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Kirsty Peake "Yellowstone - The world's first National Park"
Kirsty Peake "Yellowstone - The world's first National Park"

Wed, 13 Sept


All saints Church Hall

Kirsty Peake "Yellowstone - The world's first National Park"

Time & Location

13 Sept 2023, 19:30 – 21:30

All saints Church Hall, All Saints Church, All Saints Rd, Sidmouth EX10 8ES, UK

About the event

About the Author

Kirsty and her husband, Alan, first visited Yellowstone National Park in 1999.  At the end of their visit they asked the question ‘how can we keep doing this and get someone else to pay for it?’  The answer was to become tour guides!  In conjunction with the Yellowstone Association Institute they took out groups in February each winter.  Kirsty, as an Animal Behaviourist, became more and more involved in the research into wolf behaviour and wanted to concentrate on that.  

In 2006 they decided they wanted to spend more time in Yellowstone and bought a house in Paradise Valley 30 minutes from the Park.  They spent 6 months every year out there.  They alternated winters between Dartmoor and Yellowstone.  In 2020 with Alan’s diagnosis of Stage 5 Chronic Kidney Disease they sold their Montana home and returned full time to Dartmoor.  

Kirsty still receives daily reports on the wolves of Yellowstone.  She was awarded ‘Who Speaks for Wolf’ in 2016 by the International Wolf Centre, the first person outside of the USA to gain this award.  

And before you ask – she is not in favour of the reintroduction of wolves to the UK!


Submissions open for Competition 1 on the 13th of September: Two DPI and One Print 

• All images to be submitted via Photo Entry.

• Prints accepted on Club nights: 27th September and 4th October.

• Competition 1 closes, midnight 4th October.

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