Mullen fasciation

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The mullen plant is an invasive plant but has been in North America for so long, some people consider it a native plant. It’s ability to produce seeds, about 200,000 per plant, and the ability of the seeds to remain … Continued

Big and small

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I am always amazed at the diversity one finds in the natural world. Take pause to enjoy the big and small of the tree world. This little tree growing up in the sub-alpine (near Fight Lake on Battle Mountain) is … Continued

Squirrel serenity

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Squirrely moment from Frank Ritcey on Vimeo. The red squirrel is like a built in security system for all the denizens of the forests. Somebody or something moves and a squirrel will announce it.


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A walk through the Lac Dubois grasslands presented an excellent canvas for tracking. Here we have a set of weasel tracks – possibly a short or long-tailed  weasel, but at best it would be a guess. The red lines denote … Continued

A hike with Raven and Karma

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Captain’s log, stardate 2017 – We’ve just left the alpha-centauri sector. . . No wait, that is another entry I have to finish for my other job. This entry is a little more exciting. Raven, Karma and I went for … Continued

Moose and deer

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This video is a combination of two clips taken from a trail camera. They show the relative size of a moose and deer.