Our semi-rural community is home to many forms of wildlife. Here are a few pictures of visitors to the farm:
We’ve seen black bears on the property a few times. Neighbors less conscientious about their trash seem them more often. This one came through about two years after the Black Forest Fire. It’s likely to be adjusting to habitat changes.
Turkeys are as common as black bears. They prefer areas with less human activity.
Frequent visitors to the farm include birds of many kinds, mule deer, squirrels, pocket gophers, weasels, foxes, coyotes, and other high-plains critters. We don’t often have a camera when we meet them.