Winter Bird Walk Species Spotlight

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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

Colleen SchmitWinter Bird Walk Species Spotlight

2018 Stories from the Snow

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By Alisa McGowan This winter, the ERC facilitated three Winter Tracking Workshops hosted by local tracker extraordinaire, Ann Christensen. The low snowpack did not stop participants from enjoying our backcountry trails and investigating the stories left in the snow by local animals. During the first hour of each workshop, Ann discussed different methods of tracking to identify which animals leave … Read More

Alisa McGowan2018 Stories from the Snow

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

Office ManagerFalconry 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

Office ManagerERC Bird Walk 2016 Summary!