Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Elk Viewing Welcome Center

The dream has become a reality and the new welcome center will hold it's official ribbon cutting in the morning. It will be a big deal, with government officials all the way to Gov. Ed Rendell attending. Of course, that means I will also be attending to photograph the event and write up an article about the speeches.

The hope is to alieve some of the traffic and give visitors a place to pull off and look for the elk without blocking the highway, trespassing on private property and many other ugly behaviours that have caused most long-time residents to have a slightly skewed feeling towards their famous residents.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't been to Benezette in a few years. Bob and I will have to make a visit. If not this year, we will definitely make it over there next year.

8:38 PM  
Blogger Willard said...

Hi Gretchen,

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I will not be in Benezette tomorrow as I just got back from two weeks there and want to avoid the crowds anyway.

I do hope we can get together sometime and discuss photography and the elk.

I hope you have a good trip tomorrow! If you get to see the theater presentation, I provided some of the footage including the fight between the two large herd bulls and a lot of the scenes near the end that deal with others species such as eagles, bear, deer, etc.

9:16 PM  
Blogger Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

How lucky you are to be able to see elk in the wild. They were reintroduced in Northern Ontario a few years ago. With any luck they will flourish and come to take their place with the other ungulates: moose and deer. There are some signs that they are doing well. In one area the are thinking of opening a short hunting season. It will be a while before they have the success of the reestablished wild turkey.

I hope some day they will reestablish the Eastern cougar, although there are tantalizing sign that there are a very few still in the North East.

5:03 AM  

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