More from Lone Elk Park with Robin
Here is my second offering from Lone Elk Park with Robin. This time it's deer, baby bison, elk, and my favorite flowers, wildflowers. C&c welcome, and thanks for looking! Hope ya'll have a great Thursday!!!
6-5-2010 Lone Elk Park With Robin
Yesterday afternoon, Robin and I went to Lone Elk Park in St. Louis. We ended up seeing still-pregnant elk, deer (finally) and bison with their young calves. We also saw turkeys, 3 racoons, and ducks and geese and very friendly turtles! I'm posting a few of my most favorite shots first. Then I'll post more-until I've posted them all, and be warned, there are ALOT. I had a great time last night with Robin, and I've gotta thank her for taking me out there again!!! C&c welcome, and thanks for looking... :D
Bi Weekly Challenge ~ Fill the Frame
Another trip to the elk park on Sunday. Its a nice place to visit when it is cold, as you drive thru it, and don't get out. It was 24 degrees, but I was toasty in my car. The elk and the buffalo were very cooperative this time. I was thinking of filling the frame and when I got home I was happy to see that that was what the challenge was. Here are a couple that didn't seem too soft to me. I am having trouble with that, not sure why.
Thanks for looking and commenting. Have a Great day! :o)
An obsession with insects, and other things...
Butterfly Wings Monarch Spotted One Spotted Two Looking at you
and some other stuff along the way:
Caterpillar Elk Grove Village Elk (The nearby suburb keeps elk because it is named Elk Grove, IL) Elk Falcon Fuzz Oh, another butterfly natural caterpillar.
Thanks for looking.
Spike and family
Anyway.. One of the goals on this trip was to stop at Dean Creek and get some elk shots. The Dean Creek herd is located about 15 miles East of Reedsport, Oregon on Hwy 38. The viewing area is protected from hunters but if the elk wander off over the hill they are fair game. This is not a bad thing. It keeps the herd healthy. Some days the herd is out near the viewing area where they can be seen and other days they will be back in the trees with none to be seen. The day I was coming home they were out and about. The bulls were holding back quite a way but the cows were in pretty close. This time of the year the older bulls tend to group up away from the cows and younger males.
This young male was in with the other youngsters and cows. This may be his mother. They were pretty close together. The males were up the road a way and back closer to the tree line. One of these two may be the little guys daddy. They were the largest two I saw and were off to the side of the main group of mature males. The racks are so pretty this time of the year with them covered in velvet.
Hope you enjoy. I know many of you live in places where you don't see these animals. If you ever get the chance they are a site to be seen.
Nature Wild - Elk
I Believe These Shots Will Also Qualify For The New Bi-Weekley Challenge, Natural Light.