The May 2016 issue of National Geographic is now out on the newsstands and it is one that lovers of national parks (especially since this is the centennial year of the National Park Service) and, in particular, Yellowstone National Park. The issue is dedicated to Yellowstone and, slightly, to Grand Teton National Park, since they are both part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
|Above, two Yellowstone bison relax on a hill. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
I found a copy of the issue at the local supermarket as I was buying provisions for my camping trip to Ventura. I've been relaxing today at the Ventura Beach RV Resort pouring through it.
The issue is loaded with photographs (as one might expect from National Geographic), posters, maps, statistics and all kinds of information on Yellowstone. It is an issue you'll want to get and keep!
|Above, Lower Yellowstone Falls. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
One interesting tidbit: Last summer, my daughter Amber and I went to Yellowstone National Park for a father-daughter vacation and we both got ourselves bitten by mosquitoes, Amber more so than I (she must taste sweeter to the critters). According to National Geographic, there are 35 species of mosquitoes that live in Yellowstone. Small wonder we got bitten!
|Above, Amber and Armand at Gibbon Falls.|
Another tidbit: One half of the world's known geysers are in Yellowstone!
|Above, Old Faithful Geyser erupts. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Trivia: Former President Gerald R. Ford served as a park ranger in Yellowstone in the summer of 1936.
Get yourself a copy today!
|Above, yours truly working |
on this blog post.
Cover price: $5.99 U.S., $6.99 Canada.