Winter calm by Chris Gotschalk
Swan Rangers enjoyed the heart of Winter during their outings this past week!
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In our lead photo, Chris Gotschalk looks downstream toward the Swan Range, then . . .
. . . shows us a Beaver Dam being used as a bridge by other critters while . . .
. . . Keith Hammer found beaver trails and activity further downstream at the main river!
Keith also saw some female Buffleheaded ducks while . . .
. . . Pam Willison found the wing and trail tracks of a grouse and . . .
. . . a Stellar's jay checking out the various lichens, nooks and crannies of a Douglas fir tree's thick bark!
Pat Jaquith found a bookend pair of mature Bald eagles and . . .
. . . managed to get this photo of a Rough-legged hawk in flight!
Norma Linsky managed to peek into Glacier National Park with a telephoto lens, capturing Mt. Doody and . . .
. . . Mt. Sanit Nicholas!
Skip Via took the close-up approach to hoar frost on tree limbs both live . . .
. . . and dead!
In our parting shot, Keith reminds us to get out and enjoy Winter because the pussy willows just can't wait for Spring!