This article by Mike Koshmrl on the valleys Trumpeter Swans, appeared in the JH news & Guide. Half a century after they were nearly wiped out, trumpeter swans are holding steady in the Jackson Hole area. But drought, climate change and diminishing natural wetlands pose real threats, wildlife managers such as Wyoming Game and Fish Department nongame biologist Susan Patla believe. “The Jackson area has a stable population,” Patla said, “but it’s really […]
With a flash of white tail feathers and a flurry of dark-tipped wings, the Eurasian Collared-Dove settles onto phone wires and fence posts to give its rhythmic three-parted coo. This chunky relative of the Mourning Dove gets its name from the black half-collar at the nape of the neck. A few Eurasian Collared-Doves were introduced to the Bahamas in the 1970s. They made their way to Florida by the 1980s and then rapidly colonized most of North America.
George and his Mum give me the eye as I interrupt their lunch in the Willows. I was across the Creek, but still not a safe distance. I didn’t hang around. Moose are very cantankerous.
With shoulders gleaming bare and white,
And stately head in rev’ry bowed,
Leans from her balcony of cloud
In the blue palace of the night.
Down peering from her queenly height,
She pours her soft, refulgent light
Upon a merry-making crowd–
The lady moon!