With bird songs and butterflies soon to be fluttering in the spring air, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game is offering teachers, youth leaders and interested individuals guided tours of the Lewiston Wildlife Habitat Area located near the IDFG Clearwater Region Office at 1540 Warner Ave.
A paved trail winds through the seven-acre area, leading to a variety of habitats and discovery. A wildlife viewing shelter with one-way glass provides excellent wildlife photography opportunities. A new stream viewing window was recently constructed which provides a unique underwater view of the stream habitat.
Various evergreens, deciduous trees, shrubs, grasses, and herbs were planted to attract a variety of wildlife. Song birds, raptors, upland game birds, waterfowl, small mammals, reptiles, amphibians and insects are commonly found in the area.
Once a hayfield, the construction of the Lewiston Wildlife Habitat Area began in 1985. Many agencies, businesses, schools, clubs, youth organizations, and individuals contributed money and labor in the construction. Educational supplements and guided tours of the area can be arranged by contacting IDFG at 799-5010. The area is also open anytime for self-guided tours, quiet visits to observe wildlife or just relaxation in the peaceful outdoor setting.