Author Archives: From the Field
This is a large question. Here’s one answer to it, provided by a Bow Valley elk bull: Look at the time stamp. I’d say, if you asked this elk if underpasses work, he’d reply that yes, they can make great … Continue reading
One of our volunteers this winter has put together a very descriptive movie from his recent outing with us. Very accurate, especially the “Watch for Splatter” part!! Sit back and enjoy: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ykJffk5bZI Thanks a lot, Gord!
Seems that the wolverine work is taking over the lives of some of our staff. Even on their birthdays they can’t get the beavers that get nailed to trees out of their heads!!
The wind has picked up and the snowflakes are thick and heavy in the light of our headlamps. The trees are shedding the loads of snow they have been accumulating all day, showering us with wet, heavy, mini-avalanches. Although it … Continue reading
Did the wolf get the deer? It all happened within 11 seconds, so there’s maybe a good chance, but I’m no wolf expert. We don’t see it very often that wildlife crossing structures get used as hunting venues. On the … Continue reading
Yesterday when working on the database, I stumbled upon a neat series of photos of a red fox facing a difficult decision. You may be surprised that the fox can just slip through the fence, when everybody is so proud … Continue reading
Next week, in July, our summer culvert monitoring season will begin. If the rains stop in time, that is. I’m excited to see if we’ll find any difference in culvert use compared to winter, and if there will be new … Continue reading
The best part of scanning through the crossing structure pictures every 3 weeks is, when the animals are actually “doing” something. Not just walk through, but play, fight, mate, mark, hunt, or whatever else animals may be doing. It doesn’t happen … Continue reading