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Trail Cam Highlights

Naturalists at Wolf Ridge have an awesome hobby. Every week they find new spots to put out trail cameras, and every week they find amazing stories, told by the animals themselves. Check their blog posts here, and also check our Facebook page for the "Trail Cam Photo of the Week." It's pretty cool! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wolf-Ridge-Environmental-Learning-Center/155083033396?sk=timeline

Hoo’s watching our bird feeders?


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
January 26, 2018

This week the Forest Ecology building had an exciting visitor- a barred owl! Perched in an aspen facing the Northeast side of the building, the bird remained perfectly still observing […]

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Caught on Camera


Posted By Summer Camp Staff
July 3, 2015

This past weekend was full of animal encounters via the trail cam. A group of phenology enthusiasts led by naturalist Jim Gilbert (known for his nature articles in the Star […]

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A Ground Nesting Bird


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
May 21, 2015

Over the weekend I took a stroll to a gravel pit near my house to do some rock picking. The vegetation was sparse; a few grasses and ferns poking through […]

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Ermine Suits-Up for Spring


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
April 7, 2015

In the past few weeks there has been an ermine (also known as short tail weasel or stoat) visiting our trail camera. We have been able to track our ermine […]

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What Feeds on a Dead Deer?


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
March 27, 2015

Have you ever wondered what animals might clean up that dead deer on the side of the road?? At Wolf Ridge we are fond of investigation and discovery. Let’s get […]

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POP goes the Weasel


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
February 10, 2015

The hole by the energy center has a visitor! Most likely this is the same weasel we were tracking in the previous blog post. Read on to learn a bit […]

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Tracking a Wily Weasel


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
January 13, 2015

Next to a pile of firewood is a story written in the snow. Scrambling tracks, blood, and a fresh pile of feathers paint a picture. Reddish, brownish, and blackish feathers […]

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Busy Beavers of Sawmill Creek


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
October 6, 2014

When I returned to Wolf Ridge ELC this fall for a second year I quickly returned to my old hobby of tracking and photographing the resident campus wildlife. Within the […]

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A River Otter Outing


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
May 5, 2014

On April 26th I went tracking with a professional nature and wildlife photographer named Benjamin Olson. He is interested in what I do as an animal tracker and I am […]

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The Phantom of the North Woods Returns!


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
May 5, 2014

  On 04/01/14 (Yes, April Fools Day) the Wolf Ridge Organic Farm Manager, David Abazs, left a phone message for me with the naturalist wing at the West Dorm. “David […]

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The Ghost of the North Woods


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
March 17, 2014

 At the beginning of last month, Wolf Ridge ELC had the sighting of a lifetime. On January 29th 2014, Head- Chef at Wolf Ridge, Barret Stavseth showed me pictures on […]

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A Wild Porcupine Adventure


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
February 10, 2014

The class is North Woods Mammals…The group of twenty from Oak Park Elementary and I have already descended the “Stairs of Health and Happiness” off of the ridge and into […]

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Deep Snow, Tracks & a Trail Cam


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
January 21, 2014

Last week naturalists Tessa Olson, Dan Hnilicka and I ventured down behind the science center to explore a low-lying wetland and set up a trail camera. We scrambled over a […]

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