Archive for March 2017

March 2017: Remembering Ozzie Osprey

  On August 22, 2014 one of the Dunrovin wranglers was guiding a trail ride across the Bitterroot River when she spotted a dead bird lying face down in a pool of water. Knowing that everyone was concerned about the male osprey from the Dunrovin nest, Ozzie, she retrieved the body and brought it back…

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March 2017: The Eyes of March

  The anticipation of the ospreys’ return pulls everyone’s eyes toward the sky. The excitement mounts as Dunrovin pulls the winter bird feeder from the perch, cleans the web camera domes, and everyone begins to wait—watching an empty nest with fingers crossed that our beloved birds will return for another season of breeding. Sometimes during…

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March 2017: Wildlife Films at the Dunrovin Drive-In

Dunrovin is always excited when the International Wildlife Film Festival comes to town each April. Dunrovin Ranch has long enjoyed a cordial relationship with the festival. Dunrovin Ranch co-owner, Sterling Miller, is an internationally known expert in bear biology, as was Chuck Jonkel, who founded the International Wildlife Film Festival in 1977. Chuck’s goal in…

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March 2017: Local Treasures

So often in life we think we know someone just because they are familiar to us. We’ve seen them every once in a while over the years and talked with them on many social occasions. We may have even read about them in the local newspaper. But we’ve never really sat down with them and…

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March 2017: The Names of the Stars

  Author Pete Fromm has the ability to take you by the hand and place you in the moment—in his moments, which then become yours. Pete’s moments swirl between the external and the internal. His sense of delight and wonder at the natural wild world frame his musings about his place within his many worlds:…

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March 2017: Celebrating Spring with Hobie

Celebrating Spring by Hobie Hare Sure Signs of Spring Winter has been more intense, unpredictable and longer this year in Montana, even at lower elevations. We’ve had snow on the ground in the Missoula and Bitterroot valleys since early December, and there are few signs that things are letting up just yet. My other half,…

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March 2017: Bryony Welcomes Spring

Welcoming Spring by Bryony Schwan Signs of spring in Montana depend very much on elevation and aspect. If you are on a southern aspect, spring comes a lot sooner with more direct sun exposure.  As I skied into my rustic cabin at the base of the Swan Mountains in northwest Montana this weekend, the only…

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March 2017: At Long Last by Kelli

At Long Last by Kelli Kozak “If you come at four in the afternoon, I’ll begin to be happy by three.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince   Dunrovin is beginning to rouse. I see the grounds sheared of snow. I see equines spurred into play by the sun. I see pairs of birds…

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March 2017: Waiting for Lady Lonza’s Foal

  The anticipation is building! When will Lady Lonza’s foal arrive? Will the foaling process be easy or difficult? Will it be a colt or a filly? What color will it be? We have so many questions, yet all we can do is wait, and the waiting becomes less and less bearable as Lonza’s time approaches.…

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