Earlier this Fall Bart and his son Tom went Moose hunting around Tangle Lakes off the Denali Highway. It is a beautiful spot but a terrible place for Moose hunting.
It is perfect Moose habitat but it is easily accessible by road. That means that hunters have already picked the place clean, (mostly).
It does have lots of swans, both Tundra and Trumpeter Swans. I cannot tell which species these are.
Besides swans, there are many ducks.
And loons. This is a Common loon.
This is a Common Loon but Red-throated Loons also occur on the smaller bodies of water.
This is a great place to go berry picking. Most years there is an abundance of Blueberries as well as other kinds of berries.
Some kind of fungi?
The cozy tent.
Tom looks out over the expansive countryside hoping to spot a legal bull.
They brought along a canoe to help them get around.
The canoe let them get closer to the lake's inhabitants. A pair of adult swans and their brood.
Tom hold up an Arctic Grayling. Good eating, if you like fish. I do not.
I do not remember whether Bart and Tom got a Moose but I know they had a nice adventure either way.