191 Photos - Aug 20, 2011
Photo: Sage brush and hoodoos on the way to surveying Astragalus scaphoides sitesPhoto: Lupines and sage brushPhoto: Installing a transect to survey Astragalus scaphoides. these populations have been surveyed annually since the 1980s.Photo: Astragalus scaphoides, a perennial wildflower with flowers and seed pods.Photo: The field crew (L to R; Laura, Elizabeth, Dash, and Mike) reading a transect.Photo: Laura doing pushups for science - "just a little farther and I can see that plant!"Photo: Blooming cactusPhoto: Pronghorn antelope crossing the road and squeezing under the fencePhoto: Bannock, MT - first territorial capital of Montana and now a state parkPhoto: Old mining equipment and ghost townPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Rock piles from placer gold mining in BannockPhoto: The stream flowing through Bannock now looks pristine, although would have been a much different site during the 19th century gold rush days.Photo: Whitebark pine conesPhoto: Whitebark pine male (pollen) conesPhoto: View from Stark MountainPhoto: View from Stark MountainPhoto: View from Stark Mountain, Missoula is in the distancePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: A day in the office - Dash recording data on whitebak pines at Flint CreekPhoto: Photo: At the southern boundary of Glacier National ParkPhoto: At the southern boundary of Glacier National ParkPhoto: At the southern boundary of Glacier National ParkPhoto: Spruce bud worm damage (probably)Photo: Bear grass in bloomPhoto: Indian paintbrushPhoto: Bear grassPhoto: Photo: Photo: Dash and Elizabeth on the trail to Elk Mounatin, Glacier National ParkPhoto: Photo: Photo: Dash and Elizabeth on the trail to Elk Mounatin, Glacier National ParkPhoto: And it keeps going up.Photo: From the summit of Elk MountainPhoto: From the summit of Elk MountainPhoto: From the summit of Elk MountainPhoto: From the summit of Elk MountainPhoto: From the summit of Elk MountainPhoto: From the summit of Elk MountainPhoto: From the summit of Elk MountainPhoto: From the summit of Elk MountainPhoto: Elizabeth, Dash, and Josh on the summit of Elk MountainPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Elizabeth looking for a whitebark pine treePhoto: At Saint Mary Lake, Glacier National ParkPhoto: At Saint Mary Lake, Glacier National ParkPhoto: Baring Falls, Glacier National ParkPhoto: Baring Falls, Glacier National ParkPhoto: Baring Falls, Glacier National ParkPhoto: Baring Falls, Glacier National ParkPhoto: Baring Falls, Glacier National ParkPhoto: At Saint Mary Lake, Glacier National ParkPhoto: At Saint Mary Lake, Glacier National ParkPhoto: At Saint Mary Lake, Glacier National ParkPhoto: At Saint Mary Lake, Glacier National ParkPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Rain's a comin'Photo: Going-to-the-Sun road, Glacier National ParkPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Lake McDonald, Glacier National ParkPhoto: Lake McDonald, Glacier National ParkPhoto: On Mount Sentinel above Missoula, MontanaPhoto: Spruce bud worm damage to Douglas FirPhoto: Spruce bud wormPhoto: Mistletoe on Douglas FirPhoto: Photo: Bitterroot, the state flower of MontanaPhoto: Douglas Fir with mistletoe infectionPhoto: Mountain pine beetle exit holes in Ponderosa pine barkPhoto: Ponderosa pine exuding sap to keep out mountain pine beetlesPhoto: Photo: Elizabeth and Peter hiking down from Mount SentinelPhoto: Photo: 60 feet up, tied in to a whitebark pinePhoto: 'Find a dead tree and shoot it' - Dash trying (unsuccesfully) to sample branches from a dead whitebark pine tree with a shotgunPhoto: Mountin pine beetle exit holes in a whitebark pine trunkPhoto: Josh collecting data in a whitebark pine canopy at Blue NosePhoto: Josh collecting data in a whitebark pine canopy at Blue NosePhoto: Whitebark and sage brush - an unusual combinationPhoto: View from Blue NosePhoto: View from Blue NosePhoto: A marmot and old mining building at Quartz HillPhoto: A marmot and old mining building at Quartz HillPhoto: Dash measuring the diameter of a whitebark pinePhoto: Dash coring a whitebarkPhoto: Bulls eye! - core right through the centerPhoto: Josh getting ready to climb while Dash cores the treePhoto: Josh felling a dead whitebark pinePhoto: Not a bad face cutPhoto: Branham Lakes, Tobacco Root MountainsPhoto: Branham Lakes, Tobacco Root MountainsPhoto: Branham Lakes, Tobacco Root MountainsPhoto: Branham Lakes, Tobacco Root MountainsPhoto: Branham Lakes, Tobacco Root MountainsPhoto: Branham Lakes, Tobacco Root MountainsPhoto: Branham Lakes, Tobacco Root MountainsPhoto: Branham Lakes, Tobacco Root MountainsPhoto: Wildflower meadow in the Gravely RangePhoto: Shooting starPhoto: Photo: Photo: Sunset in the GravelysPhoto: Sunset in the GravelysPhoto: Sunset in the GravelysPhoto: Sunset in the GravelysPhoto: Sunset in the GravelysPhoto: Sunset in the GravelysPhoto: Sunset in the GravelysPhoto: Sunset in the GravelysPhoto: Early morning in the GravelysPhoto: Early morning in the GravelysPhoto: Photo: Photo: DelphiniumPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Dash and Keala collecting data on a dead whitebark pinePhoto: Photo: Mobile officePhoto: Photo: View of the Madison Range from the Gravelys over dead whitebark pinesPhoto: Photo: Sheep in the Big BeltsPhoto: Sheep and their shepherd in the Big BeltsPhoto: Most of the whitebark pines in the Big Belts were deadPhoto: More dead whitebark pines, just north of Yellowstone National ParkPhoto: Photo: Photo: Indian paintbrushPhoto: Indian paintbrushPhoto: Indian paintbrushPhoto: Indian paintbrushPhoto: Waterfall in Hyalite Canyon near BozemanPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: View down Hyalite CanyonPhoto: View down Hyalite CanyonPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Trailside culvertPhoto: Photo: Golden eagle (I think)Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Hyalite PeakPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: