I want to share with you some of the majestic animals that grace this beautiful area in which I live. The three bull elk in the picture are located in the borough of Benezette, Pennsylvania. During the last two weeks of September and the first two weeks of October, countless visitors decend upon this area to witness nature and "the rut". It is during this time, that the male or bull elk, bugle for the women in the herd. It is their mating call. The bulls will often spar each other to exert their dominance on the herd. As you can see from the pictures, these majestic creatures can weigh around 1100 pounds or more. I enjoy going just before dusk to get a glimpse of these beautiful animals.
Thank you for coming on this journey into the woods with me. I hope you can enjoy them as much as I do.
Sister John Paul