Naturalists

Gotta Catch ’em All! My Search for the American Pika

The Alpine Examiner July 29, 2023 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Gotta Catch ‘Em All! My Search for the American Pika Photo Credit: Cal DeCoursey, 2016 SIHA Photo Contest Submission  Disclaimer: Please respect wildlife and refrain from using animal calls to draw animals to you […]

Below the Mistletoe

The Alpine Examiner July 24, 2023 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Below the Mistletoe “Kiss me under the mistletoe” is a common phrase we hear around the holiday season, as romantics hope to receive a peck beneath their door frame. For centuries people have glamorized […]

Bones and Bits

The Alpine Examiner July 20, 2023 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Bones and Bits Have you ever found a cool bone, some critter’s tooth, or a pile of fur? Maybe a whole rabbit on the side of the road? You might even already have a […]

The 16th Annual Sawtooth Forum and Lecture Series

The Alpine Examiner June 25, 2023 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area The 16th Annual Sawtooth Forum and Lecture Series At last! The SIHA Summer Forum and Lecture Series returns for its sixteenth summer on June 30th at 5PM. Join us every other Friday from June […]

Fishing for Answers at Stanley Lake

The Alpine Examiner June 17, 2023 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Fishing for Answers at Stanley Lake As an active fisher, I always keep an eye out for people fishing and ask them for more information about it. On my most recent trip out to […]

SIHA Squad 2023!

THE ALPINE EXAMINER June 9, 2023 NATURALIST BLOG Clare Vergobbi, 2023 Summer Programs Coordinator Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area SIHA Squad 2023! The snow has melted, the river is high, and the Redfish Lake Visitor Center and Gallery and the Stanley Museum are OPEN! That means it’s […]

2023 Spring Update

SIHA News and Events Spring 2023 SIHA Update With the snow in the Sawtooths finally melting, we are starting to see signs of spring. The sandhill cranes, osprey, and mountain bluebirds have returned and mud season is in full force. We welcome this time of year because it means we get to share all the […]

The Life and Legacy of Louis Stur

The Alpine Examiner July 31, 2022 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area The Life and Legacy of Louis Stur A pioneer of climbing in the Sawtooths and a figure known just as well for his charisma and kindness as for his mountaineering accomplishment, Louis Stur exemplifies […]

Welcome to our 2022 Naturalists!

The Alpine Examiner June 12th, 2022 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area The Sawtooth Squad: Introducing Our 2022 SIHA Naturalists! The last ice has melted off Redfish Lake. Spring flowers are leafing out, and some are even blooming. The rivers and lakes are on the rise […]

The 2022 Museum Crew

The Alpine Examiner June 5th, 2022 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area The Stanley Museum’s 2022 Dynamic Duo With the season changing, SIHA is gearing up to open, and one of our first things to awake from hibernation is the Stanley Museum! Located downriver from Stanley […]