Learn insider tips and tricks to making the most of your wolf watching adventure.
This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.
Yellowstone National Park is known as the best place in the world to see wolves in the wild. Over the past 16 years, Bruce and Kelly Hazen have watched wolves in Yellowstone during their twice a year visits. Learn the insider tips and tricks to making the most of your wolf watching adventure. Topics include: where, when, and how to comfortably observe wild wolf behavior. Wolf watching etiquette along with equipment and supply needs. They will cover basic wild wolf biology and behavior which is surprisingly different than captive wolves. You will learn what to expect during a typical day in the life of a wolf watcher. Hint: Be crepuscular.
Over the last 16 years, Bruce and Kelly Hazen have contributed their wolf behavior observations to a Yellowstone citizen scientist group. Kelly has a degree in Exotic Animal Training and trained a captive Gray Wolf. In addition, Kelly worked as a wildlife biologist for Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and appeared in 2 Oregon Field Guide programs. She published her citizen scientist studies and give talks about Arctic White Geese, Greater Sage-Grouse, and Snowy Owls. She currently volunteers at the High Desert Museum where she leads Nature Walks and narrates the Raptors of the Desert Sky program. Speaking of canines, the Hazen’s white golden retriever named Ben is the Bend Bulletin mascot.