A very tiny plant, photographed at Sagehen Creek field station, Univ. of California. I did not see it in the field, only later in the picture. The plant of interest is the tiny one with leaf hairs, positioned behind the sundew.
Location is approximate, pulled from the map.
22 birds counted out in the middle of the reservoir. Tough pic. They were so far away, I could not get a good ID, but maybe others can help.
Large numbers of Tundra Swans are being seen at Pyramid and Washoe Lakes.
Diameter greater then 1.5 meters
A couple days old. 11 cm wide at the toes.
Very fresh, less then 2 hours I'd guess, fine detail visible in the pads. I'm guessing this is the bear I saw a couple days ago, same foraging area and the size of the tracks correspond. The compass base is 10 cm long.
Many chinquipin in the area, some patches an acre or more.
Terrible pic, but thought I'd post because of species' status.
For days I've been seeing signs of busy foraging, this bear was on a mission - find stuff to eat; turning logs, following it's nose.
Occasional Ponderosa pines among Jeffrey. On trees more than 50 cm diam. the bark is distinctively different, on smaller trees the bark looks very similar. In this area cones show distinctive characteristics of pondo and Jeff.
"Doghair" lodge pole pine.
Try carrying a big pack through trees like this!
Classic Jeffrey pine.
Many of the three needle pines in Sagehen have cones that are intermediate between Ponderosa and Jeffrey and distinguishing the two is questionable. This tree is clearly Jeffrey.
Classic Ponderosa pine.
Many of the three needle pines in Sagehen have cones that are intermediate between Ponderosa and Jeffrey and distinguishing the two is questionable. This tree is clearly Ponderosa.
"Pioneer". 7 m tall, 15 cm diam.
No cones found.
Leaf glands present, subtle, no exudant found.
Nest knocked out of tree and broken by boys.
Observed near creek with running Kokanee.
Migrating flock takes flight as kayakers approach.
Glandular and sticky. Growing at the edge of a dirt dump: introduced weed?
"Grace". 1.9 m. tall, 1 cm. diam.
Leaf glands, some ruptured with white exudent.
No cones, cinnamon bark.
1 meter north of Beth.