• An aerial view of Old Faithful erupting taken from Observation Point with the Old Faithful Inn to the side.

    Yellowstone

    National Park ID,MT,WY

V is for Vole

A meadow vole hides by some leaves near the ground.

The meadow vole is a little rodent that likes to hide in tunnels under the grass. If you ever see a coyote pouncing on something in the grass it might be a meadow vole.

 

Did You Know?

Fire in Yellowstone Pineland in 1988

The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.