Pileated Woodpecker The largest woodpecker, with a call direct from the jungle. The pileated is one of our favorite birds in Montana.
Darn it, I thought as we approached the turn off to Moise and noticed snow on the mountains of the National Bison Range. I had a hunch that the Red Sleep Drive would be closed, but it wasn’t confirmed until we arrived at the visitor’s center where a ranger told us that 3 inches of […]
It was a typical Thursday evening. The sky had just begun to pale to a faint indigo-blue color. The temperature was warm, the trees swayed gently in the breeze; this weather was perfect for a walk in the yard. I’d already climbed trees, snacked on a few grasshoppers, and explored various new bushes, and had […]
One of the things that became quite apparent to me when I moved to Montana was that people really do appreciate wildlife here. I’m not suggesting that there aren’t nature lover’s everywhere, but that in Montana, animals and birds seem to be a more integral part of everyday life. Perhaps it’s just me, as […]
Snow-kissed red berries of the mountain ash make for a visually stunning snowy scene in winter. The Mountain Ash tree is not an Ash but actually part of the rose family or Rosaceae. The leaves resemble Ash, hence the name. The berries are red-orange to red and have the appearance of very tiny apples. They […]