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Week #12 Elk Just Shed Antlers

Week #12 Elk Just Shed Antlers Does it feel like loosing a baby tooth? It sure looks like that when they scrape them on anything and everything wiggling them around until the fall off. These elk just shed their antlers and as you can see new ones are growing in right underneath. This video is…

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Week #11 Coyotes Crossing Bridge

Week #11 Coyotes Crossing Bridge This video shows coyotes crossing over Outlet Creek by bridge. With all the cold, wet weather these two canines must really want to find a good snack to help warm them up. This bridge seems to be both a good vantage point as well as a way across these swift,…

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More Water in the Little Lake Valley

We have a small break in the rain and snow today and I am heading out to see how flooded the valley has become over the weekend. My waders and raingear in hand, I head out to the middle section. As soon as I arrive I can tell my waders will be necessary. There are…

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Week#06 Snake Emergence on Sunny Day

Week #06 Snake Emergence on Sunny Day If only these terrestrial garter snakes had not been moving so fast, you’d be able to see there were upwards of 50 emerging from their den; slithering on top and around each-other as they emerged! These snakes were out because it is a sunny day and they frogs,…

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Week #05 Honeybees Disturbed by Unexpected Guest

Week #05 Honeybees Disturbed by Unexpected Guest Honeybees although not native, are still beneficial to our environment, and hard at work. As you can see here the honeycomb found in this duck-box shows is evidence of their pollination activity. Although this colony was upset by some unexpected guess, there was evidence of another colony just…

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Mosses & Lichens

All of these mosses and lichens photographed were found in our Little Lake Valley! And there are many more! Keep a look out for them in your surroundings, and you will see they are everywhere! See this weeks’ blog for more photos and a writeup on the many neat observations and insights of our Project…

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Bird Sightings this Winter

As winter brings water to the valley more birds are showing themselves more often. This week we offer a compilation of some of the bird sightings seen over the last week. Read this weeks blog for some photos and narrative on another bird that is out and about.  Keep your eye out for them when…

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The Beavers Are Back!

Week #02 “The Beavers are Back in the Valley!” MCRCD is happy to share that the beavers are back in the valley! The beavers leave the dry valley in the summer and find water either in the Eel River drainage or up our creeks into lakes and ponds. “see video here

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Best of 2018

The MCRCD had another incredible year observing wildlife. We are very happy to have the tools to share these experiences with you! For our final video of the year we chose a compilation of the top 5 most popular videos. Please enjoy! 1. Elk Mother Playing with Young, 0:00-0:32 2. A Busy Night on Outlet…

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