The Eagle River Nature Center Celebrates 25 years


Eagle River Nature Center summer resident staff member Timothy Kane enjoys a rainbow from the Salmon Viewing Deck. Photos by ERNC’s assistant operations manager Colin Tyler. See more of his work at

The sun cast dappled shadows through birch leaves as I hiked the trail to Dew Mound behind the Eagle River Nature Center last summer. My year-old pup, Lily, trotted alongside me, investigating the sounds of  chickadees and nuthatches and the chatter of red squirrels. 

Memories washed over me as we strolled along the winding trail. These were the same birch and aspen trees that oversaw my toddler sons as we began their hiking forays many years

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