Our friend Cathy Shill from Hole Hiking Experience which happens to be one of the awesome JH Nordic Alliance Members, writes amazing monthly recaps of the weather, wildlife, and trails here in the valley. Her latest “Nature News” monthly recap of January discusses the mild winter we are having in contrast to the record winter of last year and how this has impacted the wildlife and their behavior. The wildlife has been able to graze freely throughout the mountains, as warm temps give way to melting snow and exposed vegetation. Cathy goes on to mention that although it may seem good for some wildlife, it is negatively impacting others, and we as humans across the state, nation and world must do our due diligence to limit our own impact on the environment.
Cathy breaks down some of the specifics of moose and bison activity being observed this time of year as well as some notable sightings of different species and where they were seen throughout the area.
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Check out Cathy’s Latest Nature News article Here to learn more about the weather, wildlife, trails and more.