Sometimes you don’t need to go far to have a true outdoor Montana Experience.
We live in town, a few blocks away from downtown Whitefish. In Montana, it’s not uncommon to see wildlife in town and neighborhoods. Last summer we had a black bear wander through the alley and a few years ago a moose was found taking a stroll by the post office.
This winter, Whitefish has seen record snowfall and we’ve been seeing a lot of deer in town feeding on area bushes and any low hanging trees.
In our yard, we have a lot of Mountain Ash trees that have these amazing red berries that hang on well through winter that birds, squirrels and other creatures depend upon for cold-weather nutrition.
Our little buck has decided that there seems enough of these mountain-ash berries to warrant hanging out next to our yard. He’s been bedded down all morning and I finally got this photo of him looking all chill and amazing.
Even our dog, Moe, can’t seem to rattle him. The buck just stays around waiting for the birds to drop a few berries so he can survive the winter until spring.
“Your growing antlers,’ Bambi continued, ‘are proof of your intimate place in the forest, for of all the things that live and grow only the trees and the deer shed their foliage each year and replace it more strongly, more magnificently, in the spring. Each year the trees grow larger and put on more leaves. And so you too increase in size and wear a larger, stronger crown.”
― Felix Salten,
Just another amazing day experiencing Glacier Country in Whitefish, Montana.