Sunday, May 16, 2010

Signs of Spring in the mountains.

We had a little snow last week, but it is actually warming up enough for the plants and wildlife to start coming alive again. Here are a few pictures of harbingers of spring in the mountain west.

The hummingbirds show up as soon as there are few flowers (currants and gooseberries this time of year). Amazing that they survive the subfreezing nighttime temperatures we are still experiencing at night.

Bullock's Orioles are another visitor to the hummingbird feeders, and nest in the neighborhood.
Canyon tree frogs breeding in temporary pools.
Canyon tree frog habitat.
The Elk are shedding last year's antlers in preparation for growing a new set.

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