Swan Rangers Fixed on Flowers!
Good Morning Montana! by Keith Hammer

Swan Rangers remained fixed on wildflowers, and critters, during their outings this past week!

Scroll down to see the Rangers' photos and details!

In our lead photo, Keith Hammer caught a Western meadowlark celebrating the day alongside some Arrowleaf balsamroot while . . .

. . . this bull Bison was taking a more relaxed approach to the day!

 

Lynn Smith came across a 5-petal Trillium, which belies its name and usual 3-petal, 3-leaf status!

 

Lynn also reminds us that those little Huckleberry blossoms are turning into berries and that . . .

 

. . . Meadow rue blossoms are simply amazing!

 

Debra Schweitzer shows us some Arnica in bloom while . . .

 

. . . Keith Hammer shows us some Bitterroot buds that are about to open!

 

Ruth Quist shows us some Serviceberry blossoms and . . .

 

. . . some Horsetail!

 

Pam Willison found some Coralroot about to open!

 

Keith Hammer switches us back from flora to fauna with this photo of a well camouflaged baby Killdeer . . .

 

. . . a Spotted towhee bathing in a puddle . . .

 

. . . and a Lewis's woodpecker!

 

In our parting shot, Debra Schweitzer reminds us to look up once in a while when looking for wildflowers!

If you have interesting photos of your outings, send them along with a description to keith@swanview.org and we'll try to work them into these weekly reports!

This article published on May 17, 2024 • [Permalink]