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Week #40 A Night Time Visitor

One of the owl species we have in the Little Lake Valley is the ubiquitous Barn Owl. Although their diet consists mainly of small rodents, they will occasionally eat insects and amphibians. This alert owl standing in the creek may be trying to eat an opportunistic...

Week #39 The Elk Rut Has Begun!

Watch as rival bulls vie for dominance of the herd and access to females. The rut starts as early as August and continues to November. There was a dominant bull that was injured in a probable fight with another male last week. This resulted in more competition between...

Week #37 Beavers Grooming

Watch as both male and female beavers use their castor gland to groom and waterproof their fur. Castoreum and urine scent are also used to mark their territories. The smell of this oil has been described as a pleasant, vanilla-like floral...