Category Archives: Grand Tetons

Goodnight Moose

At the bottom of our hill, we found moose tracks in the snow leading into the woods.    That’s not unusual;  moose often spend time on our mountain property.  We see their tracks regularly: the solo tracks of a bull moose, … Continue reading

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Elixir of Ornery Moose

October 2016 It’s rifle hunting season in the Colorado mountains.  We – that includes dogs – wear orange clothing and patrol our mountain property, hoping to protect our moose, deer, elk, and bear.  Two weeks ago, during moose archery and … Continue reading

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Backpacking in Yellowstone/The Merger

Backpacking in Yellowstone Hoped-for submersion auspicious inversion civilizing subversion total immersion The Merger Speak not of boardrooms of quick-voiced chaos and closed-in spaces __________________ rather, into quiet ease – the lullaby of birdsong wind’s dance with the trees refrain of … Continue reading

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Sweet New Year Wishes

To my special and talented fellow bloggers, wishes for a sweet 2015, with fine foodclear skies   treasures large and small free flight an open road wild vistastime with loved onesand a happy heart

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Grand Tetons and Yellowstone in Late Spring

(late Monica, too) Some photos from our spring trip:

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Reprieve for Wyoming Wolves

On September 23, 2014, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (the Court) issued an Opinion¹ and Order² overturning a 2012 rule promulgated by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS, the Service, or the agency). The … Continue reading

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Wolves – De-Listed?

photo from “Wolves Cross the Road” in Wild Wolf Encounters, True Stories of Wolves in the Wild The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has proposed to de-list the gray wolf in the lower 48 United States.  USFWS thinks wolves … Continue reading

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Migrations

The Mimic Sleek lines lift through onrushing air worked metal gleams strength absent will **** Fragile feather endures fatigue

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Sounds of a Bull Moose in Heat

Just in case you have ever wondered what a bull moose in heat sounds like, here he is. A strange and unusual sound. This is the same moose you can see in the photos in Family (Moose) Portrait and battling … Continue reading

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Calls of the Tree Swallows, Sandhill Cranes, and Geese

Here’s my own audio file.  First and last you hear the geese (of course); after about 4 seconds you hear tree swallows sounding like hundreds of bees buzzing and mice squeaking; then you hear the sandhill cranes:

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