During this “stay-at-home” period Leonard and I hike in Ash Creek Wildlife Area (Modoc/Lassen Counties CA) almost every day. Winter birds are leaving, summer residents are arriving and the year-round fauna continue to delight. Because of cold temperatures spring is slow in arriving, however, the wildflowers are finally beginning to appear. Over the next few days I plan to share, without much comment, a couple photographs that I find appealing.
Mount Lassen is visible throughout the wildlife area while mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) and sandhill cranes (Antigone canadensis) are plentiful. While walking between the North and South Elkins barns, Leonard noted that a crane, deer and Mount Lassen were lined up – an interesting composition.