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Lone Elk Park, and the Great Horned Owls at Forest Park,090213

After visiting the temple, Anjana acceded to my request to drive through Lone Elk Park (more than that was not possible, given a 12-day-old baby in the car, and the cold weather), and it was a good drive...as we were able to see

ELK ,

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(that one's a calf, there were many, and I clicked a few!)



the endangered

AMERICAN BISON ,

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WHITE-TAILED DEER

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....and one very cute squirrel!

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The Elk calves were, like all babies, very cute:

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We passed several Bison, in the age-old landscape:

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Doe-eyed describes the deer very well...

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I then got off at Forest Park, to see Charles and Sarah, the

GREAT HORNED OWLS

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I watched both of them for a while, along with Mark, Brenda and others. The owls have, apparently, stashed some food in a hollow in this tree...

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Mark showed me a ceramic replica of an owl's egg:

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I walked back in the dark, well satisfied with the day!

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For more photos from the park and Forest Park,

click here to see my Facebook album
Tags: birding, forest, mammals, nature, owl, photography, st louis, wildlife
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