Montana Outdoors

May 31, 2013

Another wild orchid; Mountain Lady’s Slipper

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 6:12 pm

Mountain Lady's Slipper

Mountain Lady's Slipper

Mountain Lady's Slipper

Mountain Lady's Slipper

Mountain Lady's Slipper

Mountain Lady’s Slipper, Cypripedium montanum

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May 30, 2013

A scene changes

Filed under: Baldy Mountain roadless area — Tags: , , — montucky @ 11:13 pm

As I was reviewing the photos from a hike this week I noticed these two that were taken of essentially the same scene from an almost identical perspective. The main differences between the two were time (the first was taken at 6:40AM and the second at 7:47AM) and weather (clouds had swept over the mountain between the two photos).

From the Baldy trail

From the Baldy trail

May 28, 2013

Clouds in the blue

Filed under: Montana — Tags: , , — montucky @ 7:50 pm

Clouds

On May 26th the sky looked restless and showed quite a mixture of clouds.

May 27, 2013

In the clouds

In the clouds

Baldy Mountain roadless area this morning at 7000 feet. The clouds covered the mountain top and six feet of snow covered the trail the rest of the way up. That and an icy wind kept me from going any further today.

May 22, 2013

Trio

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , , — montucky @ 8:39 pm

Bering chickweed, Alpine Chickweed

Bering chickweed, alpine chickweed, Cerastium beeringianum

May 21, 2013

Spots

Filed under: Butterflies — Tags: , — montucky @ 9:58 pm

Variable Checkerspot

Variable Checkerspot

Variable Checkerspot

Variable Checkerspot, Euphydryas chalcedona

Common in western North America from Alaska to Baja California and from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean.

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