We saw a couple of interesting birds on a walk around town today – an Anna’s Hummingbird and a yellow-shafted Northern Flicker.
Rowan caught a caddisfly along the lower part of Gavan Hill trail and carried it home for me to photograph. Later in the day I took some pictures of plants at Blue Lake Campground. In particular, I was interested to see how much the buds of Ribes plants had already developed. It seemed a bit early to me for that.
Despite the damp and cool weather, I was inspired to take pictures of several bryophytes, mushrooms, and a lichen on a short visit to Blue Lake Campground.
Though the snow level has not dropped low enough to hit the Middle Sister, the higher peak behind has a dusting of snow on its upper elevations, just visible through the clouds.
The sun is setting earlier these days, but the colors can still be dramatic.
I went along on a mission to find and collect Aegialites beetles. A small shoreline beetle that hangs out in crevices of rocks in the splash zone, some folks are studying their genetics to get a better understanding of the relationships between different populations. During the trip, I was a little surprised to see a … Read more