Paradise in Sanders County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Wildlife Thrive In Corridor Year Round
Clark Fork Corridor: The Land
Look for osprey and songbirds in the summer. Year round you can see bald eagles and waterfowl such as the common goldeneye. Dippers and kingfishers hunt these waters in every season, too.
Please remember, to avoid disturbing wildlife when viewing them, use binoculars and stay at a distance.
Bald eagles live along the river. In spring and summer, they raise their young in huge stick nests high in the trees. During the winter, they hunt for fish where the water is ice-free, snatch ducks, and feed on carrion.
Bighorn sheep clamber on he cliffs across the river. In winter, you might see them in the field below the cliffs. They retreat to higher, more secluded elevations for lambing in late spring.
If you hear the rattling call of the kingfisher, look for it flying above the river. When it spots a fish, the bird hovers briefly, then dives and usually emerges victorious with a flapping fish in its beak.
Erected by Lolo National Forest.
Location. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paradise MT 59856, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Searching For Fur And A Finer Life (a few steps from this marker); Coursing Through Miles Of Montana (within shouting distance of this marker); Phantom Formation Is Rock Solid In Corridor (approx. 1.9 miles away); Native People Sustained Through Many Millennia (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Earth's Blood Flows Past You (approx. 1.9 miles away).
Also see . . . Lolo National Forest. (Submitted on July 29, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • Animals •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.