Missouri River Odyssey
Peek at baby bluebirds
"This box is magical somehow. It always has babies," Analene Torgerson says, as she lifts the lid of a small wood box nailed to a pasture fence post (left). Seven fuzzy, wide-eyed babies snuggle inside. The box is No. 1 on one of four bluebird trails that Analene and her husband, Jim, created around their Lund's Landing, a restaurant and collection of simple cabins near the north shore of Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota.
Birders come to follow the trails and taste the couple's from-scratch juneberry pie, a tradition made from wild berries that flourish along prairie streams. Analene relishes serving slices to people who remember picking berries as children. "I love to watch that first bite," Analene says. "I see the memories on their faces."