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By Betty Vanderwielen
Seeley-Swan Pathfinder 

Five Trumpeter Swans Released on Jones Lake


September 11, 2019

Betty Vanderwielen- Seeley-Swan Pathfinder

Swans almost immediately group together after release. They will stay together for protection and to learn from one another the skills necessary to survive on Jones Lake and later how to fly and migrate.

OVANDO – For 15 years, the Blackfoot Challenge and its partners have released fledgling trumpeter swans into the Blackfoot Watershed in a program aimed at restoring the swans to their native habitat. Next year could be the last year that happens. The goal was to get seven pairs of released trumpeter swans to return to the area, create a nest, produce eggs, raise their young and repeat the cyc...

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