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8th Birthday Party Photos

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Well Sunday January 6th 2013 was our middle boy’s, Alex, 8th Birthday. We went to a local park here in the city, one of the nicer ones….lol. Anywho, we were trying to beat the rain. We had mountains as a backdrop and you could watch the system come over the mountain. So as we were racing the clock, we sat down to pizza, birthday cake and cupcakes for lunch. We kicked a ball around for a short time and let the kids play, but very soon the rain came. It also turn colder, but that didn’t dampen our spirits. We let the kids continue to play under the pavillion roof, which was good sized as there were 8 tables underneath it. So while the kids played, our buddy got out a bag of BBQ briskettes and we decided to like a fire, not to cook, but to stay warm. So one thing led to another and with the help of the kids finding sticks and bark, we had a rocking and rolling fire going. It was going so good that not even the rain could put it out…lol. We sat on two benches just 2-3 feet away from the fire and we were all able to stay warm. We threw in the last of the sticks to burn them off and a short time later when the fire died down, all was left was a huge bed of burning red hot coals. You could still feel the heat about 4-5 over the coals. So when it was time to leave we went ahead and wet down the coals to be on the safe side.

This is a email newsletter I received from the “National Wolfwatcher Coalition” today. I would like to be able to go, but will not be able to, so hopefully next year I can make it. Please attend this event if you can and please share this with others so that all can be educated and have a chance to view these magnificent creatures.
Also if you are able to attend, please post any photos that you may have so that we all can see.
Till next time…..
CJ
Yellowstone National Park is home to the largest concentration of large and small mammals in the lower 48 states.  The National Wolfwatcher Coalition will be traveling to Yellowstone National Park from Oct. 23rd-Oct. 28th along with our advisers, supporters and friends to participate in a week of wolf watching throughout the park’s northern range and learning about the critical role it plays in nature from some experts.

“Project Yellowstone” involves teaming with National Park Service rangers, Park biologists and fellow wolfwatchers as we hike in the Yellowstone back-country to observe, photograph and educate others about wild wolves and other wildlife in their natural habitat. These activities reinforce our core values of sharing our passion for the outdoors by promoting responsible stewardship of our wild lands and wildlife via sustainable recreation practices.

  

In addition to active wolf watching in the field and trail-side talks that excite, engage, and educate participants about the importance of wolf conservation, some evenings have been reserved for presentations by  guest speakers who will engage us in animated and exciting discussion about wolves and the present challenges that affect their continued recovery in the wild.

n addition to active wolf watching in the field and trail-side talks that excite, engage, and educate participants about the importance of wolf conservation, some evenings have been reserved for presentations by  guest speakers who will engage us in animated and exciting discussion about wolves and the present challenges that affect their continued recovery in the wild.

Mr. John Morgan and Alyssa Grayson

Thanks to a rather generous donation from Mr. John Morgan, owner of RIPAC and life-long humanitarian, Wolfwatcher’s first Junior Adviser, Alyssa Grayson, and her mom, Cheri, will be traveling with us for their first trip to Yellowstone to see wild wolves!

The activities promoted in this project will provide healthy and vigorous outdoor experiences that attract participants and motivate appreciation for our national parks, wild lands and wildlife. Thus it is our expectation that this pioneering event will become an annual project to help to help provide participants with outdoor skills that they will enjoy for a lifetime and inspire their interest in the outdoors in a manner that motivates their support for America’s public lands, wolves and other wildlife as well as Wolfwatcher’s growing community.

Yellowstone’s “Butter” of the Lamar Canyon Pack 

We will sharing regular updates about our experiences throughout our “Project Yellowstone” with the hope that you will consider joining us next year!   Howls….

Stay tuned… “

From Wolfwatcher this morning.
Wolfwatcher Speaks Out to Urge a Denali Buffer – a NPS  wolf survey estimates only 70 wolves remain in 6+ million acres of Denali Nat’l Park- one of the lowest counts in the past 20 years.
As we previously reported, the Grant Creek pack was seriously impacted from a trapping loss this past April. The pack failed to reproduce and dispersed this year. The success of viewing wolves in Denali has declined dramatically since the buffer was removed in 2010.
Wolfwatcher believes that the national reputation of the State of Alaska was damaged last month when the Alaska Board of Game rejected a petition urging the Board to enact a wolf buffer zone on a small parcel of state land along the eastern boundary of Denali National Park.
…Wolfwatcher is speaking out to urge Alaska Board of Game and the Commissioner of Fish and Game to reconsider the Denali wolf buffer.  Not only will it help wolves, but it will help our organization fulfill its educational mission with a resulting positive economic impact for Alaska’s citizens, too!  .