This year we have seen some wildlife activity on the Tranquille River Trail. From the gate, walk 0.4 km up the double track and you will arrive at a wet area. A spring comes out of the hillside on the east side and a small marsh can be seen. When the marsh overfills it drains across the track to a small gully, another riparian zone that extends down to the river.
There have been numerous rattlesnake sitings near the marsh and it appears there is a den nearby. In the marsh and on the river there is also lots of evidence of a beaver family at work. A lodge is in progress in 2 locations.
When we snowshoed along the the river in winter, we also spotted many tracks.