Photos / Sounds

What

Great Basin Bristlecone Pine Pinus longaeva

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 29, 2014

Description

Three geographically separated species of bristlecone pine are found across the western United States. These are among the oldest organisms on earth with some individuals living more than 5,000 years. They grow just below treeline in isolated groves and their wood is extremely dense and resinous, protecting the tree from insects, fungi, and other diseases. While other trees decay and rot, bristlecones are more like rocks, slowly eroding with exposure to wind and sand and snow.

Photos / Sounds

What

sky pilot Polemonium viscosum

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 29, 2014

Description

Sky Pilots were among the more common and attractive alpine wildflowers. They grew in tight clusters amid the rocky scree.

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What

Greater Fritillaries Genus Speyeria

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 30, 2014

Description

There are half a dozen very similar species of Greater fritillary (Speyeria sp.) found in Great Basin National Park. Unfortunately, the most informative features for separating the different species of Speyeria involves the patterning of the underwing, a feature I missed when photographing this individual.

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What

Milbert's Tortoiseshell Aglais milberti

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 29, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

kaitlin

Date

July 3, 2015 10:47 AM PDT

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What

Sagebrush Lizard Sceloporus graciosus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 29, 2014

Description

Quite a few Sagebrush Lizards were seen along the Mountain View Nature Trail loop.

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Square

What

Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis

Observer

mikewitkowski

Date

May 26, 2015 04:44 PM PDT

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What

Uinta Chipmunk Tamias umbrinus

Observer

rjadams55

Date

June 29, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mountain Bluebird Sialia currucoides

Observer

mikewitkowski

Date

May 26, 2015 07:24 AM PDT

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Observer

thomasathens

Date

August 6, 2014 11:09 AM MDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Borage Family Family Boraginaceae

Observer

thomasathens

Date

August 6, 2014 09:40 AM MDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

thomasathens

Date

August 1, 2014 09:52 AM MDT

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Square

What

Desert Stink Beetles Genus Eleodes

Observer

judygva

Date

July 13, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Western Tiger Swallowtail Papilio rutulus

Observer

benbillings

Date

July 14, 2014 12:20 PM PDT

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Square

What

Desert Paintbrush Castilleja chromosa

Observer

cat931206

Date

July 6, 2013

Description

Found near the trail.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

cat931206

Date

July 6, 2013

Description

Found near the trail.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

laurenbaur

Date

March 21, 2013

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Elk Cervus elaphus

Observer

nicetim

Date

August 30, 2013 08:30 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Desert Horned Lizard Phrynosoma platyrhinos

Observer

crocodylus

Date

August 27, 2013

Description

Immature; on trail back to parking lot; 22 C with T-storms; observed at 1340 hrs.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Northern Desert Horned Lizard Phrynosoma platyrhinos ssp. platyrhinos

Observer

crocodylus

Date

August 27, 2013

Description

At ruin. Only a few days old. 1608 m elevation; 22 C with T-storms; observed at 1320 hours

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Long-nosed Leopard Lizard Gambelia wislizenii

Observer

crocodylus

Date

August 27, 2013

Description

Immature ... potential young of year. 1608 m elevation. Near Native American Ruin. Greasewood vegetation. 22 C scattered T-Storms; 1340 hrs

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What

New Mexico Rim-lichen Lecanora novomexicana

Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 9, 2009 06:02 PM PDT

Description

Also - pale lichen is Lecanora novomexicana Yellow lichen is Pleopsidium flavum Thanks to wanderflechten for ID help
Likely a Heuchera rubescens (pink alumroot) in rock crack. Thanks to Mark Egger for ID help.

It was growing above 3000 meters (10,000 feet) near Wheeler Peak, White Pine County, Nevada, USA. Seen while walking from the Bristlecone Loop to the Wheeler Peak Glacier in Great Basin National Park.

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Photos / Sounds

What

Palmer's penstemon Penstemon palmeri

Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 9, 2009 02:53 PM PDT

Description

Penstemon palmeri at Lehman visitor center
Great Basin National Park, Nevada

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Photos / Sounds

What

Dwarf Phlox Phlox condensata

Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 10, 2009 09:32 AM PDT

Description

Polemonium viscosum and Phlox condensata
while climbing Wheeler Peak, at summit
elevation 13,065 feet (3,982 m)
Great Basin National Park, Nevada

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Photos / Sounds

What

sky pilot Polemonium viscosum

Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 10, 2009 09:14 AM PDT

Description

Polemonium viscosum
while climbing Wheeler Peak, at summit
elevation 13,065 feet (3,982 m)
Great Basin National Park, Nevada

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Photos / Sounds

Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 9, 2009 05:40 PM PDT

Description

Unknown Penstemon

It was growing above 3000 meters (10,000 feet) near Wheeler Peak, White Pine County, Nevada, USA. Seen while walking from the Bristlecone Loop to the Wheeler Peak Glacier in Great Basin National Park.

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Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 9, 2009 06:02 PM PDT

Description

This yellow lichen is Pleopsidium flavum amongst a large rock

It was growing above 3000 meters (10,000 feet) near Wheeler Peak, White Pine County, Nevada, USA. Seen while walking from the Bristlecone Loop to the Wheeler Peak Glacier in Great Basin National Park.

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Photos / Sounds

What

Pink Alumroot Heuchera rubescens

Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 9, 2009 06:02 PM PDT

Description

Likely a Heuchera rubescens (pink alumroot) in rock crack. Thanks to Mark Egger for ID help.

It was growing above 3000 meters (10,000 feet) near Wheeler Peak, White Pine County, Nevada, USA. Seen while walking from the Bristlecone Loop to the Wheeler Peak Glacier in Great Basin National Park.

near Wheeler Peak, White Pine County, Nevada, USA.
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Photos / Sounds

What

alpine shooting star Dodecatheon alpinum

Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 9, 2009 07:00 PM PDT

Description

Perhaps Dodecatheon alpinum?

Dodecatheon growing at the side of a small creek near the start of the Bristlecone Nature Trail in Great Basin National Park, Nevada, USA

above 3000 meters (10,000 feet) near Wheeler Peak, White Pine County, Nevada, USA.

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What

Great Basin Bristlecone Pine Pinus longaeva

Observer

brewbooks

Date

July 9, 2009 05:51 PM PDT

Description

Reluctance to Die
Dead Bristlecone Pine

This 3000 year old remnant has been ded for 250 years, It has two buttresses. The one on the left died about 1100 AD; the other continued growing for six more centuries. This great releuctance to die is common among bristlecone pines; they may cling to life for centuries after reaching old age.

Born 1300 BC
Died 1700 AD

Source: Trail Sign

It was remarkable to walk among this grove of trees, this was only my second encounter. You can find some more about bristlecone pines at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristlecone_pine

"The Wheeler Peak bristlecone pine grove, the most accessible grove in the park, is located on the northeast side of Wheeler Peak. It is unusual in that it grows on a glacial moraine consisting of quartzite boulders. Most groves grow on limestone or dolomite. The northeastern exposure of the Wheeler Peak grove is also unusual as most other groves have a generally southern or western exposure. "
Source www.nps.gov/grba/planyourvisit/identifying-bristlecone-pi...

This is the Bristlecone Trail in Great Basin National Park, Nevada, USA

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