My visit to Custer State Park today did not disappoint me, as usual. Right off I came upon these twin antelope calves near the side of the road! They stuck close together. They may be the two I saw during my last visit. I saw a few more antelope calves today, too. :o)
The prairie coneflower is in bloom...it is commonly yellow, only occasionally this deep red-purple color, so I was thrilled to see this one. Last year I only saw it a couple times and didn't get a good photo.
I literally skidded to a stop (just a tiny skid) when I saw this red-headed woodpecker near the side of the road, E of the park. I was amazed it didn't fly off right away! My first sighting; what a pretty bird.