You’re more likely to hear rather than see the ruffed grouse. The drumming of the males to attract a mate is a common sound – bum, bum, bum bum bum, bumbumbumbum. But they tend to stay hidden. Read the rest of this entry »
A herd of bison hangs out on Mormon Row in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. A beautiful horse was in a pasture next to the bison and a calf took an interest in this strange looking “bison.”
Of course, the horse was also curious. Read the rest of this entry »
I stopped at the National Elk Refuge in Jackson, Wyoming hoping to see bugling elk in the time-honored tradition of fighting for the right to mate with as many lovely cow elk as possible. I saw not one elk, but I did see some geese and ducks. While reviewing the photos I had taken – which cuts into my actual photography time mind you and which I questioned whether or not I should be doing – a family of HUGE trumpeter swans flew by. Read the rest of this entry »
Actually, these photographs are from my last two trips to Echo Park. I bought a “new” used AWD Toyota Sienna and broke her in on the Echo Park Road. Then a week later, I took my friend Marilyn there since her little (and heavily loaded) Honda Fit wouldn’t make the trip. Marilyn is a volunteer for several wildlife refuges, and I met her last year at Okefenokee NWR. So, like me, she moves from place to place with all her possessions stuffed in her long-suffering car.
I had an opportunity to visit a childhood friend and her family in Colorado Springs last week, and they took me to the two most famous places there – Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods. (If you tuned in to find out about the farting, keep reading.)