Ground Squirrels – Some Love’em, Some… Well, They Really Don’t!

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In much of their western habitat ground squirrels are a vital link in the food chain. Carnivores love them but ranchers and farmers have a decidedly different view. [...]

Centennial Valley Sage Grouse And Their Potential Listing As “Threatened”

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About three weeks ago I was able to photograph adult female Greater Sage-Grouse and their chicks in the Centennial Valley of southwest Montana. This species is on the cusp of a threatened species designation so I’m always thrilled to be able to see and photograph them in their natural, wild habitat. Believe me, it doesn’t happen very often. [...]