I know, I know…

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything!!

We’ve been busy planning our summer landscape projects now that our yard is a “Certified Wildlife Habitat” by the National Wildlife Federation!

More photos soon!

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#SquirrelAppreciationDay – Go Nuts!

Did you know Teddy Roosevelt had a pet squirrel? Or that squirrels have perfectly focused vision, even in their peripheries? Or that their teeth grow 15 centimeters in a year? These are just a few of the facts that distinguish this humble rodent. Go for a hike and admire your bushy-tailed watchers from a respectful distance.

Get your print of this cutie today on Wallner Photography.

Better yet, buy a birthday card for your favorite nut.

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Busy as a Beaver! (5 photos)

1… 2… 3… 4… trips to gnawing down a nearby branch, then dragging the branch into its house in Yellowstone National Park.

#TripTip: There are many rivers and streams in Yellowstone where beavers have built homes. Get out and take a hike near a stream and you may run across a beaver fixing his house or getting branches to eat or store food in its house.

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And, Here Comes Her Calf… Not Far Behind!

This Bison calf slowly follows it mom (see video blog post from yesterday), and then picks up the pace to catch up to its mom in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

#KissAGingerDay

Did you know… Red hair gene is recessive and requires two copies for it to present itself. Even then there is no guarantee it will. If both parents have the gene, there is a 1 in 4 chance they will have a redheaded child. Most natural born redheads have brown eyes, followed by green or hazel. Coming in at 1% of the world’s population, the blue eyed ginger is the rarest kind. So if you give one of these ginger’s a kiss, consider yourself lucky.

Find your favorite redhead and give them a peck on Kiss a Ginger Day.

Since I’m from a family of red-heads (having it myself), here’s a photo of my favorite animal red head!

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Pileated Woodpecker. A Pileated Woodpecker outside a hole in a tree that its been digging out.

Animal Tracks Revealed!

Yesterday morning, we posted animal tracks. If you guessed (Beaver tracks, you were right!

On our trip to Yellowstone National Park, we briefly saw this Beaver eating on ice that formed on Lamar River.

We were still quite a distance away as he ate his dinner.

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Who Made These Animal Tracks?

On a recent trip to Yellowstone National Park, we ran across these tracks.

In the comments below or on my blog shotshort.wordpress.com, make a guess as to who made them.

I’ll share pics of the track maker tomorrow morning!

The photo below is the same photo, in which I zoomed in closer on one so you can see the tracks better.

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Snowy Bison, Which Photo Do You Like?

Found this female Bison walking along a trail in Yellowstone National Park last week.

I like where she’s standing looking at me (Frosty Face), while I love the more “active” photo (Snowy Stroll).

Which photo do you like best?

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Frosty Face

 

 

Snowy Stroll
Snowy Stroll

The One that Got Away!

Firearm #DeerHunting Season ended on Sunday… Here’s one that got away!

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Window Wipeout!

With the cold weather, our birdfeeder is getting a lot of customer. And it’s not often that one will fly into the window, but this one did, leaving it’s mark.

Thankfully, the bird was uninjured.

We’ve since put window decals to help them see the window and not fly into it.