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Groundhog Day or Marmot Day?

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn As is the case most years, a crowd of people gathered in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania yesterday to watch a rodent come out of his den.  As lore has it, if he sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter, and if not, we will…

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Things that scream in the night

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn As soon as I stepped out of the car, the sound sent a chill down my spine.  It came from over on the hillside, but in the black of a night, I couldn’t see anything.  At first, I thought it to be a child screaming, or…

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All About Scat

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn A ring of kids stood staring intently at something at the ground.  During this particular Junior Ranger program, we were looking for signs of ungulates that lived in Rocky Mountain National Park — Bighorn Sheep, elk, deer and moose.  Since we had just put on our…

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What is this creature?

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn As a park ranger, people visiting parks look to you as the expert.  Because of this, I frequently get asked about something they’ve seen during their visit — an animal, a bird, a flower.  When I worked at Sequoia National Park, we were constantly getting asked,…

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