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Forest Ecology

If you want to be in nature but don’t understand what gets the wildlife enthusiasts so excited; we can help.

 

An educational overview followed by a guided adventure into the forest.

 

We’ll get you started on your life list, hone your species identification skills, and increase your wildlife literacy. You can explore with an expert and then later practice in your own natural areas at home. We’ll be here, ready to help you progress to the next level.

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American Black Bears

Introduce your family and friends to the joys of watching wildlife in a convenient trip from home.

 

This is the perfect opportunity to start building the skillset to enjoy wild experiences at home and abroad. Take this time to help your kids learn the patience required for amazing observations on a day trip to see the wild American Black Bears who live their lives fully, freely, and happily in front of us.

 

Consider this the first of many outdoor adventures together.

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American Lynx

American  Predators

Make an overnight trip to our little slice of haven to maximize your chances of observing the illusive American Lynx. Read more on our American Lynx experience if she is all you seek.

 

Purchase our all-inclusive American Predator course to make the most of your time at our forests. Arrive in the afternoon to study the wild and active Black Bears as they forage for their last acorns of the day, await the overnight call for your private night session with the Lynx (L. rufus)  who prowls the woods after sunset, and begin your next morning making the most of the day by exploring habitats shaped by the architects of ecosystems: our resident beavers with your instructor present to support your exploration.

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North American Beaver
North American Beaver

C. canadensis stole our thunder by discovering and leveraging something before humans! Click to find out what it is

Eastern Newt "eft"
Eastern Newt "eft"

Click to learn more about N. viridescens and what "eft" is!

Wild Turkey
Wild Turkey

M. gallopalvo are so cool! Adults can get quite heavy but man, those chicks can fly!

North American Beaver
North American Beaver

C. canadensis stole our thunder by discovering and leveraging something before humans! Click to find out what it is

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Image courtesy of @chrisangphoto
Image courtesy of @chrisangphoto

How well can they smell?

A yearling a-walkin'
A yearling a-walkin'

Yearlings are bears experiencing their second summer of life. You might still see some with their mothers in the spring, click to learn a little about how bears vocalize and communicate with one-another.

Image Courtesy of L. Hirning and A. Griswold
Image Courtesy of L. Hirning and A. Griswold

Black Bears evolved as prey to other, bigger species. Their first instinct - young and old - is always to climb a tree or run away.

Image courtesy of @chrisangphoto
Image courtesy of @chrisangphoto

How well can they smell?

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Lynx rufus - winter coat
Lynx rufus - winter coat

Lynx or Bobcat? Both! There are two lynx species on this continent: Canada Lynx and Bay Lynx (aka Bobcat). Common names can vary, so when in doubt, use the scientific name when referring to your wildcat!

Lynx rufus - summer coat
Lynx rufus - summer coat

Lynx rufus means red lynx, which is how this species is known around the world. In the US, common names include the Bay Lynx, and "Bobcat"

Image courtesy of @chrisangphoto
Image courtesy of @chrisangphoto

Ursus americanus, relies on sight, smell, and sound to navigate its environment. Click to learn more about this beautiful species!

Lynx rufus - winter coat
Lynx rufus - winter coat

Lynx or Bobcat? Both! There are two lynx species on this continent: Canada Lynx and Bay Lynx (aka Bobcat). Common names can vary, so when in doubt, use the scientific name when referring to your wildcat!

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