Saturday, March 30, 2019

First Osprey of the Season

First Osprey?! Never seen one before April Fools Day, this one day today in the Bitterroot, Huckleberry Lane nest nearby! Good boy.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Nigel at the University

We just had a return program for the Forestry Mini-College, 150 landowners from around the state at the University of Montana UC Ballroom, fun. Thanks sister Betsy for these photos of Nigel the Golden Eagle on his way to and from the venue, second in the elevator! He and iPod the Pygmy-owl joined us for a great visit. And I corrected the statement from last year that I saw Bootsy Collins of Parliament play in that same room in 1978 - it was in 1994 so I was 16 years off, oh well. It's the thought that counts.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Eagles In the Back Yard Today

Young Bald on her nest box, and Golden in a fly-by.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Melt is On

Up to 60 degrees this week! Is it just me or was this one LONG winter?

Sunday, March 17, 2019


From Woman's World- cracks me up! Took me a minute and then laughed and laughed. A little tiny cartoon in the corner of a magazine I buy my Mom every week at the grocery store.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Florence 1st Graders!

Redux at Florence Elementary today, remembering our hero 1st grade teacher and "Bug Man" Byron Weber of MTPRadio fame who tragically passed in 2010. A gentleman and scholar. Thanks Mrs. Verlanic and kids, all!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

New Book! Sort Of...

I have begun work on the New/Revised Falcons of North America, originally published eleven years ago from pals at Mountain Press Publishing Company here in Missoula and out of print for years. In 2006 I began writing this title, Sibley standing on her perch in the office, jazz on the stereo, books and reference piled high. Now beginning work on the New/Revised version with brand new photos from Rob and Nick and me, larger trim size, and new science! The cover won't really say "New and Improved," just kidding, but a new photo.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Turkey Day

A little flock of Wild Turkey's were similarly busting through the snow yesterday, feeding on grass seeds on the sunny Saturday.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Breaking Trail!

Earlier this week and currently warming up, so should be some nice breakable crust to walk on off piste. We'll see.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

More From MAM

Artist Hank Smith - sketching on a colored background, which happened to be paper shopping bags. He told me that way he has an unlimited supply and doesn't need to scrimp!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Sonora's Spot

Finally everyone is back outside, a warm spell of above zero.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Full House

Negative 15 degrees so Sibley and iPod the Pygmy-owl in the kennel in the living room, Sonora on her perch in the spare bedroom. This is cold getting really old.