My Own Private Idaho
Here mornings are filled with bird calls, while nights abound with the chirping of frogs. Once an old family ranch, this 43-acre private wildlife habitat wetland is located near Idaho’s Payette National Forest, bordering Bureau of Reclamation lands. The area hosts plenty of birds including oriole, blackbird, osprey, heron, egret, turkey, pheasant and quail. During the summer, the area hosts a local herd of deer and elk are welcomed in the fall. Black bears have even been seen feasting on nearby old feral apple trees. These fawns were captured in this area on candid camera.
Story by Krista Berumen; photo courtesy of James Tarter