Happy Wolverine Wednesday Everyone!
It’s been yet another busy week here at the Wolverine Project Headquarters. We’ve officially set the last stations of the season, and many of our earlier stations are now ready to be collected from their backcountry posts. Camera cards have been rolling into the office at a steady pace, and our Photo Warriors are busy sorting through the images for great candid shots of our forest friends.
End of the Season Reminder:
Just a reminder that your stations need to be out of the field and materials returned to the office by Saturday, March 24th. If you need collection supplies or any logistical support, please let me know ahead of time.
On March 3rd, Neil and Ann Wimberley, Phil Hough, and I had the pleasure of meeting a group of students from the University of Montana Wilderness Association who volunteered to help us with our camera stations. This intrepid group has been busy this winter, and we were thrilled that they made the trip over from Missoula to lend a hand in our efforts. Though we all endured a rainy day and a less than frozen beaver, we had a great time. Many thanks to these students for their help and their interest in the project!
Sunday, April 1: End of the Season Bash, Eureka Institute Annex, 2-5pm. Join the entire Wolverine Crew for our end of the season bash at the Eureka Institute Annex in Sandpoint, ID. This will be a potluck style event with beverages provided by FSPW. We’ll be taking the Wolverine Crew group photo, handing out our Exceptional Volunteer awards, including the First Annual “Badass Award”, and wrapping up the project with a summary of your efforts this season. You won’t want to miss this exiting afternoon of wolverine fun! Please bring a folding chair or campstool and a dish to pass.
The Eureka Institute Annex is located across from Evans Bros. Coffee, at 513 Oak Street in Sandpoint, ID.
Wolverine in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness:
Here’s the big news of the week everyone! Our Friends at the USFS have captured an image of a wolverine at one of their camera stations in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness! Not only were they good enough to share this photo with us, they also sent a bonus video! That’s right folks, you can watch the video of this Gulo Gulo on our FSPW webpage by following this link, or find it on Facebook. Enjoy!
If you haven’t been in the habit of perusing our Wolverine Study 2011-12 Album on the FSPW Facebook page, you should take this opportunity to check it out! You’ll be rewarded with some great shots of fisher, marten, ermine, bobcat, and many other critters, including your fellow volunteers! We encourage you to “Like” the album or individual photos and share them with your friends.