Winter’s last gasp

Winter’s last gasp

This past weekend, my pal Jorge and I took a winter’s walk along the Bitterroot River at the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge. The light snow continued to fall and accumulate. The powder was already knee deep and the air had frigid edges to it, but there...

Brilliant Moon over the Bitterroot

The brilliant moon travels upstream under the bats and over the leaping trout yellow sunset becomes blue twilight eight deer cross at the shallows i used to think that the moon followed the car now i know that it follows the Bitterroot is Dilgo in the...

Dreamt I was a dragongfly lying by a stream

With slightly cooler temperatures, I spent some time next to the Bitterroot River in the company of multitudes of dragonflies and damselflies. They provide some extreme identification challenges, and heck, they are just plain cool to observe. The early noon yawns I...

Bitterroot River Merganser, an uncommon experience

One of the benefits of living next to the Bitterroot River is the near constant presence of Common Mergansers has they float on past. Dressed in stately garb, the male is strikingly black and white with a bright red bill, whereas the hen possesses a russet head...