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Wildlife on the Skunk

All aboard, nature lovers! Get ready for an enthralling ride through the heart of California’s redwood forests on the legendary Skunk Train. As we wind our way through the towering trees and lush landscapes of the Mendocino coast, keep your eyes peeled for some furry and feathered friends who call this spectacular landscape home.

First up, we’ve got the woodland acrobats – squirrels! These little daredevils run and jump through the trees with lightning speed, so keep your camera handy for a chance to capture their antics. Be sure to pry your eyes away from the branches and keep a look out at ground level–if you’re lucky, you might spot a family of deer peeking out from between the tree trunks.

But the real stars of the show? The owls! As dusk falls and the forest comes alive with the sounds of the night, listen closely for the eerie hoots and calls of these nocturnal hunters. If you’re quick, you might even catch a glimpse of one swooping silently through the trees as you relax around the campfire at Glen Blair Station.

Of course, no wildlife adventure would be complete without a visit from our resident furry bandits, the raccoons. Keep an eye out for these mischievous critters as they roam the forest in search of snacks. Just be sure to keep your own goodies safely stowed away – they’ve got a knack for pilfering picnic baskets!

And last, but certainly not least, keep your fingers crossed for a sighting of the elusive black bear. With their majestic presence, spotting one of these magnificent creatures in the wild is a thrill like no other. Just remember, the forest is their home and it is crucial to admire them from a respectful distance (like the train!) and let nature take its course.

So what are you waiting for? Pack your sense of adventure, and join us on the Skunk Train for a wildlife experience you’ll never forget. See you on board! 

Wildlife on the Skunk

All aboard, nature lovers! Get ready for an enthralling ride through the heart of California’s redwood forests on the legendary Skunk Train. As we wind our way through the towering trees and lush landscapes of the Mendocino coast, keep your eyes peeled for some furry and feathered friends who call this spectacular landscape home.

First up, we’ve got the woodland acrobats – squirrels! These little daredevils run and jump through the trees with lightning speed, so keep your camera handy for a chance to capture their antics. Be sure to pry your eyes away from the branches and keep a look out at ground level–if you’re lucky, you might spot a family of deer peeking out from between the tree trunks.

But the real stars of the show? The owls! As dusk falls and the forest comes alive with the sounds of the night, listen closely for the eerie hoots and calls of these nocturnal hunters. If you’re quick, you might even catch a glimpse of one swooping silently through the trees as you relax around the campfire at Glen Blair Station.

Of course, no wildlife adventure would be complete without a visit from our resident furry bandits, the raccoons. Keep an eye out for these mischievous critters as they roam the forest in search of snacks. Just be sure to keep your own goodies safely stowed away – they’ve got a knack for pilfering picnic baskets!

And last, but certainly not least, keep your fingers crossed for a sighting of the elusive black bear. With their majestic presence, spotting one of these magnificent creatures in the wild is a thrill like no other. Just remember, the forest is their home and it is crucial to admire them from a respectful distance (like the train!) and let nature take its course.

So what are you waiting for? Pack your sense of adventure, and join us on the Skunk Train for a wildlife experience you’ll never forget. See you on board! 

Rise and Shine Railbikes

START THE DAY OFF RIGHT

Select weekends at 8am enjoy a very special 1-hour there-and-back discounted trip, with coffee, juice, and snacks to get your day off on the right foot!