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

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