Misty forest, Clearwater National Forest, Idaho, USA

May 31, 2012 - A cold and rainy spring day allowed for low clouds in between the trees on a slope in the Clearwater National Forest. Th...
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Cedar grove along tributary of Lochsa River, Idaho, USA

May 30, 2012 - This beautiful grove of western red cedars (Thuja plicata) is situated along Weir Creek, a tributary of the Lochsa River...
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Abstracts: waves of the Lochsa River, Idaho, USA

May 29, 2012 - The Lochsa River is designated as a National Wild and Scenic River and is located in northern Idaho. The river has no da...
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Backyard wildlife in Missoula, Montana: Pine siskins (Carduelis pinus)

May 25, 2012 - Pine siskins (Carduelis pinus) are by far the most abundant species on the bird feeder over the past few weeks. I have c...
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Road ecology blog: Air quality sign at construction site, British Columbia, Canada

May 24, 2012 - This is a road construction site in British Columbia, Canada. Motorists are asked to turn off the car engine as they wai...
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Road ecology blog: of turtle hats and bullet holes

May 23, 2012 - This is no ordinary turtle crossing sign! Someone went through the trouble of making the turtles little hats in differen...
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Road ecology blog: wildlife warning signs for woodland caribou

May 22, 2012 - Woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) are all but gone from the lower 48 states in the USA. There is only one nat...
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Road ecology blog: painted turtle laying eggs along gravel road, Idaho, USA

May 21, 2012 - Last week I visited a wetland in northern Idaho. I saw several western painted turtles (Chrysemys picta bellii) that wer...
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Backyard wildlife in Missoula, Montana: House finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)

May 18, 2012 - There are at least three different male house finches (Carpodacus mexicanus) that visit our bird feeder. They have sligh...
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Backyard wildlife in Missoula, Montana: American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)

May 17, 2012 - I think the American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) is by far the prettiest bird that has visited our bird feeder thus fa...
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Road ecology blog: auto repair sign in rural Montana, USA

May 16, 2012 - This is a sign along a road in rural Montana advertising auto repair work. It shows a head-on collision between a white-...
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Backyard wildlife in Missoula, Montana: Eastern fox squirrel (Sciurus nigris)

May 15, 2012 - Eastern fox squirrels (Sciurus nigris) are native to the eastern United States. They have gradually spread west, often a...
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Backyard wildlife in Missoula, Montana: Rufous hummingbird with a mosquito on its bill

May 14, 2012 - On 9 May 2012 I saw my first hummingbird of the year here in Missoula; a rufous hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus). The hum...
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Road ecology blog: Spring bicycling in Yellowstone on roads closed to motorized traffic

May 10, 2012 - Most roads inside Yellowstone National Park are closed to cars in the winter months. After the snow has melted sufficien...
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Road ecology blog: Swing gate for horses and riders adjacent to a wildlife guard

May 08, 2012 - Wildlife guards are typically designed to keep wild ungulates or livestock from getting into or getting out of an area w...
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Road ecology blog: wildlife guard and gate at access road

May 07, 2012 - A few weeks ago I showed images of a wildlife guard that was constructed with modified bridge grate. Modified bridge gra...
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Backyard wildlife in Missoula

May 04, 2012 - I decided to build a bird feeding station in order to be able to see and enjoy the birds that fly around in our neighbor...
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Road ecology blog: Wildlife underpass and overpass, US Hwy 93 on Flathead Indian Reservation

May 02, 2012 - Most of the wildlife underpasses along US Hwy 93 on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana are elliptical metal culv...
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Road ecology blog: Root wad of tree pulls up wildlife fence

May 01, 2012 - All trees eventually fall down. When a tree falls down damage can occur to whatever surrounds the tree. In this case a w...
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