What’s with all the excess dog waste in the winter?

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By Alisa McGowan Have you noticed the abundant amounts of dog waste accumulating on local trails and roadsides this winter? I have and I am wondering, why? Maybe it is because it has been so chilly and taking our hands out of our cozy mittens to pick-up dog waste is unappealing, or because snowstorms have been so frequent that we … Read More

Hadley DeBreeWhat’s with all the excess dog waste in the winter?

Winter Fun is Happening at the ERC

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By Alisa McGowan The last week of 2016 was an exciting one at the ERC. Our Winter Tracking Workshops and Winter Birding Walks commenced and we hosted an exhibit during the Ketchum Gallery Walk. It was a perfect day for birding on December 28; clear skies, calm winds and local birding expert Poo Wright-Pulliam helped the group spot 37 different … Read More

Hadley DeBreeWinter Fun is Happening at the ERC

ERC Receives LUSH Cosmetics Charity Pot Grant!

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By Ann Parry In June, the ERC received a $13,300 grant from LUSH Cosmetics to support our Pesticide Action program which is working to reduce the use of pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers in the Wood River Valley. On Saturday, November 12 from 11:30am – 3:30pm, ERC staff (Hadley DeBree, Alisa McGowan, and Ann Parry) traveled to Meridian to spend … Read More

Hadley DeBreeERC Receives LUSH Cosmetics Charity Pot Grant!

Falconry experts visited Ketchum on Tuesday

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By Alisa McGowan Did you know that Philippine Eagles are the only birds of prey with blue eyes, require over 10,000 acres of land per mating pair, are larger than bald eagles and are critically endangered (only about 300 individuals remain!)? Tuesday evening, the ERC and The Community Library hosted Cordi and Joe Atkinson of the non-profit “Philippine Eagle ‘Forest … Read More

Hadley DeBreeFalconry experts visited Ketchum on Tuesday

ERC Bird Walk 2016 Summary!

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By Ann Parry The results are in for our 2016 bird walks. From January to September, 63 enthusiastic birders participated in 13 bird walks. Birding locations included: Silver Creek, Camas Prairie Marsh, Craters of the Moon, River Run, St. Luke’s Pond, and Draper Preserve. We observed 94 different bird species, with a big day of 38 different species on May … Read More

Hadley DeBreeERC Bird Walk 2016 Summary!