Saturday, January 14th was a little cool at -21 Celcius when 15 members of the Vermillion Forks Field Naturalists ventured to Chain, Secret, Link and Osprey Lakes area. It was their first snowshoe adventure in 2017. Local residents of the area also joined the VFFN to bring the group size to 22. Greg and Terry Tellier from Osprey Lake led the hikers along 8km of trails.
The morning started with a sighting of a juvenile moose at Secret Creek Place just as participants were strapping on their snow shoes. It was a little windy at times but for the most part the skies were bluebird blue and the sun kept the group nice and warm.
We had some keen birders in the group who identified several species of birds on the four lake trip.
The afternoon ended with a campfire, lunch and last visit to the Budweiser Museum at Tellier’s.