A quick update from the last few weeks from the back 40…the dipper pair is now defending its territory against a third, roguish individual. I wish we could tell males from females, but there doesn’t seem to be any colour differentiation. And, there’s a beaver creating its own little pond back there. The trout are beginning to show up and we’ve spotted two, hanging out in this freshly created pond…neat! As for spotting the beaver, the closest we’ve gotten is to see a tail slap.
Our Bozeman paper warned that it’s time to start carrying bear spray as grizzlies are beginning to wake up in the Gallatin Range – i.e. – Beartrap Canyon (see a previous post). And, of course, those rattlers must be soon. Guess MD and I’ll stick to the Bridgers.