Springtime Pronghorns on Antelope Island

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Pronghorn doe in the springPronghorn doe in the spring

There may still be snow in the high country in Utah but down in the Salt Lake Valley things have begun to green up and I am already seeing the first wildflowers blooming.  These Pronghorn images were taken a few years ago during the spring and I thought I would share them this morning partly because the yellow flowers in these images; Gray’s Biscuitroot (Lomatium grayi), have just started to bloom this year.

Pronghorn buck resting in green grassesPronghorn buck resting in green grasses

It is wonderful to see the Pronghorn and Bison feeding on fresh, young shoots again after our long, cold and very snowy winter. I saw some Pronghorn yesterday and they; along with the Gray’s Biscuitroot, reminded me of these images.

Pronghorn doe walking through spring grassesPronghorn doe walking through spring grasses

It won’t be long before the Pronghorn does give birth to their young and they are about the cutest little critters in Utah in my opinion.



  1. Mia McPherson April 13, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Thanks for your comments on this post everyone!

  2. M. Firpi April 1, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    I love all of these, but the second is beautiful as a close-uo with the flowers,

  3. Julie Brown April 1, 2013 at 8:30 am

    It is nice to see the green grass and wildflowers, as well as the animals looking so relaxed. I met a couple from SLC last week at the hotel in Page, Arizona. They said they were escaping the snow. We are still waiting for spring here in Indiana!

  4. Fern Culhane April 1, 2013 at 8:07 am

    just checked the WildUtah.us, they need a photo or two or three of the Gray’s Biscuitroot! Just saying … 🙂

    • Fern Culhane April 1, 2013 at 8:16 am

      Actually Mia, Do you teach photography with actual classes? (I consider your web site to be teaching too!) Because I’m loving that WildUtah website and start imagining sending students out on Antelope Island to document all the wildflowers! Thanks for tolerating my fantasies! 🙂

      • Mia McPherson April 2, 2013 at 10:59 am

        Fern, I’ve only done Basics to Bird Photography classes through the Nature Center at Farmington Bay and through Hawk Watch International. The students would have a wonderful time photographing wildflowers. Right now I have seen the Gray’s Biscuitroot blooming and some of the tiny pink Filaree. Haven’t been there in over two days so who knows what else might be blooming!

    • Mia McPherson April 2, 2013 at 10:56 am

      Fern, who would I send the Gray’s Biscuitroot images to?

  5. Sherry in MT April 1, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Pronghorn babies are indeed the cutest things ever….even more so than deer fawns.

  6. Kathleen April 1, 2013 at 6:25 am


  7. Susan April 1, 2013 at 6:05 am

    Beautiful animals, awesome photos and post. I can’t wait to see photos of the babies:)

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