Swan Rangers Find it May Snow!
Snow in May by Norma Linsky.

Swan Rangers found fresh snow while May unfolds during their outings this past week!

Click here or scroll down for the Rangers' photos and details!

In our lead photo, Norma Linsky reminds us once again that it may snow at higher elevations when raining in the valleys, but . . .

. . . Pam Willison reminds us the Snow geese are heading south as though it were Spring!

 

Pam also notes that rain can add beauty to Lupine leaves, and that Spring is when . . .

 

. . . Geyer's sedges sharpen their edges!

 

Pat Jaquith finds color returning in this Spotted Towhee . . .

 

. . . Savannah sparrow . . .

 

. . . and White-crowned sparrow, not to mention . . .

 

. . . this Calypso orchid!

 

Ruth Quist found color in in the rain, in this wet Clematis flower!

 

Dee Blank found Arrowleaf balsamroot just beginning to flower in the Swan Range while . . .

 

. . . Keith Hammer found it in full bloom on a south-facing slope along a county road.

 

Keith Hammer saw birds ranging from a tiny Song sparrow to . . .

 

. . . a Great blue heron.

 

Keith also found color in the opening of Mountain maple buds and, in our parting shot . . .

 

. . . he found a pair of American dippers nesting in a pipe in the side of a human-made causeway!

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 04, 2024 • [Permalink]