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
Bighorn sheep, like other ungulates, have a strong desire for salt. Here I captured them at some natural salt seeps in this hillside where they were eating rock and dirt.
Below was the scene across from the hillside where the bighorn sheep were finding some essential mineral in the rocky terrain to feast on.
This link will take you to info about yaks on the way to Mt. Everest.
I saw two solitary moose tonight about a half mile apart. Both were young, but one was very young -- too young to be without mom. I'm hoping mom was in the forest nearby. It's the first time I've ever seen one alone that was so young. Moose are weened around five months, but stay with mom through the first winter and up until the breeding season the following fall.
Below was from last fall. A mom with two babies and a bull moose all hanging together.
I saw the mom and her baby a few days ago and then the young bull the following day.
Below taken in early June 2021.