09/23/2009, 2:21 PM
Canon EOS D60, 1/160, f/8, 300mm (70-300), ISO 100
Took this at Yellowstone National Park, the bison was at one of the geo-thermic hot springs, and it was only about 6 to 10 feet from the trail.
Four males remain at this location.
Individual was very active collecting food for nestlings while dodging lodge patrons.
Park Rangers aggressively hazed this bear away from the Fishing Bridge area. Unusual incident management in this park.
Don't see many Moose in Yellowstone and this is my first observation in Yellowstone River/Lake area.
Plant Biology Field Trip, 1st Summer Session:
This was the last little crawl that Lalita took us on which is a great little interpretive nature trail at the entrance to Ocean City State Park that runs along a swampy pond. This little section of the park has some older trees that have been lucky enough to slip past the one-way-ticket to the saw mill. Some of the species that were enjoying this little ecosystem with Peltigera memranacea included: Tsuga heterophylla, Pteridium aquilinum, Alnus rubra, Psuedotsuga menziesii, Rubus spectabilis, Acer macrophyllum, Porella navicularis, Kinderbergia oregana (in picture sharing the nursery log), Polystichum munitum, Amanita spissa, Rosa nootkana, Dicentra formosa, and Hylocomium splendens to name just a few of the plant species around.
Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) male; Yellowstone River; 2012.05.12
Gray Jay's absent from most predictable locations. This one was foraging near a group of Mountain Bluebirds.