By Bruce Auchly
FWP Region 4 Information Officer 

Montana Tales and Trails

Spring will soon arrive


April 24, 2020


Warmer weather will bring out prairie-dwelling boreal chorus frogs for their April to June breeding season.

These are the times that try our souls. Isolation, face masks, drugs and diseases that are difficult to pronounce, let alone understand.

Take heart. There's a world out there that proceeds without us. A place where winter stubbornly exits stage left, while spring occasionally lifts its head but seems too shy to take command. A place of beauty we should try to visit.

As the calendar approaches May, red-winged blackbirds and Western meadowlarks are staking out their breeding and nesting areas. Sandhill cranes stand silhouetted on prairie hilltops like a weathervane on a barn.

Mature bull elk...

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