Two Minutes in the Yellowstone Ecosystem is a short weekly podcast about the animals of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem from our education department. You can listen here or subscribe on iTunes, Overcast, or anywhere else you get your podcasts. Check out all of our episodes at www.yellowstoneecosystem.com.
In this episode, we talk about a mighty little predator called the Western Screech Owl, whose call isn't quite what you'd expect it to be.
For a long time, the most popular episode of Two Minutes in the Yellowstone Ecosystem is episode 16, North American Cheetahs, about the big cats that roamed the plains of Montana and Wyoming as recently as 12,000 years ago. In October, it was supplanted by a new favorite, When Migration Goes Wrong, which talks about a surprise visitor at the Sanctuary and how animals know where to migrate.
Where It All Began
It all started on April 12, 2018. Even as snow continues to fall, signs of spring are in the air in the Yellowstone ecosystem, and one of the biggest, loudest signs of spring is the annual return of the sandhill cranes.