Sunday, June 16, 2013
Flora and Fauna in the Badlands
We stopped at the Sage Creek Basin overlook in the Badlands, and, after stepping out of the car, soon heard the songs of many birds. According to park information, bluebirds, waxwings, sparrows robins and other birds like to perch and nest in the juniper grove- which is pictured below. The berries of the tree are quite tasty ( supposedly they have a gin flavoring) and provide sustenance for the winged creatures.