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Winter Plant Adaptations

The Alpine Examiner January 12, 2024 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Winter Plant Adaptations Aspen Arnold Fall colors (photo: Aspen Arnold) The first sign of fall is often associated with dying gardens and colorful forests, but not all trees change colors and wildflowers die. What […]

What Are the Sawtooth Animals Doing Now? Part III

The Alpine Examiner December 25, 2023 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area A Winter Series: Endurance (III) Hannah Fake Over the last two posts we have discuss how many species have left the Sawtooths for warmer weather and more plentiful food, while other animals are curled […]

What Are the Sawtooth Animals Doing Now?

The Alpine Examiner December 11, 2023 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area A Winter Wildlife Series: Migrators (I) Hannah Fake It’s winter; it’s cold; the days are short and everything is blanketed in white. Do you ever wonder what the creatures you’ve seen on your summer […]

Fear to Friend: Understanding Bears in the Sawtooths

The Alpine Examiner November 20, 2023 Naturalist Blog Getting to the heart of what matters in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area Fear to Friend: Understanding Bears in the Sawtooths The Sawtooth Wilderness is a huge place filled with unknowns. For me, the unknown I discovered was fear. After 300 miles of hiking throughout the Sawtooth […]

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 […]

Thank you!

We keep saying THANK YOU because we mean it! We would like to thank our 2021 summer crew for their hard work and dedication. Thanks to Hannah Fake, Megan Nelson, Aspen Arnold, Jacob Hornfeldt, Mari Carroll, CeAnna Schwarts, Hailey Smalley, and Konner Kirkwood! They answered thousands of visitor questions, planned events, wrote blogs and social […]