Wildlife by the way: US-2 in North Dakota



Moose 04, originally uploaded by Edith OSB.

I expected to see beautiful scenery as I drove across North Dakota on US-2, but I certainly did not expect to encounter the more rare types of wildlife. But on the far west side of the state, there they were: a family of moose browsing in a field and in some trees, just a few hundred feet from the side of the highway.

It’s legal to stop on the shoulder on US-highways, unlike the interstate. I had to loop back at the next crossing point, but they were still there when I came back. This fellow sure saw me, but didn’t seem much interested in doing anything about it.

Great Egret with Ducks

Earlier in the trip, I had also seen a pair of Great Egrets in wetlands between Michigan and Doyon, North Dakota. I hope to post some of the photos from Montana, including the view from the top of Pompey’s Pillar.

About Sister Edith

Benedictine sister of St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth, Minnesota, serving in vocation and oblate ministry. Also a social scientist, reader, lover of nature and travel, and dabbler in many things. +UIOGD
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