Yellowstone Diary 2020

August 5, 2020

One good thing to remember when watching wildlife is to make sure something is not watching you…from behind. Bison roam all around and no matter how exciting the wolf watching is I try to break and look around for other visitors.

Today a pair of Badgers came out below our vantage point and it was really fun to watch them.

Badgers are the big brothers of the Mustelidae family which include weasels, ferrets and wolverine. They dig for squirrels, mice and groundhogs in the soft sandy soil of the grasslands. They have low-slung bodies and short legs. With their characteristic black and white stripped faces they are easy to identify.