The Western Meadowlark is the first sign of spring. Around the second week of March we start asking, “Have you heard a Meadowlark yet?” Logically I know spring is coming, but there’s something very reassuring when that first Meadowlark song is heard
The song of our Meadowlark is very distinct, and I think one of the loveliest sounds in nature. You can listen to it at eNature. Something I didn’t know; the Western Meadowlark isn’t a true lark. It’s actually in the blackbird family. More about Wyoming’s state bird can be found in this article written by the Wyoming Game and Fish.
Photo from US Fish and Wildlife Service archives