Bats of Idaho

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By Sarah Cubells For good reason, the birds and large mammals of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are the awe-inspiring “main characters” among locals and tourists…

Grizzly Family

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Article and photo by Charlie Lansche I had the good fortune of watching this Yellowstone grizzly family over the past few days as they peacefully…

Trumpeter Swans at Henrys Lake

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Article by Mary VanFleet Photo by Jean Bjerke Trumpeter Swans (TS) have historically nested at Henrys Lake, but have not been breeding there much of the last 50 yrs. Historically widespread in the…

Birds of Henrys Lake

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By Lorraine Snipper There is supposedly a difference between birdwatching (unintentional, unplanned) and being a birder (very intentional, seeking out birds). I had always thought…

Baby Season

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Article and Photos by Lindsay Jones Welcome to baby season! What’s that you ask? Well, if you aren’t familiar with the world of wildlife rehabilitation,…

Trumpeter Swans

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By Deb Drain Trumpeter Swans (Cygnus buccinator) is one of the most identifiable waterfowl found in the Island Park area. They are named after their…

Bear Safety Tips – Food Storage

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Spring is the time when bears emerge from their winter dens and families once again are exploring the parks and forests. May is “Be Bear Aware and Wildlife Stewardship” month so it is the perfect time to remind Island Park residents, visitors, and tourists how to safely and responsibly live and recreate in bear habitat.