Archive for the ‘Wildlife’ Category

Elk Calling

May 30th, 2012

Nature, Wildlife

One of the most peaceful alpine hobbies that we know about is the sport of elk calling, or bugling. Elk call to each other by a series of loud, scream-like, vocalizations that can be heard for miles. Especially during mating seasons, male and female elk are attracted to each other’s bugling. As a general rule, elk are attracted to the loudest most frequent call from the opposite sex. Read More

The Wildlife of Southern Utah

March 28th, 2012

Nature, Travel, Wildlife

There is a vast amount of wildlife to be found in Southern Utah. With its mix of wind-swept deserts and high plateaus, this region supports some of the most fascinating and reclusive, animals in the country. Any vacation to Southern Utah can be enhanced by an introductory knowledge of the wildlife you might see. We, at the Lodge at Red River Ranch, put together a checklist of animals common to Southern Utah – see if you can spot some of them. Read More

Wild Horses of Southern Utah

February 29th, 2012

Nature, Outdoor adventures, Wildlife

Only two hours away from Red River Ranch, you can visit the Warm Springs Resource Area Wild Horse Preserve — home to approximately 170 mustangs, who roam freely on 330,000 acres of herd management area. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages the wild horses, and strives to keep the horse’s qualities and traits similar to their Spanish ancestors.

In 1971, Congress passed a law to protect these amazing creatures. As the bill states, mustangs are “living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West, which continue to contribute to the diversity of life forms within the Nation and enrich the lives of the American people.” Today, the BLM estimates that 38,500 wild horses and burros roam BLM-managed rangelands in 10 Western states.

Viewing these wild horses in their natural habitat is fast becoming a popular new pastime for many Americans. Read More

Bird Watching Southern Utah

October 31st, 2011

Nature, Outdoor adventures, Wildlife

Bird watching is a recreational pastime with a huge following. It is an inexpensive way to pursue the beauty of nature and to have a good time. All a beginner needs is an armchair, a pair of binoculars, and some patience. We at the Lodge at Red River Ranch have some advice for those interested in Southern Utah bird watching. Read More