This spring cub is about to meet its first winter. First, berries. There are a couple of species of “bear berries” in our mountains in the Northwest, but these sparse ones are the […]
Although Yellowstone is not the park called Yellowstone and begins far outside of that art work, millions drive past the gatekeeper on their way to the art work’s entrance. Bad manners, I […]
Yellow Jacket Wasp Because of her mighty sting, she’s a good one to imitate. This beetle is doing well by it. So is this mantid fly. In return, wasp pretends to be […]
I looked into the eye of the Grand Prismatic Spring, and she looked back. Now I know whose country this is. Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone
Lichen: 400,000,000 years of two-species partnership and counting. Fir needles: 280,000,000 years and counting. That’s a gap of 120,000,000 years, when lichens got their acids from rocks, rather than from trees, which […]
Wet forest shade. Dry forest shade. Same forest. Same trees.
Water is key. And air. And incentive. Time for all divers to go to sea.
Not many berries this year. Very small kinnikinnik berries, and that’s about it. And not a lot of them. Berry patch mostly rock, too. Still, the pickers come. … and go. […]