Ruffed Grouse pretending she is invisible.  Photo by K Clouston

Ruffed Grouse pretending she is invisible. Photo by K Clouston

I was surprised to see a Ruffed Grouse on one of my journeys to the headwaters as I hadn’t seen or heard any sign of them before. ¬†They used to be quite common in the Valley but are much harder to find now that we have changed the landscape so drastically.