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[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Aconitum Columbianum, Columbian Monkshood Common Name: Colombian monkshood, Western monkshood, Aconite Family: Buttercup (Ranunculaceae) Scientific Name: Aconitum Columbianum Main Flower Color: Blue  Range: All the Western states, between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean  Height: Up to 6 feet Habitat: Moist woodland and...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Achillea Millefolium, Common Yarrow Common Name: Common Yarrow, Milfroil  Family: Aster (Asteraceae)  Scientific Name: Achillea millefolium  Main Flower Color: White  Range: All areas of the west, though only scattered locations in Texas  Height: Up to three feet  Habitat: Open areas, from grassy lowlands to mountains above the tree line  Leaves: Fern-like; pinnately divided several times...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Snowball Sand Verbena Common Name: Snowball Sand Verbena, Prairie Snowball, Fragrant Verbena, Sweet Sand Verbena  Family: Four-O-Clock (Nyctaginaceae) Main Flower Color: White  Season: April to September Range: The Great Plains, from Montanna and North Dakota South to Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas  Height: Up...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Fragrant White Sand Verbena Common Name: Fragrant White Sand-Verbena Family: Four-O-Clock (Nyctaginaceae)  Scientific Name: Abronia eliptica  Main Flower Color: White  Range: From East Nevada to the Rocky Mountains  Height: Up to 10 inches Habitat: Scrubland, desert grassland; sandy or gravelly locations, up to 8,000...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Water Valley Ranch provides the perfect home for a fox. Providing plenty of food and shelter, the intelligent little fox thrives here.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Red Fox Fun Facts: A fox can jump very high and swim well There are three...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]At Water Valley Ranch and the surrounding areas, a beaver isn't a rare sight to see. The Encampment river provides an excellent habitat.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Beaver Fun Facts The beaver is the largest rodent in North America and the second largest...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Another animal that we have not seen here at Water Valley Ranch but is indeed in the area is the powerful, yet elegant, mountain lion. Again, this is an animal that is seen as dangerous, but we...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]This is an animal that we have never seen at Water Valley Ranch, but they are in the area. These animals are commonly thought of as dangerous, but they are actually very shy. When bears do come...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Every once in a while we get the very special opportunity to see moose here at Water Valley Ranch. As enormous as these animals are, we don't often see them, but when we do it is an...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Here at Water Valley Ranch we get the opportunity to witness the athletic Bighorn Sheep. We have even been successful spotting them while horseback riding up in the mountains! Bighorn sheep have great eyesight and often live rocky areas...