Swan Crest by Keith Hammer
Swan Rangers found lots of snow, wind and temperatures as low as -30 F. during their outings this past week!
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In our lead photo, Keith Hammer shows it is finally turning winter in the Swan Range!
Chris Gotschalk shows us snow falling and . . .
. . . a fresh foot of it to break trail through!
Keith Hammer found the same trail not that hard to break the following day . . .
. . . and enjoyed seeing Hemlock trees draped in snow once again!
Debra Schweitzer shows a stormy day along the Flathead River and . . .
. . . Ruth Quist shows Whitetail deer taking shelter under dense tree cover!
Pat Jaquith brings us a trifecta of woodpeckers, with this American three-toed peeling back the outer bark to find bugs . . .
. . . a Hairy woodpecker peeling the bark all the way off to get to the bug galleries beneath. . .
. . . and a Pileated woodpecker looking determined to dig real deep if necessary!
Pat Jaquith also shows us a Sharp-shinned hawk perhaps relying a bit too much on its camouflage!
Pam Willison shows us how too much snow makes wildlife tracking ID difficult and . . .
. . . in our parting shot, reminds us to save enough energy to get our cars out of the parking lot after skiing!