The waning days of summer begin the mating season, leading make elk, deer, bison, and bighorn sheep to vie for supremacy. Northwest Trek Wildlife Park will celebrate the season this holiday weekend with its Get Out of the Rut event.
The weekend is filled with a slate of activities designed to give kids and families one more summer experience before school starts.
Visitors taking the tram tour through the park’s 435-acre free-roaming area might see and hear a lot of clashing, grunting, snorting and bugling. Visitors also can pick up a Badge of Survival game card and check off various activities throughout the park to determine if they could survive the rut. Other activities include a story walk, antler-making crafts, walks around the nature trails and Trailside Encounters featuring a variety of animals.
All activities are free with park admission. The park is open 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and the activities will run from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Monday. For more information, go to nwtrek.org.Staff report