Oregon Coast by Debra Schweitzer
The Pacific Coast appears to collide with the Rocky Mountains in reports of Swan Ranger outings ending the week on May Day, 2021!
Click here or scroll down for the Rangers' photos and details!
While the Swan Ranger Saturday group outings remain suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic, we will get a report out each week with items of interest to folks trying to get outside for some "social distancing" and spirit-calming fresh air.
Debra Schweitzer sent in our lead photo of the Oregon Coast . . .
. . . and this wonderful photo of her hike in the California Redwoods!
Stuart Cole shared this photo of Portuguese Bend Nature Preserve along the California Coast!
Some Swan Rangers stuck to the Rocky Mountains, like Joel Vignere, who reminds us it is not quite spring yet at Two Medicine Lake . . .
. . . while Norma Linsky reports from Apgar Lookout the ice remaining on Lake McDonald is largely covered with meltwater and reflects the mountains as well as the open water!
Pam Willison came across this red-naped sapsucker knocking out a tune on the xylophone created by the splinters of this broken snag, with each one sounding a different note!
Dee Blank got up close and personal with a glacier lily . . .
. . . and the budding leaves and flowers of chokecherry!
Pat Jaquith found a hummingbird nest from last year still lodged in the small crotch of a mountain maple . . .
. . . and a pair of colorful wood ducks!