Thursday, March 24, 2011

Snow Days at the SNRA 2011

                         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.
     Animal Identification, snow shoe hikes,

  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

                                   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.