The Concept Plan for Ruth Rowell Modie Wildlife Park describes an outdoor classroom. Native and introduced species of plants will create a habitat for wildlife indigenous to the area and provide an opportunity for park visitors to study and enjoy the presence of native species.
Bring your camera or sketch pad when you visit Modie Park. Perhaps you’ll be fortunate enough to see some of the mammals inhabiting the area such as rabbits, mice, voles, skunks, raccoons, badgers, coyotes, and mule deer. For birdwatchers, a list of indigenous and migratory birds that can be observed in the park and nearby is available through the birdwatching page of this web site. Amphibians such as the Giant Idaho Salamander and a variety of toads and frogs make their homes in the wetland and under the leaves of plants in the park. If insects are your interest, sit awhile in the Lois Rowland Butterfly Garden where, in addition to butterflies, you’ll also see several types of bees, dragon flies, and if you look closely, many other kinds of chewing and sucking insects in various stages of their life cycles.
A great deal of progress has been made since the plan was written in 1994 but, the park is a work in progress. Contact Us if you would like to help build the park or use it as a classroom.
Because there are many nesting areas in the environs of Ruth Rowell Modie Wildlife Park, we urge you to keep your pets on a lease as required by city ordinance.