Scalloped snow drift pattern.
Snapping turtle trying to hide beneath a thin clear layer of ice.
This doe apparently is curious about the "trail cam."
So she decided to take a closer look.
A real close look!
Two dead turtles: a large snapper and a smaller paint.
Some of the empty carapaces found near the springs again this year.
View across the "turtle pond" toward the headquarters building.
An action shot from the trail camera.
One of the panels in the background blew off the stack and killed this rabbit.
Used this survey instrument to transfer the west-east axis from the Butte toward the gate.
Created this stone circle on the west-east axis. Bring a rock to add to the circle when you visit.
Kelly and Tammy Rundle visited from Iowa.
Lois and Eric visited with Rapid City.
Grouse eggs in a foreground nest.
Two coyotes caught by a trail camera (the stamped date is incorrect).
Rapid City visitors: Cheryl, Rosemary, Mom and Patty (R-L).
Another good weekend work crew from Sioux Falls: Jean, Aimee, Jen, Hope and Emily (R-L).
Removing the OSB panels of the temporary garage in preparation for concrete work.
Participants in the first of two CAIRNS summer workshops: Kayla, Lea Ann, Curt, Kristi, Laurie, Paul and Harvey (R-L).
Deanna, Jameson, Kayla, Dan, Harvey, JoAnne and Tracy: participants in the summer workshop #2.
A brilliantly green iridescent bug.
Public relations shot of the wicoti.
Desiccated rattle snake with rattles raised and head still ready to strike.
This deer was killed by coyotes and her carcass as dismembered and drug away.
Jean and Adel visited all the way from beyond Toronto, Ontario.
Dan and his cousin helped finish siding the north walls of the garage one hot morning.
We sided the south walls of the library. A future project is to build a roof over the French doors.
Amanda, Hannah, Lanice and Stephen, AmeriCorps members, spent a morning setting up the four tipis.
SDSU Honors College Students: Mackenzie, Kate, Jack, Liz, Meredith, Michael, Kyle, Tim (their dean), Marin, Mom.
Lou, Benjamin and Harvey (R-L).
Harlan and Travis are screening the gravel for the "sidewalk" in front of the bathhouse.
Pouring the concrete on a windy and very hot day.
The five bathhouse room slabs are on four different levels that stop down from east to west.
These three bays connect the new bathhouse slabs to the existing cabin slab, barely visible in the foreground.
It was so hot and windy that we had to put up plastic drop cloths to retard the curing rate of the wet concrete.
The Tipi Sisters at their annual retreat: Mom, Phyllis, Ann, Kate, Carol and Fee (R-L).
Making sure the alignment is just right.
Used a backhoe attachment to trench in a drain in front of the library.
Dean flying a kite on the Fourth of July.
It was a very dry year, as can be seen by the low water level of the pond.
A couple of the smaller ponds dried up completely, but the bigger ones didn't quite.
Interior design and apparel merchandising students and faculty from SDSU.
Forming and re-bar for the third 2012 concrete project, a sidewalk along the garage to the library.
Kenny working his magic "floating" the wet concrete.
Harlan, Kenny and Travis finishing the concrete.
Two muskrats frolicking in the turtle pond.
Miranda, Jordan, Gabriel, and Rosemarie (R-L) visited from St. Cloud.
Extremely high winds nearly blew over these three sets of tipi poles.
Laying out possible future walking trails in a late afternoon wet snow.
Used the power washer in the foreground to clean the curved cedar wall. The right side was done first.
After drying for over a day, stained the cleaned wall beginning at the top and working downward.
With the help of Dean and Glenn, we got Dad's "Little A" tractor running for the first time in years.
Dean on the 1949 model Super A.
Perhaps a sick deer killed by coyotes. An eagle was also feasting on the carcass.
Started shaping the hocoka using a blade on the bobcat.
Geese flying south on the winter solstice.
Glenn, Dean and I hauled dirt that hopefully will get planted this coming spring.
Fresh January snow bank curving with the arc of the bathhouse.
Jenna and Ashley (R-L) taking a break from the CAIRNS work.
Tough looking trio of cousins.
Handiwork of beavers over along Bear In The Lodge Creek.
Amazing engineering feast of felling trees and backing up water.
Those three cousins unmasked: Tim, Dean and Glenn (R-L).
Wingsprings in a shroud of fog.