Swan Range from Polson Bay by Dani Mayberry!
Swan Rangers continued to watch Spring emerge during their outings this past week!
Click here or scroll down for the Rangers' photos and details!
Dani Mayberry shows us in our lead photo that the Swan Range remains snow-capped while Flathead Lake has emerged from its shoreline rim of Winter ice.
Keith Hammer shows us mycelia emerging from beneath the ice and snow on the forest floor . . .
. . . Skunk cabbage emerging from thawing wetlands . . .
. . . and a spring that remained green all Winter, unlike the grass around it.
He also reminds us that birds are pairing up for nesting, as with this pair of Mallard ducks, while . . .
. . . Pat Jaquith reminds us that birds will sing their hearts out to celebrate Spring and attract mates, as with this Red-winged blackbird and . . .
. . . Western meadowlark!
Pat also shows us it is time for instects to help pollinate wildflowers, as does this Tachnid fly on pussytoes, while . . .
. . . Skip Via shows us the details of Crocus pollen being spread by a Mining bee!
Pam Willison's photo of a tree conk reminds us that fungi that spread via spores nonetheless show off their beauty . . .
. . . as do these teasle that long ago cast their seeds nearby or had them distributed by birds (Keith Hammer photo).
In our parting shot, Ruth Quist provides us a sneak preview of the Easter Bunny! Stay tuned!