1 January 2015
A Wild Celebration
A moose carcass, salvaged from an earlier road kill, was placed by park staff near Sunday Creek below the Visitor Centre, where visitors could observe it, close up via scopes, and hoped to witness nature's cycle in action. From death comes life, a wild celebration of renewal as it will be scavenged, distributed and reconstituted into other life throughout the ecosystem. When we attended the Winter in the Wild Festival, a couple of days later, there hadn't been any activity reported yet. Taken with my iPhone pressed against the eyepiece of the scope, the scene reminded me of a full moon, another of nature's cycles.