2022—At Home in the Pines

How cute it this? With a wreath of snow around its snout and staring directly at the camera, this Pine Marten is at home in a pine tree——a dead pine tree——but a pine tree nevertheless. And, as a friend pointed out to me, the dead pine needles exactly match the Pine Marten’s coat. Our encounter with Pine Martens in Yellowstone National Park in January was brief but memorable and fun.