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Category Archives: Nature
If only we would all get along as well as the birds I’ve been watching this month at the heron rookery. In early March the Canada Geese were busy checking out the various nests in the rookery, apparently staking their … Continue reading
Imagine you’re a big old Yellowstone grizzly bear who’s just woken after your winter sleep. Food. You need food. Now imagine that you’re lucky enough to be wandering around the Blacktail Ponds in Yellowstone on an early spring day, and … Continue reading
Once upon a time, in a small woods on the edge of a big pond, there lived a wise old owl and a curious young fox. The owl, who had lived in the woods for many years, knew that … Continue reading
The coyote is waiting. The eagles are waiting. The wolf-watchers are waiting. Even the wolves are waiting, off in the distance beyond the trees. It’s a death-watch. We’re all watching a wounded bull elk, waiting to see what will … Continue reading
We’ve hunted the wild Christmas tree nearly every year since 1983. We head into the National Forest, hunting tag in hand, and look for that perfect evergreen to bring into our house and remind us that there is still … Continue reading
Sounds impressive, eh? Surely The Montana Bird Project has the sponsorship of the Nature Conservancy or Audubon. It even sounds like there are concurrent projects going on in every state, all leading up to a whiz-bang finish: The … Continue reading
November’s grizzlies have one thing on their mind: food. They’re on a mission, and I am not interested in getting in their way. The griz we saw a couple of weeks ago was definitely on a mission. He was … Continue reading
I’m clinging to a sandstone fin, a hundred feet above Coyote Gulch. Stuck. Can’t go up, can’t go down, should be able to creep sideways, but that would involve looking down, and I don’t think that’s a good idea. Well. … Continue reading
Montana is full of big wonders: the grizzlies, the elk, the moose, the huge mountains and the equally huge sky. We visit Yellowstone and look for wolves and bears, and hope that we’ll be one of the few visitors … Continue reading
The combination of a smoky morning and a long-distance shot gives these Sandhill Cranes the mysterious, other-worldly quality they deserve, don’t you think?