Greater Sage-Grouse, White-tailed Prairie Dogs and the Sagebrush Steppe

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Dawn arrives on the Greater Sage-Grouse LekDawn arrives on the Greater Sage-Grouse Lek

Well, it is that time of the year. The Greater Sage-Grouse should be displaying on their leks, the White-tailed Prairie Dogs should be coming out of the burrows and flocks of Sandhill Cranes are already making their way north to their breeding ground.

White-tailed Prairie Dog SentryWhite-tailed Prairie Dog Sentry

I don’t always know what birds or animals I will see when I head out to photograph but in Utah one thing that I know is rock solid is the 100% chance of seeing and photographing some of the most stunning scenery in the world.

Which is why it is extremely important to keep those public lands in PUBLIC hands and away from the lawmakers hands on Capitol Hill and their cronies who want to destroy it. Don’t believe them when they say that the lands will stay public because that is definitely NOT true. We need to stop them. We need to be the sentries that protect our public lands.

A Greater Sage-Grouse male waiting for a chance to mateA Greater Sage-Grouse male waiting for a chance to mate

I am heading out today for a short trip to look for Greater Sage-Grouse, White-tailed Prairie Dogs and the other birds and animals that call the sagebrush steppe their home.

Life is good.

Mia

I will try to post from the road but if my connection to the internet is bad it might not happen.

7 Comments

  1. Catherine B March 3, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Nice pictures, lovely colors. These birds are fascinating.

  2. Utahbooklover March 2, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    I enjoyed your post today and wish you well on your travels. I’m also on the road Friday.

    • Utahbooklover March 2, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      Excited to see my 7-year old grand-daughter and my son’s family again.

  3. Bob McPherson March 2, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Beautiful images Mia. Love the commentary. We have to believe in stewardship of the resources as the early Indians did. They gave back
    at every opportunity.

  4. Patty Chadwick March 2, 2016 at 9:17 am

    You speak for me….thank you!!! Stay strong and continue to speak out, verbally and pictorially….

  5. Chris Rohrer March 2, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Nice!!!

  6. Cindy March 2, 2016 at 7:48 am

    SO in agreement, Mia!! I was happy when President Clinton made Grand Staircase a national park. Good for him, better for us! Man will continue to exploit this earth until there is nothing left and all in the name of greed and power. Love the images as always. Thank you for caring and sharing your gifts, Mia.

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