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Lynne Bama To Deliver Free Yellowstone Lecture At BBHC

Photographer and poet Lynne Bama will be giving a free lecture and hosting a book signing at the Buffalo Bill Historic Center (BBHC) in Cody, WY August 23.

Bama will be signing copies of her new book Yellowstone Rising: Forty Years of Change in the First National Park, which includes photographs and poems of and about Yellowstone National Park. According to a BBHC press release, the book explores Yellowstone’s geology, early history, exploration, and wildlife, as well as notable personalities and major points of interest. From a BBHC press release:

Bama complied her book over a span of forty years, from 1968 – 2008. Through her poems and photos in Yellowstone Rising, she weaves together a tale of the past, present, and future of the Park’s greatest wonders. Her photography has appeared in Camera, Sierra, Audubon, and High Country News.

She first visited Yellowstone in 1966, and she then became a permanent resident of the area in 1968. Currently, she resides in Wapiti, Wyoming, with her husband James Bama, an artist known for his realistic paintings of subjects pertaining to the American West.

In addition to Bama reading her poems and presenting slides during this lecture, she discusses many changes that have taken place throughout the past forty years—geological theories, grizzly bear management, snowmobile controversies, fires, invasive species, bioprospecting, and the exploding number of visitors in the Park.

Her journalism, essays, and poetry have been featured in several publications, including, Orion, Sierra, High Country News, Petroglyph, and Isotope, as well as numerous anthologies. Bama has also earned the John M. Collier Award for Forest History Journalism and the Nature of Nature Poetry Prize.

The lecture will take place in the BBHC’s Coe Auditorium and will start at 5:15 p.m. August 23, with the book signing following. For more information, you can contact Bonnie Smith, curatorial assistant in the Draper Natural History Museum, at or by calling 307-578-4020.

About Sean Reichard

Sean Reichard is the editor of Yellowstone Insider and author of Yellowstone Insider For Families 2017.

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