Moose – cow & bull – Wildlife Series c. 1939
America’s Wildlife Resources
The Moose is the largest member of the Deer Family that ever existed. To fully appreciate its size you must see a live adult, 6′ to 7′ in height, striding like a four-legged Colossus through the evergreen forests of our northern states and Canada or Alaska, swinging away at incredible speed from danger. Its huge head is crowned with massive antlers spreading from 5 to 6 feet in width. The Moose does not graze, like the Elk, but “browses on bark, twigs, and leaves of certain trees and also on moss and lichens. It feeds upon lily pads and steams, even poking its nose under water seeking bulbs growing in the muddy bottom. It loves to wade in the water and is a powerful swimmer.
The moose mates in the fall and the young or “calf” is born in May. In the winter they usually herd up in “yards.”
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I was going through a box of my grandmother’s old photos yesterday and came across these two which are the same size and quality, although Mae doesn’t look like she’s dressed for camping.
Camp in the Sierras 1924
Mae was my grandmother’s niece.
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Here today, gone tomorrow -
First Tiger Day Lily the Season
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“We are all blessed & we are all blighted. Every day each of us does our sums. The question is, which do we count?” – Louise Penny
I suspect that for most of us, our blessings are as numerous as catalpa blossoms in June –
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“Wildlife Production Area”
It used to be called “nesting area” but now it’s “wildlife production area” – apparently not limited to birds.
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Butte Road – Chains Advised
Johnson Creek Road – Not Maintained
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