It's that time of year again... snow is (finally) melting, and the local rivers are raging. It's also the time of year when Walking Mountains welcomes a new set of educators to our team. They have just started their 15 month journey with us and are training this week and next. It's no surprise that they've been spending lots of time in the outdoors and notice new cycles of life showing up everywhere. This moose and her calves were spotted during the second day of educator training out at Maloit Park in Minturn, CO.
Below are Leave No Trace tips to follow when viewing wildlife in the Vail Valley!
- Observe wildlife from a distance. Do not follow or approach them.
- Never feed animals. Feeding wildlife damages their health, alters natural behaviors, and exposes them to predators and other dangers.
- Control pets at all times.
- Avoid wildlife during sensitive seasons: raising young, nesting, mating. Disturbances during these times could lead to injury or disrupted care to young animals.
Enjoy the exploration of the changing seasons and keep us up-to-date on what you're seeing out there!!
To learn more about moose or any other natural science programs visit www.walkingmountains.org