In true form of a waldkindergarten (forest children) education, we decided to take the family bird watching in the pouring rain to Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge and partake in their 50th anniversary celebrations. As we were preparing to go, Mayana exclaimed she was so excited and Mica responded, "what a perfect day to go." I guess a little deluge was not going to stop them. The rain eventually stopped and it turned out to be an amazing day of bird watching, including a pair of rather close sandhill cranes, spotting some of the first buttercups of the year, an up close examination of the ear of a living long-eared owl (it was a huge hole in the side of their heads- quite shocking!), and discovering several treasures.
Thanks to Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge and their staff for a wonderful visit!
I am a nature-loving, animal-loving, child-loving, art-loving, Missoula mom, educating the next generation of confident, free thinkers.