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Paradise in Sanders County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Wildlife Thrive In Corridor Year Round

Clark Fork Corridor: The Land

 
 
Wildlife Thrive In Corridor Year Round Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 22, 2011
1. Wildlife Thrive In Corridor Year Round Marker
Inscription. Bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, and white-tailed deer-you may see any of these large mammals grazing in this area, depending on the season. Most spend their summer higher above the river and move to lower, snow-free pastures in winter.

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.

Fish Eaters
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.

Cliff Hangers
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.

River Divers
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.
The Clark Fork (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 22, 2011
2. The Clark Fork (facing north)
47° 20.303′ N, 114° 46.751′ W. Marker is in Paradise, Montana, in Sanders County. Marker is on State Highway 135 1.2 miles south of State Highway 200, on the right when traveling south. Touch 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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 318 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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