At first I thought these might be Crossbills, but the white wing bars make me think Pine Grosbeak. Three observed.
Observed above 7,000ft.
20 plants... Lining Rosewood Creek
large and mean-looking!
I know I should be ashamed of myself for not knowing this...
Resting on the water surface in a high altitude meadow pool.
Terrible lighting, but happy to have this favorite species finally in my iNat files
Sort of a photo trick
Dang but these guys are cute
The Mountain subspecies
Two stems, about 30 and 40 cm. diam.
Seed cones, no pollen cones found.
Leaf gland present.
Only Juniper seen along trail from Mt. Rose pass.
Found this deceased in the trail. Appeared matted in couple places, as though mouthed.
Clustefs of blue fruits. 6-8 mm diam. Shrub to 1.5m tall. Dry woods
75 cm tall. Twicd pinnate leaves. Dry woods
2' tall. Dry woods. Red fruit. Single. No spines