Montana Outdoors

May 23, 2008

Is it spring yet?

Yesterday in a light rain that started early and continued all day, these bloomed for the first time at the Clark Fork valley level (elevation 2,500 feet):

Sticky Geranium, Geranium viscosissimum

Sticky Geranium

Sticky Geranium

Sticky Geranium

but about 5 miles away it still looked like this (elevation 5,600 feet). About a half mile from here I got my first look at a big bear this year. Too bad he didn’t stay around for a photo shoot!

Near Big Hole lookout trailhead

(Sticky Geranium at USDA Plants)

(Sticky Geranium at MountainNature.com)

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