The stone sign reads: "To keep secret and safe on the high mountaintops, the ptarmigan has feathers that turn snow white in winter and rocky red-brown in spring. You can walk past one without knowing it. The bird nests on treeless ground, alpine tundra, its home. It does not fly south, so its wings are not long like the robin's but short, powerful, for quick escapes if discovered. Young can fly in just one to two weeks. Its feet are feathered for warmth. Twigs of willows are its winter food and at night, to sleep, it flies into a soft snowdrift as a blanket leaving no footprints to follow."