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
Mark Your Calendars: ERC’s Winter Programs
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
Winter Bird Walk Species Spotlight
By Colleen Schmit This week the Environmental Resource Center wrapped up our Winter Bird Walks for the season. We are grateful to Poo Wright-Pulliam, who shares her knowledge of bird identification and bird life histories, as well as her enthusiasm for birding, with all who attend. To start the season off in December, Poo gave a presentation at the Community … Read More
ERC Bird Walk 2016 Summary!
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