Sunday, September 12, 2010

Wildlife Wonders out West

Our trip out West in August was packed with wildlife adventures. We visited Wyoming and South Dakota, with stops at Badlands National Park, the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, and the Grand Tetons, as well as Jackson Hole.

We saw Elk, Buffalo, Bighorn Sheep, Coyote, Black Wolf, Antelope, Prairie Dogs and Moose. We also saw lots of birds, including rare Trumpeter Swans as well as Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles, Osprey, Western Grebes, Mountain Bluebirds, Pine Siskin, Sora, American Three-toed Woodpeckers, Red-naped Sapsucker, and Black-billed Magpies among many others. The butterflies and wildflowers were abundant!

Bighorn Sheep, Badlands National Park, SD

Chipmunk in the Black Hills, SD

Coyote near Jackson Hole, WY

American White Pelican, Grand Tetons, WY

Wildflower, Grand Tetons, WY

Elk in Yellowstone National Park, WY

Herd of Buffalo in Custer State Park, SD

Moose in Wyoming

Antelope in Custer State Park, SD

Black-billed Magpie, Jackson Hole, WY

Prairie Dog in Badlands National Park, SD

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