Fish Posts

A Fishing Expedition by , Ranger

April 28th, 2014

At the lower terminus of the Boardwalk in Explore the Wild I noticed a small snake (perhaps 18 inches at best) coiled in the smartweed that grows there. The snake’s head stuck out of the water, ready to pounce, its tongue flashing out to smell the air. There were also many minnows splashing about the […] Read the rest of this entry »

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A Field Guide to Whatever it is You’re Looking at by , Ranger

January 21st, 2014

There seems to be a guide to just about anything and everything. Whatever it is you happen to be looking at someone has put together a guide to help you figure out what it is, and often, how it relates to the world. There are field guides to birds, mammals, insects, reptiles and amphibians, plants […] Read the rest of this entry »

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The Pellet by , Ranger

November 13th, 2013

Back from the weekend and on my first walk around the Outdoor Exhibit Loop I noticed three gray masses of debris on one of the copper-topped posts of the boardwalk in Explore the Wild. It was obviously a pellet. What’s a pellet? Basically it’s a regurgitated mass of animal parts, bones, fur, or feathers which […] Read the rest of this entry »

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What’s for dinner? by , Ranger

December 28th, 2012

The small island that is directly off the boardwalk where that western red cedar structure makes a left hand turn on its way to the bear overlook is a hub of activity during at least part of each day. Fish are obviously congregated¬†among the roots and tangle of branches under the water there. There are […] Read the rest of this entry »

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