Halsey National Forest is comprised of a landscape to the photograph above. Rolling sandhills dotted with Yucca plants and prairie grasses. This image was taken at sunset on the far western side of the park. In the southeastern area of the park, however, a large forest was handplanted. The photograph below is a view of the forest at dawn from the Scott Lookout Tower.
Just south of Merritt Reservoir a Bald Eagle sits on an old cottonwood close to his nest. A crow was apparently not happy with this and often swooped at the head of the eagle. For the most part the eagle ignored the crow. After some time the crow stopped and sat on the branch above the eagles head and simply cawed his indignation.
The Niobrara river west of Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, snakes through a lush green valley on a beautiful spring morning. A cool breeze blew gently as the sun rose in the east illuminating the clouds in the sky.
Other Trip Reports:
Trip Report 1: Journey into the Sandhills
Trip Report 3: Journey into the Sandhills – Images of a Western Meadowlark, Prairie Dogs, Ominous Skies Over the Sandhills and a Blue Winged Teal