Showing posts from April, 2013

Transitions: Part II

These are all critters seen in the last week in and around Grand Teton National Park. As you can see, the weather has been oscillating quite a bit lately. Enjoy.

Transitions: This Week in the Tetons, Part I

Spring is attempting to break through the intermittent snows. Slowly but surely, the hillsides are melting off, exposing bare soil and sagebrush buttercups. Birds are arriving right on cue, and the winter residents (humans included) welcome back these migrants after months of absence. Red-winged blackbirds are singing in the middle of blizzards, and must wonder if they picked the wrong week to return. Swallows are flying around the open ponds and under bridges. Bears are waking up and starting to wander around in search of winter casualty carcasses. Elk and Bison are migrating off their wintering grounds to reclaim their pastures throughout the ecosystem. All of the following birds were seen in the last 24 hours around Grand Teton National Park. Stay tuned for mammals.