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praying mantis (Mantis religiosa) Mantis religiosa

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Date

July 26, 2012 10:45 AM PDT

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Western bistort (Bistorta bistortoides) Bistorta bistortoides

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July 19, 2012 04:00 PM PDT

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Brewer"s Lupine Lupinus breweri

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Date

July 19, 2012

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A bit more reclusive than the large lupines in and above Lunch Meadow that grew in clumps and extensive stands; seemed to prefer privacy and dappled sunlight under the trees.

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Mountain Monardella Monardella odoratissima

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Date

July 20, 2012 12:00 AM PDT

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Easily the preferred nectaring plant during our visit for several butterflies; and happily, abundant.

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Erigeron? Genus Erigeron

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July 21, 2012 11:00 AM PDT

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Date

July 20, 2012 12:30 AM PDT

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Very abundant near Summit Creek.
i'm largely guessing about the species; they seem pretty similar.

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Erigeron? Genus Erigeron

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July 20, 2012 10:00 AM PDT

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July 19, 2012 04:00 PM PDT

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July 19, 2012 03:20 PM PDT

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Genus Mimulus Genus Mimulus

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Date

July 19, 2012 03:30 PM PDT

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I'm largely guessing about precise ID; one way or another there were 3 monkeyflowers along this small meadow as the creek slipped down to Lunch Meadow.

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July 19, 2012 04:45 PM PDT

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Pussypaws (Calyptridium monospermum) Calyptridium monospermum

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July 19, 2012 05:00 PM PDT

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Sulphur flower (Eriogonum umbellatum) Eriogonum umbellatum

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July 19, 2012 04:30 PM PDT

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mountain pride (Penstemon newberryi) Penstemon newberryi

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July 19, 2012 04:00 PM PDT

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Woolly Mules' Ears Wyethia mollis

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July 20, 2012 10:40 AM PDT

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Lupines Genus Lupinus

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Date

July 20, 2012 12:40 AM PDT

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Sorry about the blur... These carpeted the south slopes for hundreds of feet above the meadow. A lovely lavender blush; quite resistant to my crude photography.

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Lupines Genus Lupinus

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Date

July 20, 2012 12:30 AM PDT

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This one grew away from the wet area, but still basically on the meadow floor. Its folage seems distinctively different.

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Lupines Genus Lupinus

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Date

July 20, 2012 12:30 AM PDT

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I was confused by the Lupines which I'll post today... This one grew in vigorous clumps right along the creek. Is this and the next two one variety that grows differently in places?

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Dog Tick Dermacentor variabilis

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Date

July 21, 2012 08:00 AM PDT

Description

Picked up several in my hair at the Pepperwood Preserve the day before. Curiously, none fastened on for a blood meal. Think they'd be smarter....

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Pennyroyal Mentha pulegium

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Date

July 26, 2012 11:30 AM PDT

Description

Wonderful smelling stuff; but marked for destruction in the Pepperwood habitat restoration plans. To be sure, the vernal pools it was flourishing in were dried up to the point that no satisfactory extirpation was possible. The clumps were bracketed by beautiful webs of golden orb spiders. These were fat and sassy; with numerous bulging egg cases hanging nearby.

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Date

July 26, 2012 11:00 AM PDT

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Hundreds of these fled before our steps in the dried grass on the way to some dried vernal pools where we were clearing pennyroyal. This one posed for me only after hopping into the web of a golden orb spider.

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Date

July 26, 2012 10:30 AM PDT

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Working on a crew to suppress various invasives, we found a fine crop of these setting nets next to the abundant pennyroyal blossoms. Sorry to say, we may have ruined their hunting. There were still many small crickets--a few if these in the snares--so perhaps it won't be too bad.

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Indian Paintbrushes Genus Castilleja

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Date

July 20, 2012 12:10 AM PDT

Description

Between Lunch Meadow and Brown Bear Pass I saw the usual red-flowered plants; and that in the second image which I took to be a variation on the same species... As you moved up the trail, the pale yellow form predominated. Or perhaps they are separate species?

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Lady Fern Athyrium filix-femina

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Date

July 20, 2012 12:00 AM PDT

Description

Not a lot of Ferns on this hike; odd to see this clump about 9100' on the dry trail up to Brown Bear Pass.

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Western Juniper Juniperus occidentalis

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Date

July 21, 2012 12:00 AM PDT

Description

Several, actually: Healthy, somewhat burdened by parasitic growth; and another long dead but still erect.

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Clodius Parnassian Parnassius clodius

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Date

July 20, 2012 11:30 AM PDT

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Another marginal shot... A fair number of these, but few willing to pose.

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Date

July 20, 2012 11:15 AM PDT

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A poor shot; but the result of endless frustration chasing these beautiful devils... I saw hundreds of them on the trail; most busy looking for a mate.

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Date

July 20, 2012 11:00 AM PDT

Description

Entirely absorbed in working the Elk Thistle.

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Western Tailed Blue? Cupido amyntula

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Date

July 20, 2012 10:45 AM PDT

Description

Here seen in two views 'puddling' next to Summit Creek.

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Blue Copper Lycaena heteronea

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Date

July 20, 2012 10:45 AM PDT
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