SNAKE-INSPIRED SMILE… Offering the chance to safely handle a snake was one of the many ways Critter Day helped the public connect to the little living organisms in the local ecosystem. KCP Photo
Following the success of the inaugural event in 2016, Critter Day returned to Beaver Creek Provincial Park, south of Trail, on Saturday, May 13th, 2017. Co-organized by the KCP and the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP), Critter Day gave all ages the chance to get up close and personal with some local amphibians, snakes, reptiles, aquatic bugs, fish, insects, butterflies and much more. Biologists were on hand to answer any questions, and juvenile white sturgeon were also on display before being released into the Columbia River — definitely the highlight of this year’s event.
This free, fun family event for the general public is aimed to increase awareness of the special ecosystems in the Trail and Pend D’Oreille region and share information about the unique and at-risk plants and animals that call them home.
Thanks to our participating partners and everyone who came out — see you next year!
JURASSIC JUVENILE… A juvenile white sturgeon on display at Critter Day prior to being released into the Columbia River. Photo by Angus Glass/FWCP
INTO THE WILD… FWCP staff manage the release of juvenile white sturgeon in the Columbia River on Critter Day in front of a group of fascinated onlookers. KCP Photo