What is a Weevil?

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By Ty Reinnemann Find out what the ERC Pesticide Action interns were up to this summer! Cyphocleonus achates (Cypho), commonly known as knapweed root weevil, overwinters in the large taproots of the spotted knapweed. This aggressive invasive weed has wreaked havoc on the American rangelands and forests since its introduction. Thus a solution had to be found that didn’t revolve … Read More

Alisa McGowanWhat is a Weevil?

EcoCamp 2019 in Review

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By Lindsay VanMieghem After two weeks at EcoCamp, discovering the natural world that Idaho has to offer, we have so many memories from our adventures and discoveries, but here are some of the highlights! Week 1: Discovering Wild Idaho Our first week of EcoCamp is open to rising 5th and 6th graders, and on Monday we had 7 campers rearing … Read More

Lindsay VanMieghemEcoCamp 2019 in Review

A Look Back at Winter Birding

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By Lindsay VanMieghem Recently, at the ERC office, we have welcomed back the birds that migrated for the winter as they return to our feeders and trees. Their noisy chatter has given us hope that spring really is right around the corner. However, we have been enjoying the winter birds that live in our valley all winter long. One of our … Read More

Lindsay VanMieghemA Look Back at Winter Birding

Winter Tracking Fever

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By Lindsay VanMieghem Over the past few weeks, I have been introduced to the world of winter tracking by local expert Ann Christensen. Even though my skills are about as advanced as recognizing a hole in the snow as a possible track and I rely heavily on the help of my Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains guide book, … Read More

Lindsay VanMieghemWinter Tracking Fever

Mark Your Calendars: ERC’s Winter Programs

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By Lindsay VanMieghem As winter fast approaches the Wood River Valley, the fresh snow provides new and exciting ways to get outside and explore all that nature has to offer. Over the next few months, the ERC will once again be partnering with two local experts in birding and tracking to offer the community opportunities to better understand the wildlife … Read More

Lindsay VanMieghemMark Your Calendars: ERC’s Winter Programs