Posts by SuzAnne Miller

Dunrovin Ospreys: A Tour Through Time

Ever since installing the web camera above the ospreys’ nest in 2011, the Dunrovin osprey family have occupied the center stage at the ranch. The ospreys are integral to our summers; we anticipate their return each spring; and we grieve their departure each fall. It’s all about Harriet. Harriet Osprey has been the one constant throughout the…

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Ospreys 101: Nesting and Chicks

Welcome to the nest Ospreys build their nests within several miles of the nest that they fledged from. You will find osprey nests on dead trees, buildings, rock outcrops, power poles, buoys, dock pilings, and other manmade platforms – any elevated spot near water with an abundant food supply nearby. Ozzie and Harriet’s nest resides…

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More Than Instincts Alone

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January 2017: Celebrating Nature With Hobie Hare

In August 1994 I became a “naturalized Montanan,” and some 22 years later, it is still an incredible place to call home. I was first attracted to Montana via a graduate school summer internship teaching English to international students in an outdoor setting not far from Yellowstone during the summer of 1992. The students all…

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January 2017: Winter’s Hush

Last winter a friend and her husband happened to drop by Dunrovin Ranch in the late afternoon just I was about to begin the evening feeding. They readily offered a hand and were soon involved in the process of spreading hay and moving horses. We went down to the riparian area along the river to…

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Snow Drawings

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January 2017: Winter Rivers

Big rivers are the home to many real and mythical creatures. Water is, after all, the source of all life. River riparian areas are veritable highways for wildlife of all kinds, and rivers spark the mind’s imagination to conjure all manner of mythical beings. Rivers undergo dramatic changes with the seasons. Spring brings flood, with water…

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