|Wildflower. Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area. May 2016.|
Another pretty day and another pretty park.
I sought May wildflowers, found this list, and saw that the Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area in Fort Collins wasn't too far away.
My sister, Murphy, and I popped up there. She dropped me off and I walked the wide, paved trail.
I watched a kestrel as he perused the day's menu.
|Kestrel. Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area. May 2016.|
I couldn't get a decent photo, but a clutch of baby coyotes bounced about in the tall grass on a knoll, while staying within calling distance of mama.
I admired the courting flashes (or maybe a territorial protection display against other males) of a red-winged blackbird. I've got some ho-hum stills in the slideshow at the end of this post. But here is a terrific video about the birds from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology:
The Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area is a jewel for Fort Collins.
A slideshow below: