Saturday, January 9, 2010

Grouse and the Spring

This morning was a great one for snowshoeing at the Preserve. Ice crystals were pretty by Tank Creek. Three grouse were bathing in the sun at the tops of tall trees near the south intersection of the Green and Orange trails. Hadn't a clue that they were up there until one of them flew. After a delay, the other two flew. I think I heard one say, "dang that Art, the snowshoer had no idea we were here, then he has to take off and so now we have to take off. I'm finding a tree away from him next time."

The springs in the northeast corner of the Preserve are shown here. Winter is the best time to visit them. Usually too wet during the warm weather.

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