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Hiking and Looking for Antlers

In the spring, the male deer and elk drop their antlers.  Then they grow new ones in the spring.  It is fun to hike the hills where they have been and try to find them.  I love the smell of the sagebrush hills; not fully awake yet. There are signs of spring and contrasts such as bright green, velvety moss peeking through a blanket of melting snow and twisted sagebrush.

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On the ranch, there are both golden eagles and bald eagles.   The golden eagle is the bigger of the two with a 7 foot wing span. Bald eagle hanging out in a tree near the calving barn. Golden eagle perched in a tree.  They lay nests in the high cliff rocks in the canyon above the ranch.

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