Spring Break in the Wood River Valley.
Spring break 2001.
The SNRA Headquarters North of Ketchum Idaho.
Saturday Morning, March 19th, 2011
6 degrees, storm moving in.
The USFS and volunteers held 2 Snow Discovery days during Spring break.
Arts and crafts, puppet shows,
animal track plaster casts
Outside was a snow shelter, or Quinzee, exhibits and nature exhibit.
Snow was examined and tested, temperature and mass.
Then it was back inside for another puppet show.
And to retrieve their nature handicrafts .
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Winter Ecology Hike
Galena Lodge, 27 miles North of Ketchum, Highway 75
March, 5th 2011 Light stratus, lots of sunshine, circa 30F
The two Rangers from the SNRA, Jim and Robin, gave the Master Naturalist class a look into the world of wolverines , tree disease, and local Winter animal behavior.
We then met at the Galena Lodge for a hike into the hills.
After donning snowshoes we headed out, Robin pointing out and identifying tracks, and Jim identifying trees and infestations common to the area.