This morning my better half and I hopped on our mountain bikes and rode out to Green Mountain via Bear Creek Lake Park. From the Rooney Valley Trail at Green Mountain, we saw elk grazing: a cow and calf, three other females, and a very large bull. The ride was quicker than last Saturday’s, but a little shorter and a little less taxing: 26 miles in two hours and forty-five minutes, with 2,200 feet of climbing.
After we got home, I watched this Western Wood-Pewee hunt from a hook for the hummingbird feeder. Again and again, it sallied out, nabbed an insect, and returned to its post.