It Was a Dark and Foggy Morning….

It Was a Dark and Foggy Morning….

Like any good story, our day began with a dark and foggy morning…! The crew has decided we can meet at 8am going forward until the warm weather comes.  While early starts are always good, we’ll start an hour later so we’re driving in daylight during the darker winter months and we will still plan to be off the remote pond areas on the Preserve by 10am. The migratory waterfowl who spend their days on

Preserve Wild!

Preserve Wild!

With a new year comes an opportunity for fresh tracks!  Whatever that means to you, it’s an opportunity for a fresh start, to do things differently and find out what you can find out. Our cameras continue to record a wonderful variety of wildlife out on the Preserve and while we’ve got the cameras out we’ve got stories to tell. We’ve got good camera protocol in place right now, that means we pull cards once

Looking for Lions in the New Year!

Looking for Lions in the New Year!

Happy New Year!   We were out checking cameras on the day after New Year’s Day.   Our team is more committed than ever to finding a lion and also to learning about how all the wildlife on the Preserve uses its resources and habitats. Though the ground was dry, there were high clouds that kept the sun from shining through and a low layer of ground mist when we first started out.  Sometimes the cameras pick

CRP Mountain Lion Study

CRP Mountain Lion Study

Where Deer Abound, It’s Good News for Lions! This morning was much drier than it has been for camera checks and we found no fog or mist as we started out in the dawn chill. It was clear sky with a peachy glow reflected across the landscape, including the ponds where cranes and migratory ducks and geese are now finding good forage and resting spots for the winter. In addition to Sandhill cranes, there are

CRP Mountain Lion Study

CRP Mountain Lion Study

Frosty Fingers, Frosty Tracks! It was downright chilly this morning and no fooling! Our rig’s temperature gauge read 30 degrees for a good bit while we were starting out. The sunrise was a misty orange glow and we were bundled up tight and fumbling with cold fingers to open access gates for some of our cameras. The low-flow dam is our barometer for sort of knowing what to expect each week in terms of river