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Sage Grouse

I am no stranger to getting up pre-dawn, stumbling around in the dark and finding remote locations, far, far away that I have never been to before. So, it was “just another day at the office” when I recently went to Wyoming and Colorado to visit an old friend, the Greater Sage Grouse...

Hooded Merganser

The spring bird migration is like a high-speed race, or sprint when compared to the fall/autumn migration. Birds returning to the northlands are racing against others of its kind. The first to the best territories and habitat will win the reproductive lottery.

Waterfowl such as Snow Geese...

Blue Snow

Late winter and early spring is usually the time I start to see blue snow. That’s right, blue snow. Or more accurately, blue spots in the snow. If you have walked the woods at this time of year you may have seen small blue spots in the melting piles of snow.

So, what’s up with...

Blue Snow

Late winter and early spring is usually the time I start to see blue snow. That’s right, blue snow. Or more accurately, blue spots in the snow. If you have walked the woods at this time of year you may have seen small blue spots in the melting piles of snow.

So, what’s up with...

Pink Squirrels

In this day and age, it is rare to discover a new species of animal. It is not surprising to discover new insects since there are nearly a million species of bugs in the world. On the other hand, there are only about 5,000 different kinds of critters on the planet. So back in 2017 is was...

Close Coyote

I had been searching the snowy mountain landscape the entire morning and had come up empty-handed. It was a cold morning with temperatures in the single digits but the bright sun and lack of wind made it very comfortable.

Just the week before, a storm laid a 30-inch-thick blanket...

Close Coyote

I had been searching the snowy mountain landscape the entire morning and had come up empty-handed. It was a cold morning with temperatures in the single digits but the bright sun and lack of wind made it very comfortable.

Just the week before, a storm laid a 30-inch-thick blanket...

Different Birds

I am fascinated by all aspects of nature. It doesn’t matter if its insects, reptiles, amphibians, plants, rocks or mammals I love it all. But for some reason, birds seem to be rise to the top of my interest meter. Perhaps it is because there are so many of them. There are over 10,000...

Western Screech-Owl

Exploring the desert at night ranks up there as one of my most favorite adventures. Recently I was in the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona searching for the elusive Western Screech-owl.  After driving many miles deep into the dark desert, I had parked my truck near a dry creek bed, which...

Bats

Turning off the main paved road onto the dirt mountain road my headlights sweep across the rouged rocky nighttime landscape. With each switchback we gain altitude going higher and higher into the Arizona mountains. Recent rains have left sections of the dirt road washed out and very rocky making...

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