Dispatches from the West Preview: May/June 2012

Here’s a teaser from my column in the May/June issue of WildBird magazine—the annual hummingbird issue:

By the time my eight intrepid companions and I rendezvoused at Beatty’s Guest Ranch, a couple of inches of the white stuff had already accumulated, turning the mid-April landscape of Miller Canyon into a winter wonderland. We slogged up the trail, stopping to marvel at Red-faced Warblers against a snowy backdrop and wipe wet flakes from our binoculars.

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