Idaho

Smokey’s Birthday!

Happy Birthday Smokey Bear! On Saturday, August 6th the Sawtooth Association is celebrating Smokey Bear’s 78th birthday at the Redfish Visitor Center & Gallery. Join us from 12pm-3pm for an assortment of games and activities including a scavenger hunt, water gun target practice, a photo shoot with Smokey himself, and birthday cake! You won’t want […]

The Sawtooth NRA is not a national park

ALPINE EXAMINER July 16, 2022 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area The Sawtooth NRA is not a National Park Before I moved to Stanley to start working, I did not know the Sawtooth were at the center of a National Recreation Area (NRA). I’d never heard […]

A Beaver’s Tale

The Alpine Examiner July 10, 2022 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area A Beaver’s Tale A beaver’s tail is the tail to end all tails. Let me first start this tale with a story that is thousands of years old. This is the story of how […]

Dance of the Sandhill Crane

The Alpine Examiner July 3, 2022 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Dance of the Sandhill Crane  “High horns, low horns, silence and finally a pandemonium of trumpets, rattles, croaks and cries that almost shakes the bog with its nearness… When we hear his call, we […]

15th Annual Forum and Lecture Series

The Alpine Examiner June 19th, 2022 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area The 15th Annual SIHA Forum and Lecture Series! Time for your favorite Stanley weekly event – the SIHA Forum and Lecture Series! This is the 15th year of our hosting the summer speaker series, […]

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 […]

Using My Degree in Entomology to Figure out what Fly Fishing is All About

Using My Entomology Degree to Figure Out What Fly Fishing is All About If you’re like me, you may have seen fly fishing in movies, tv shows, or even real life and thought that it looked like a mindless tossing and whirling of fishing line bound to end up a twisted and knotty mess. After […]

Winter Plant Adaptations

Winter Plant Adaptations The first sign of fall is often associated with dying gardens and colorful forests, but not all trees change colors and wildflowers die. What causes the leaves to change? Which plants will come back next spring? Over time, plants have adapted to their environment, and in the Sawtooths especially, these adaptations are […]