A Plethora of other Wild Animals
Apart from bears we have a plethora of other animals that live in the mountains and valleys around the ranch. We sometimes see coyotes, elk, porcupine, moose, beavers and otters.
Among our rarer sightings are wolves, lynx, bobcats and cougars as well as members of the weasel family ranging from the least weasel to the wolverine, our rarest animal.
The spring is also the best time to see our rich bird life.
You will see many of the songbirds that gather in our garden and you may also see bald eagles, various woodpeckers, jays, and different types of hawks. In the alpine we often see the Clark’s Nutcracker and the Grey Jay.
You will almost certainly see dozens of hummingbirds who return to our ranch after wintering in central America, before heading further north.
Kristin is an avid birder and on one of your mornings she will introduce you to the songbirds in our yard.