Western tanager by Keith Hammer.
The Swan Rangers' photos contemplate the birds, bees and flowers during the week ending Saturday, June 12, 2021!
Click here or scroll down for the Rangers' photos and details!
The Western tanager usually qualifies among the most colorful birds in Montana, as shown in our lead photo by Keith Hammer.
Keith also got this photo of an otherwise secretive Swainson's thrush, while reserving some doubt it could be a Hermit thrush.
Pat Jaquith sent in this photo of a Belted kingfisher.
Skip Via provides a segue to flowers with this photo of a Two Form bumble bee on a Creamy peavine!
Carol Buchan sent in this photo of Bitterroot . . .
. . . while Skip Via came across some Larkspur (or perhaps Blue camas)!
Pat Jaquith found both yellow and while Lady slippers and . . .
. . . a cellphone tower cleverly disquised as Common mitrewort!