Tag Archives: Wyoming

Sandhill Crane

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This sandhill crane sighting was one of the highlights of a recent fun outing in Yellowstone National Park.

These graceful, long-legged cranes may stand over four feet in height, and can often be found sauntering through fields in search of food near shallow marshes.  Coloration is technically pale gray, but they often have a rust color from preening themselves with muddy bills.  A red head crest along with an unforgettable mating call makes them easily identifiable.

 

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Big Horn Canyon

This weekend’s wanderings took us once again to Big Horn Canyon -Pryor Mountains complex in search of spring blooms and shoulder season exploration.  This often-overlooked area never fails to disappoint with its unmatched plant diversity and wide-open scenery.  We saw mating mustangs, wildflowers aplenty, and even caught  the sunrise over the deep canyon for our first overnight camping trip of the season.