|Hard winter for the mule deer. This one looked shaky on its legs as it moved over the hill|
Yesterday, Karen and I made our first trip of the spring (the latest ever!) to see how the honeybees and wild creatures made it through the longest winter in decades.
|no garter snakes above ground at the den but here is a shot of a shed from last fall|
|this spring's prescribed burn on our native grass hillsides|
|a big patch of juniper lends some colour to the scorched hillside|
|Our honeybees were gathering pollen from Pasque Flower (prairie crocus) blooms a quarter mile from their hives|
|In the creek, water near the beaver lodges open first|
|Birds for the day included Eastern Phoebes, a Broad-winged Hawk, Purple Finches and a pair of courting Northern Harriers. The male in this image was resting three fence posts from the female.|