AWCC’s resident North American Porcupines, Twix, Baby Ruth, and Heath, enjoying a delicious fireweed snack.

Porcupines are herbivores, and feed on the newly emerging leaves of aspen, birch, willow, and cottonwood in the spring. Fireweed, willow, roots, berries, and herbaceous plants make up the diet in summer and fall. Winter diet consists primarily of the inner bark of spruce trees or other conifers.

Photos and Video by: AWCC Naturalist Liz Adamson

New tour announcement! We are excited to launch the Naturalist Guided Walking Tour, with 2 departures daily. This tour may also be booked last minute. Learn More HERE, or book HERE.