The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

MONTANA PARK OF THE WEEK Greycliff Prairie Dog Town

 

September 14, 2022

MONTANA PARK OF THE WEEK
Greycliff Prairie Dog Town

This black-tailed prairie dog community is protected and preserved through the efforts of Montana State Parks, the Nature Conservancy, and the Montana Department of Transportation.

Interpretive displays tell the story of these small, entertaining prairie dogs and their role in the prairie ecosystem. These creatures have great ecological significance because they create patches of habitat that provide prey, shelter, and forage for a diverse number of animals, including burrowing owls, black-footed ferrets, and mountain plovers.

Enjoy the prairie dogs with your binoculars and cameras, but ple...



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