoom! These shots were taken with a 400mm lens from a safe distance. Always keep 25 yards from all wildlife and 100 yards from bears and wolves. #YellowstonePledge

In addition to bluebirds and bears, the Uinta ground squirrel 🐿 is a sure sign of spring. They hibernate around 8 months of the year from August through March. If you’re a big fan of sleep, then this might be your favorite animal. 😴

Everyone needs a good role model. Meet Jane Marguerite “Peg” Lindsley Arnold (1901-1952). She was the third women with the title of park ranger at Yellowstone, and in 1925, she became the first female permanent park ranger.

Peg earned a Master’s degree in bacteriology, and rescued and cared for orphaned animals (this being a very different time!). She was also daring—riding a motorcycle to Yellowstone from Philadelphia.

She was a lifelong devotee to Yellowstone, and wrote over 50 articles for Yellowstone Nature Notes. Her self-proclaimed greatest adventure at Yellowstone? Skiing 143 miles around the park—another first for women.

Women’s History Month is a great time to celebrate courageous women like Peg. Share a story or a photo of a woman who inspires you.

Warmer temperatures equals less steam around thermal features making the details easier to see. Who else is ready for spring?!? 😍
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Boardwalks lead you to amazing places and keep you safe from dangerous hot springs. Stay on them when exploring thermal areas. 💪🏽 #YellowstonePledge

Imagine being a mountain chickadee in the winter—talk about living on the edge. Chickadees survive frigid nights by going into regulated hypothermia, dropping their body temperature about 20 degrees. This saves 20% of the fat they would otherwise burn. Still, chickadees spend much of each night shivering, which metabolizes most of their body fat. Each day they need to find enough food to replace the fat they burned the night before. Something to think about the next time you hear a chickadee calling dee-dee-dee.

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