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OWNERS
Jim Halfpenny, PhD
Diann Thompson, BSN
PO Box 989
Gardiner, MT 59030

Learn more about Jim at
Halfpenny.me
For the forensic side of
A Naturalist's World
click Track Scene Investigation (TSI)
A NATURALIST'S WORLD

Thank you for visiting our field class listing and product information site.

A Naturalist`s World is dedicated to providing
educational programs and materials
about natural history and ecology.

Classes include tracking, carnivore ecology,
wildlife observation, rare species, northern lights,
and alpine and winter ecology.

Instructional programs vary from 1 day to 2 weeks.

Programs provided at locations across North America.


Special Events and Offerings are listed below.

For other materials and to register for classes go to the top of this page, select a topic, and visit the new page to view offerings.

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Authorized Permittee of the Yellowstone National Park


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APPS

HOT OFF THE PRESS!!

YELLOWSTONE WOLVES APP

YELLOWSTONE WOLVES APP

Your Own Annual Wolf Chart
On Your Phone or Tablet
There's an App for That

Google, Amazon Apps, Apple.

Our Annual Wolf Chart
with
Powerful Search Engine
Incredible Interactivity within the Chart

While you are at it get
Yellowstone SPOTR

YELLOWSTONE SPOTR
Learn Yellowstone locations and place names
used by animal watchers


Apps by program developers Carol Scopinich, Carl Leadaman and Bill Weatherwax

Go To App Store
Search for
Yellowstone Wolves App and Yellowstone SPOTR
You may have to scroll down a list



BOOKS


Charting Yellowstone Wolves: 25 Anniversary

HOT OFF THE PRESS!!
Charting Yellowstone Wolves: 25th Anniversary

Celebrate Wolf Restoration in the
Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Your Book Of Knowledge.

Includes all wolf charts since the beginning and biographies for radio collared wolves.
Also instruction on how to access the wolf genealogy on Ancestry.com.

Check out the Books Tab to purchase
Buy Local on this web site as authors earn more.


N E W!...N E W!...NEW!
Rare Mammal Moments
of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem


Rare Mammal Moments of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

The
RAREST
biological, behavioral and ecological events
of the secret lives
of mammals
captured on film

Go to
Books Tab

Order Now


YELLOWSTONE BEARS IN THE WILD

The comprehensive portrait of
grizzly bears and black bears
in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Written by Jim Halfpenny

New scientific research including
cutting-edge discoveries about
bear biology and ecology.


Includes
bear sizes, bear play, curiosity, raising cubs,
wolves and bears, predation and scavenging,
denning, hibernation, and eating moths and worms.

Explains how bears are responding to critical ecological changes taking place in Yellowstone

Companion book to Yellowstone Wolves in the Wild.

Just $19.95

To order Yellowstone Bears in the Wild CLICK HERE.




TRACKING WOLVES: THE BASICS
Find Wolves by tracks, urine, scat, and carcasses!
Written by Jim Halfpenny and Tracy Furman

Essential Guide to Understanding Wolf Footprints, Trails and Sign!

Life history for interpreting when and how trails were made.
Information and measurements allow for determining age and gender.
Explains scents posts, scat, carcasses.

Comparative information for
domestic dogs, coyotes, bobcats, cougars, and bears.
Detailed discussion covers differentiation of
wolf sign from that of other canids.

Just $9.95
To order Tracking Wolves: The Basics
CLICK HERE.



TRACK PLATES FOR MAMMALS
A "How-To-Manual" & Aid To Footprint Identification


Written by Jim Halfpenny, Meghan Walla-Murphy, Elizabeth Rogers, and David Tiller

Power to the Tracker! Now you can get tracks anywhere!

Ingenious devices allow tracker's to get footprints of elusive mammals.
Used where natural substrates do not allow tracking,
such as inside buildings or on hard ground.

Track plates allow you to explore the hidden world
of what lurks when you are not looking.
Used to find rare and endangered species.
Used for non-invasive censusing.


Just $19.95
To order Track Plates for Mammals CLICK HERE.



DISCOVERING YELLOWSTONE WOLVES


Now reprinted.
First edition of 5000 sold out immediately

by Jim Halfpenny and Diann Thompson.

First book written about wolf restoration
A must-have, historical glimpse
Pictures of original wolves
Their pack history in Canada.
Details of first 1.5 years
Pack composition charts for 1995 and 1996
And more.


Just $19.95
To order Discovering Yellowstone Wolves CLICK HERE.


SCATS AND TRACKS OF NORTH AMERICA
Coast-to-coast guides to tracking
what critters went before you
Verify and Prove Their Presence

Created by Jim Halfpenny's
regional series of 10 books about scats and tracks

Easy Reference Descriptions
Measurements and Illustrations
nearly 150 Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals
Identification Key and Glossary of Tracking Terms
Instructions for Documenting Your Finds
Common and Rare Species

TO PURCHASE, CLICK HERE.
Paperback

Written by Dr. Jim Halfpenny and Illustrated by Todd Tealander



Yellowstone Wolves in the Wild
Everything you wanted to know about the wolves of Yellowstone!


written by Jim Halfpenny.
For details about Yellowstone Wolves in the Wild, CLICK HERE.



Charts
YELLOWSTONE WOLF CHART 2020
Available NOW

Go to
Visual Aids and select Wolf Charts (left side of page)

Order Now
Wolf Chart 2018


N E W!...N E W!...NEW!
BEAR FAMILY CHART
Available NOW

Go to
Visual Aids or Wolf Charts Tab (top of page)

Scroll down to find Bear Family Charts

Order Now





Tracks Scats and Signs
Rocky Mountain Mammals

Folding pictorial 6-panel laminated field guide
36 Species Accounts
Photos and Text by Dr. Jim Halfpenny
Photographs of common mammals,tracks, trails, signs, scat
Concise explanation of features and habitats
Backpackable, rugged, waterproof
For general enthusiasts

Picture of cover and Grizzly Species Account


Example of panel fold outs
To order Tracks Scats & signs of Rocky Mountain Mammals
CLICK HERE.



Classes and Programs
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Coming in 2021!

Explore the Arctic
NOW AVAILABLE
G R E E N L A N D
DATES: Coming in 2021!


Arctic Tundra! Whales!
Fastest moving glaciers! Biggest icebergs!
of northern hemisphere

Live a week in Greenland with Jim
Live in town of Ilulissat

Download complete brochure by clicking here!


Program starts and ends in Reykjavik, Iceland
COST: $5,000

If you want to personally talk with Jim Halfpenny about this expedition,
leave a clear message at (406) 223-1579.

Casts and Art

CARNIVORE FOOTPRINT CASTS
THE BIG 3
GRIZZLY - COUGAR - WOLF

From Jim's personal collection
Selected to make a lasting impression
For educational and artistic purposes

Each is an exact duplicate and measurements may be made from the cast.

Casts were selected for large size; they are not from average-sized animals. They are impressive!

All footprint casts are life-size,
from wild, free-roaming carnivores
and
come with a written history of the animal, cast surface and location.

To PURCHASE, CLICK HERE.
Casts by Dr. Jim Halfpenny




A Naturalist's World
proudly presents
cold-cast bronze art pieces:

Druid Patriarch Druid Sisters
Patriarch of the Druid Wolf Pack - 21M
Druid Sisters - Wolves 40F / 42F


These pieces represent wolf restoration
and will grace any desk, table, or wall in any home or office.
The bronzes were created from footprints obtained by Jim Halfpenny.
Tracks were made from Druid wolf pack alpha male 21M or from one of the Druid sisters, 40F or 42F.


To learn more about these casts, CLICK HERE.
Track Education Center

Track Education Center and Museum

The home of A Natualist's World is in Gardiner, Montana
at the center of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

To learn more about the Track Education Center, click here.


Residencies in Nature
Residencies in Nature
Natural History in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Observe and learn in the field!

Enhance your knowledge and skills of the natural arena!
With an academic, field-experience mentored by Dr. Jim Halfpenny

4 weeks in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
for all students of nature

A guided trail that is individualized, field-oriented self-study
professional-level, and observational-based

Choose one of four study paths
animal tracking
cold weather ecology
general natural history.
mammal ecology and behavior

To learn more or register for a Residency, CLICK HERE.


Friends of the Center
For The Outdoor Enthusiast, Check Our Friend's Web Sites


Art and Sculptures of wolves and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Bronze and drawings by
George Bumann

Photographs of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Enjoy the Photography of our friends
Dan, Cindy, and Cassie Hartman

The study of How Ancient Peoples Lived
Ndakinna Education Center
James Bruchac

Society for Primitive Technology

Hollowtop Outdoor Primitive School (HOPS)




Privacy Policy for Yellowstone Wolves Apps
Jim Halfpenny (owner), Carol Scopinich, Carl Leadaman and Bill Weatherwax built Yellowstone Wolves 2020 (the "app").
It is intended for use as-is.
The purpose of this privacy policy is to help you understand how the app accesses and uses your information.
By using the app, you consent to accessing and processing of your data in accordance with this policy.
The app does not gather, save, or share personal information.
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