Apr. 19, 2018

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This cutie is one of the many mammals that graze arctic willow.  The image is from the same day and location as the willow shot.  Speaking of grazers, I was just interrupted to watch four turkeys work their way through our yard.  First time I've seen them here in town.  The long winter may be affecting them too.  I really do wonder about the insulating effect of willow fuzz.  Some other plants with wind-blown seeds only have fuzz on the female flowers.  Those grow a lot closer to the ground, but just as far north as the willow.