15
taxa
1 bird
1 mammal
1 insect
12 plants
15
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productive clover Trifolium productum

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Date

July 14, 2012

Description

Syn. kingii

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marum-leaf wild buckwheat Eriogonum marifolium var. marifolium

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Date

July 14, 2012

Description

Male flowers up high, female flowers down low on another plant.

Gravity: the ultra-lazy pollination strategy :)

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Elephant's Head Pedicularis groenlandica

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July 14, 2012

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marum-leaf wild buckwheat Eriogonum marifolium var. marifolium

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July 14, 2012

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alpine sheep sorrel Rumex paucifolius

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faerthen

Date

July 14, 2012

Description

Not sure about this ID, but Rumex paucifolius is a highly variable plant species that occurs even in alpine climate, like this one. It's the only candidate that even seems likely.

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White Marsh Marigold Caltha leptosepala

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faerthen

Date

July 14, 2012

Description

ssp Howellii

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caddisflies Order Trichoptera

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faerthen

Date

July 14, 2012

Description

These guys were building their cases from fresh hemlock needles.

Genus or species, anyone?

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Brewer's Monkeyflower Mimulus breweri

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faerthen

Date

July 14, 2012

Description

Missed this tiny flower the first time we looked for it, but later noticed that I'd accidentally caught it in the corner of a picture of Brewer's Lupine.

Came back again the next week!

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muskflower Mimulus moschatus

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faerthen

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July 14, 2012

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Williamson's Sapsucker Sphyrapicus thyroideus

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faerthen

Date

July 14, 2012

Description

Nesting pair and noisy babies in a tall snag at an overlook. Therefore, no photo.

Good ID by four California Naturalists with binocs.

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Nevada lewisia Lewisia nevadensis

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faerthen

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July 14, 2012

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Tiling's monkeyflower Mimulus tilingii

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faerthen

Date

July 14, 2012

Description

Speckled calyx, closed off blossom throat.

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alpine shooting star Dodecatheon alpinum

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faerthen

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July 14, 2012

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Wandering daisy Erigeron peregrinus

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faerthen

Date

July 14, 2012

Description

So many of these this year!

ssp callianthemus var callianthemus

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Davis' knotweed (Aconogonon davisiae) Aconogonon davisiae

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faerthen

Date

July 14, 2012

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Long-tailed Weasel Mustela frenata

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faerthen

Date

July 14, 2012

Description

Hopping along, hunting in the tall grass at Movie Night. Stopped to give us a nice profile.

Larger than the usual ermine. About the size of a skinny tree squirrel, with quite a long, black-tipped tail.