Guided nature program participants standing along trail in Elk Meadow listing to the guide talking.

Today’s Guided nature Program…


What, when, where, and why are wild animals doing what they are doing all around us each day? Join us for an investigation into the answers via the vast and ever-present array of wild signatures scattered about the landscape but recognized by so few. Educators, aspiring naturalists, and wildlife enthusiasts alike will discover the encyclopedia of behavioral and evolutionary information available to the trained observer. Skills in location, recognition and interpretations of tracks, scat, chewings, sheddings, burrows and countless other varieties of sign will be explored, as well as methods in track casting, collection, preservation and field records. This program is only one of the many guided nature programs offered this summer.

When & Where

June 24, 2023 @ 1:00 PM 3:30 PM

This 2 1/2 hour outing meets on the steps of the Frontier Point Lodge at the above-stated time and will cover 2 miles or less at a very casual pace. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. Water, snack and sunscreen are highly recommended. Remember to swing by the Double R Ranch BBQ Smokehouse for some food and drinks before or after the program!

How to Register

To sign up for this or any of our awesome Guided Nature Programs, please send an email to indicating the program you wish to register for, date, and the number of people in your group.

Free All Are Welcome!

Meet your Guide!

Hit the trail with Ray Vizgirdas, retired Wildlife Biologist and lifelong Naturalist for this installment of our Guided Nature Program series. With over three decades of experience working for state and federal agencies, Ray knows a thing or two about the outdoors (he has literally authored guidebooks about the flora at Bogus Basin!). On Saturday mornings/afternoons and Tuesday evenings, Ray covers a new topic relevant to the time of year. Whether it’s wildflowers and edible/useful plants or nature photography and animal behavior, you’re bound to learn a thing or two on your outing.