Montana Outdoors

April 11, 2013

Despite the weather

Although the weather has been rather cool, wet and with snow forecast again for this weekend, the wildflowers are managing to bloom pretty much on schedule. At the bottom end of Munson Creek near the footbridge a few Trilliums are blooming today. A little further up the trail some Glacier Lilies have emerged.

Western White Trillium

Western White Trillium, Trillium Ovatum

Glacier Lily

Glacier Lily, Erythronium grandiflorum

Western White Trillium

Another mile up the trail and no flowers have appeared yet, but the lichen are doing well after a cold winter in the canyon.

Frosted Rocktripe

Frosted Rocktripe, Umbilicaria vellea

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