Moose and Sandhill Crane by the Highway: June 2022

After our survey at Massey, we made the long drive north to Chapleau. During our journey, we had almost no traffic so we were able to easily pull off and admire the wildlife.

There was heavy rain at times but I was able to get some photographs.

Moose is an herbivore, which means their diet consists of plants and all things green. But because they are huge, where an adult male can weigh up to 1,300 pounds, it requires a lot of vegetation to fulfill the required daily, weekly, and annual diet of a moose. On average, a moose eats about forty pounds of vegetation per day. (Rangerplanet.com)

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The omnivorous Sandhill Crane feeds on land or in shallow marshes where plants grow out of the water, gleaning from the surface and probing with its bill. Its diet is heavy in seeds and cultivated grains, but may also include berries, tubers, small vertebrates, and invertebrates. (allaboutbirds.org)

Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Cranes
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Sandhill Crane
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Sandhill Crane

NATURE POETRY

A moose has come out of
the impenetrable wood
and stands there, looms, rather,
in the middle of the road. – Elizabeth Bishop

Miles Hearn

3 thoughts on “Moose and Sandhill Crane by the Highway: June 2022

  1. Marilyn Hagerman

    Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures you send to us. I really appreciate the added notes. You are so knowledgeable. I love the way you share your many talents and enthusiasm.

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  2. rosemarie fischer

    OH HOW NICE!!!! Lucky for you to be able to get these pictures. Great shots,many thanks,Miles……..

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