Prongs on the hill

11 09 2018

Pronghorn buck on corral hill.

Our mustangs aren’t the only ones taking advantage of the basin’s water catchments. This handsome fellow waited on the hill for Comanche’s band to drink at the corral catchment (built just two years ago). The horses were VERY interested in him.


Passing through

3 05 2018


I did a little traveling the last week.


Saw a few handsome critters along the way. 🙂

Stopover, Spring Creek Basin style

4 03 2018

Canada goose on roller-coaster ridge pond.

She gets a perfect 10 for nailing her landing. 🙂


And she totally knows how to rock a pose.

Canada goose on roller-coaster ridge pond; Kwana

Not quite synchronized, but we’ll give them props for interspecies partnership. 🙂

Two bands were at the pond with the goose (and though I called it “her” and “she,” I don’t actually know its gender), and they were very interested in her bold vocalizations. She was by herself; hopefully her mate (?) will join her soon. Tis the season.

We have the coolest neighbors

31 12 2017

Fox - common gray fox

Isn’t this little guy/gal gorgeous?!

It’s a “common gray fox,” and my Field Guide to the Rocky Mountains says they eat rabbits, rodents, birds, grasshoppers, fruit and berries. They “often climb trees, unlike fox and coyote”! They’re found on the “lower slopes of mountains, wooded canyons and scrubby plains” in “southeastern Wyoming (rare), western, central and southeastern Colorado.” The book also says they’re “mainly nocturnal, year-round.”

Fortunately for my camera and me, this one didn’t get the nocturnal memo. 🙂


Happy New Year’s Eve!

Poised prongs

1 09 2017

Two pronghorns below McKenna Peak and Temple Butte in Spring Creek Basin.

Cool, right?

Pronghorns are fairly common in Spring Creek Basin and lower Disappointment Valley. But some people are surprised to learn that.

Just another feather in our healthy-range cap.

To arms

28 05 2017


By now, you all must have heard about the explosion of disbelief and outrage about the 2018 budget proposal. No one seems to be happy … and wild horse and burro advocates are no exception.

My friend Pam Nickoles has a succinct post with pertinent links on her blog.

More information is available on all the major advocacy sites, and news sites are covering the issue as well.

Surely we can work together for better treatment and management for our wildlife.

Double the lovelies

9 03 2017

Piedra and pronghorn doe in Spring Creek Basin.


Piedra and pronghorn doe in Spring Creek Basin.

Ah ha!