Tammy found this one, and I found another in the same stream. As Ivan pointed out, looks a lot like E. e. picta.
New herp for me! This one seems to be a metamorph, so I guess I still have to see an adult with its weird head and vents. Many thanks to those two researchers we met who gave us tips on finding this species.
Found this massive carabid under a log at Van Damme.
One of many weird introduced carnivorous plants at this bog.
Never seen this stuff before. Weird.
These colorful bronze flies were hanging around the shallow puddles. Not more than 8 mm long.
Charming fly sitting on a stem above the puddles in the pygmy forest.
First time seeing reindeer lichen. It was everywhere up in the pygmy forest, practically forming a carpet in some areas! And apparently there's only one species in the area. Score.
Very distinctive moss growing in the boggy/seepy areas of the pygmy forest. If I have the ID right it's yet another southern hemisphere plant. I wonder if it was introduced along with some of the carnivores.
Ivan's original call was some kind of gentian, and I think he was right. Not sure one can get so species from a post-flowering state like this though.
Is there a way to distinguish macrophyllum from occidentale in a photo like this?
Small, low-lying manzanita, small leaves.