Mission Mountain sunrise by Ruth Quist!
Some Swan Rangers stayed north for the first taste of Winter while others flew south during their outings this past week!
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In our lead photo, Ruth Quist greets us with a Mission Mountain sunrise!
Mary Via reminds us that bears are still out of their winter dens in the Swan Range foothills while . . .
. . . Keith Hammer notes that means carrying bear spray is a good idea even if you are skiing!
Chris Gotschalk enjoys fallen Larch needles and calls this the "yellow brick road!"
Marilyn Wood found less snow but lots of beauty on a trail near San Diego!
Ruth Quist found these Swans in flight and likely headed south.
Pat Jaquith shows us some flora from Costa Rica, as does . . .
. . . Pam Willison with photos of both flora and . . .
. . . fauna!
Norma Linsky puts in her bid for the most colorful wildlife, however, with this photo of a Pileated woodpecker in NW Montana, which some people have nicknamed the Rocky Mountain Tucan because of its loud call!
Keith Hammer provides our parting shot with this late afternoon photo of the Swan Range!