River Walk

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This winter has been full of weather surprises.  Between the rain deluges and sub-zero temperatures, we’ve found several snowy days to walk up the river, over the beaver pond, and through the forest.  It’s remarkable how much animal activity is clustered around bodies of water.  If you want to test your tracking knowledge, do some detective work, and learn about your animal neighbors, check out the pond, river, or stream closest to you!

A mink jumps out of its hole and onto the wind blown snow

A mink jumps out of its hole and onto the wind blown snow

Here's the beaver dam, where are the beavers?

Here’s the beaver dam, where are the beavers?

A Bobcat ambles across the pond

A Bobcat ambles across the pond

Osprey nests?

Osprey nests?

If you want to identify tracks later, it's helpful to know their scale. A raccoon made these.

If you want to identify tracks later, it’s helpful to know their scale. A raccoon made these.

Raccoon highway!

Raccoon highway!

All photos by Tai or Terry Dinnan

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5 Responses to River Walk

  1. freshmuffin says:

    Great pics, looks fun!

  2. Sarah says:

    Love it! you refreshed my tracking knowledge! Thanks!

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