Posts Tagged ‘Elk’

Sad day in Olympic National Park

June 20th, 2011 by contributor

An incident in the Olympic National Park yesterday serves to remind us all that wild animals are, well wild. And while it is great to get close for a better picture we all need to take care when camping and hiking and coming in to contact with animals. It could be a matter of life and death for the person and the animal.elk

Hoh Baby

June 4th, 2011 by contributor

elk calfSpring time in the Hoh Rain Forest means new life. Not only the sprouting of native plants but the birth of a new generation of wildlife. Forks resident and National Park employee Patt Doyle, got to witness these events close up last week.

When a calf elk was born just off the back steps of the Visitors Center she was able to behold the wobbly baby taking its first steps, later during a walk she observed baby ducks and a mother deer with twins!

On her drive home a chance sighting of a bull elk, its antlers in velvet, and she gets paid for this?

The good news is, we can all enjoy the beauty of the Hoh Rain Forest, and its mosses, ferns, trees and even the baby boom.

The Hoh Rain Forest is located approximately 31 miles south of Forks off Highway 101 Phone: (360) 374-6925 for more information.
And, Thank You Patt for sharing your great photos!

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