46 Photos - Aug 1, 2011
Photo: Clarkia, named for William Clark of Lewis & Clark. Rooster Rock Burn.Photo: The Cruiser at home in the woods; North Sister in the background. Rooster Rock Burn.Photo: Catchfly (Silene sp.), with a very tiny little critter crawling around one of the petals. Rooster Rock Burn.Photo: Catchfly (Silene sp.). Rooster Rock Burn.Photo: There's a Black-backed Woodpecker in there somewhere. High Intensity fire in a former pine plantation. Rooster Rock Burn.Photo: Very cool riparian exclosure, designed to keep deer and elk out of the riparian area and allow aspen regeneration. Melvin Creek, Rooster Rock Burn.Photo: Riparian exclosure, Melvin Creek. Rooster Rock Burn.Photo: Melvin Creek, with the edge of the exclosure to the left. Rooster Rock Burn.Photo: Some kind of vetch or wild pea (Vicia sp). Rooster Rock Burn.Photo: Dogbane (Apocynum sp.). Rooster Rock Burn.Photo: Three Creek Lake and Tam McArthur Rim, above the Rooster Rock burn. 6500 ft.Photo: Three Creek Lake and Tam McArthur Rim, above the Rooster Rock burn. 6500 ft.Photo: Three Creek, draining through the dam at Three Creek Lake.Photo: Prince's Pine, or Pipsissewa. Black Pine Spring.Photo: Engelmann Spruce seedling, Black PIne Spring.Photo: Cool gillless fungus, maybe Giromitra sp., Black PIne Spring.Photo: Cool gillless fungus, maybe Giromitra sp., Black PIne Spring.Photo: Unidentified blue flower, maybe Hydrophyllaceae. Black PIne Spring.Photo: More cool fungus. Black PIne Spring.Photo: Fungus/Moss art. Black Pine Spring.Photo: Wild Rose. Black Pine Spring.Photo: Feverfew (I think). Black Pine Spring.Photo: Feverfew (fun with macro!). Black Pine Spring.Photo: Crabronid Wasp on thistle.Photo: Wild Blackberry (or some other berry?!). Black Butte Burn.Photo: Long story. Ask me sometime!Photo: Hermit Thrush, responding to Steve's Northern Pygmy-Owl toots with tail-flicking behavior. Unburned border of GW Burn.Photo: Burned ponderosa pine plantation, summit of Black Butte in the background. Black Butte Burn.Photo: Summit of Black Butte (1.5-million-yr-old cinder cone), showing where the most recent fire started. Black Butte Burn.Photo: Gully through a stand of mature ponderosa pine, a favorite local spot for Black-backed Woodpecker. Black Butte Burn.Photo: Signs of bird and beetle activity: adult bark-beetle exit holes; woodpecker feeding excavation; woodpecker bark-flaking; and (look carefully!), a few claw marks from feeding woodpeckers.Photo: Burned tree art. Black Butte Burn.Photo: Carabid beetle. Black Butte Burn.Photo: Exposed wood-boring beetle galleries (Buprestidae sp.) in burnt stump. These were at least an inch long. Black Butte Burn.Photo: Ponderosa pine bark art. Black Butte Burn.Photo: More p. pine bark art. Black Butte Burn.Photo: Spirea. Metolius River, downtown Camp Sherman.Photo: Unk. spider (possibly Argiope sp.?) guarding its egg sac on an aspen tree. Camp Sherman.Photo: Hedge Nettle and Metolius River. Downtown Camp Sherman.Photo: Fresh exit hole from Buprestid beetle, showing frass hanging at the edge. Metolius River.Photo: American Dipper feeding at Wizard Falls (taken with my point-and-shoot at max zoom). Metolius River.Photo: River Trail (duh!) at Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery. Metolius River.Photo: Big gilled fungus in the Rooster Rock burn.Photo: Fugus art. Rooster Rock burn.Photo: Hatch-year Bald Eagle flying low overhead at Wizard Falls hatchery. Metolius River.Photo: Long-horned beetle (Cerambycidae sp.) on the hood of the Cruiser. Downtown Sisters.