GETTING IN TOUCH WITH NATURE: Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves
of strength that will endure as long as life lasts." ~ Rachel Carson
When my bees were bearding in a large mass, I often sat down to interact with them. Bearding resembles swarming, but the bees are only cooling off outside the hive and not planning on leaving. The day I photographed these, my bees were unusually cozy and stayed on me after I "scooped" them. Typically, when I scooped them, they buzzed around on my hands and would soon, one-by-one, fly off. That day, they just wanted to stay on me. I spent an hour or so with them.
This bull elk was mostly around deer today. There were two other elk scattered on the hillside, but mostly deer.
Like all the wildlife at this time of year, it takes work to find food through the snow.
This bull was walking up and down the hillside searching for good places to dig and eat.
How many elk and deer can you spot?
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