Tag: Citizen Science

  • Lee Ridge & Slide Lake Pika Survey

    Lee Ridge & Slide Lake Pika Survey

    Folks from the Glacier’s Citizen Science Program relayed to me how they were thwarted in their latest attempt to get four last pika surveys done by the amazing limestone boulder fields just below Gable Pass and at Slide Lake in Glacier National Park. I looked at my schedule and took the opportunity to head on up for…

  • Swiftcurrent Raptor Count Part 2

    Swiftcurrent Raptor Count Part 2

    Two weeks had past from my first raptor count when I found myself driving back up to Glacier National Park to do another raptor migration count. While the first trip in late September was a bluebird fall day, we only counted 25 birds. This day in early October was much more dynamic. The clouds were…

  • September Raptor Count

    September Raptor Count

    On a crisp morning, late in September, I rolled up to the humble building housing the fine folks that run the Citizen Science program in Glacier. We were heading on up to Swiftcurrent Pass for the annual raptor count during the fall raptor migration that starts in September and continues into November. As if I needed…

  • Elizabeth Lake Spring 2014

    Elizabeth Lake Spring 2014

    I’ve always entered the Belly River area of Glacier National Park later in summer. Looking at the fields, I knew that the flowers would be beautiful and animals would be aplenty. One of my favorite waterfalls, Dawn Mist Falls, is one of the more powerful waterfalls as it is the entire Belly River pouring over…

  • Quartz Lake Loop Looning 2014

    Quartz Lake Loop Looning 2014

    Working with the Citizen Science Program in Glacier National Park is a great excuse for me to get out (and it helps science in the Park!) as if I needed one. So my buddy TJ and I took off to do the Quartz Lake Loop. Quartz Lake, Middle Quartz Lake and Lower Quartz Lake are…

  • Howe Lake Looning

    Howe Lake Looning

    The harried nature of migrations is waning here in the north and things are beginning to settle in. Snow is melting, flowers are breaking ground and bears are emerging. Birds are establishing their territories, building nests and looking to make little ones in their image. It’s for this last reason that we headed up to…

  • Cue the Eagle

    Cue the Eagle

    Being involved with Citizen Science and such, I find out about cool ways to help out the NPS and USGS scientists learn more about the animals and ecology of Glacier National Park. Migrations are happening from late summer on. Many raptors really start showing up here around the middle of October. If you happen to…

  • Jake Bramante joins GNPF

    Jake Bramante joins GNPF

    I’ve been scrambling around trying to keep blogs up, getting ready for the holidays, and starting my new contract with GNPF. It’s the last one that I’m really REALLY excited about! I’m the new Outreach Coordinator for the Glacier National Park Fund to help them through the new merger with the Glacier Association as they…

  • Poia Lake Goat and Pika survey

    Poia Lake Goat and Pika survey

    Went up to Poia Lake in the Many Glacier area of Glacier National Park for a bit of a mountain goat and pika survey for the Citizen Science program and saw a lot of birds, some mammals and a sweet bull elk! Check out my blog about Citizen Science here to learn more!