It’s Wolverine Wednesday!

I hope everyone is enjoying the first week of the New Year.  Happy 2012 from all of us here at FSPW!  We’re excited to have four camera stations up and running, with ten more set to go out in the next week.  It won’t be long until we’re able to retrieve photos from the cameras to see what sorts of critters are making their living in the Idaho Panhandle.

Chasing the Phantom:
Thank you to everyone who attended last night’s film “Wolverine: Chasing the Phantom” at Ivano’s.  With over 50 people in attendance, the room was abuzz with excitement and conversation.  Exactly a month after our December 3rd training day, it was great to see so many of our volunteers in the same room once again.  I enjoyed seeing so many new faces; especially those  of you who I’d previously only known through email.

What a wonderful film it was!  I think we all learned a lot about what it takes to build a wolverine: fearlessness, tenacity, exuberance, and the power to go!  Seeing the incredible footage of these mysterious creatures puts a very real and powerful face to this project and your efforts in the field.  I hope everyone went away feeling inspired to bring out a bit of their own inner wolverine this winter. 

Upcoming Opportunities:
On Jan. 28th Brian Baxter is teaching a ” Winter Ecology on Snowshoes ” class which starts at 9 am Idaho time (10 am MT time) at the Heron Community Center in Heron, MT.  Please contact Brian at for more information about this class and other course offerings.  This is a great opportunity to get out in the field for some hands-on instruction from this experienced wildlife tracker and ecologist.

As always, I’m happy to address any questions or concerns you may have.  My office hours are Saturday – Wednesday 10am to 4pm.

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