Happy hour for moose

I’m wallowing in models and data – emissions scenarios for C-ROADS and very interesting vehicle fleet data from a modeling project in support of a state climate plan. Hopefully I can share some of the latter at some point, when the dust settles.

A nice break was provided by these two visitors, right on schedule for the annual ravaging of a crabapple tree in our yard.



That’s a cow and her baby. Mama is really big – bigger than our 1200lb draft-cross horse anyway.

Spring in Montana

I woke up to find it raining on the west side of the house, and snowing on the east. Globally it may be warm, but not here in Bozeman.

Glacier lily in snow

That’s a glacier lily in the snow. They’re so abundant right now that it’s hard to walk in the woods without stepping on one.


I went out in the woods yesterday to find tracks of the coyote who kept me up all night by howling outside my window. I found them, but more interesting was this:Chomp

Enter hapless bunny, stage left. He hops along for a bit, then a hawk swoops down and gobbles him up. Notice the wingtip print at right, and lack of further bunny prints.