Montana Outdoors

March 17, 2016

Spring

Filed under: Spring — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 12:23 pm

The remains of last night’s snow seemed to add color to the landscape.

Clark Fork River

Buttercup

March 14, 2016

Bells and stars

In between rain showers and snow flurries both of these species bloomed today

Small-flowered Woodland Star

Yellow Bells

March 7, 2016

Spring is developing quickly now

Filed under: Flowers, Spring, Wildflowers — Tags: , , — montucky @ 9:08 pm

Today the first crocus of the season is starting to bloom:

Crocus

and the first Bumble bee of the new year made its appearance. (This was a “hip shot”: the Bumble was a very quick and very busy bee).

Bumble bee on Buttercup

The first Draba verna is also blooming on a warm cliff just above the river.

Whitlow grass

Whitlow grass

March 6, 2016

Late winter ~ late summer

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 8:26 pm

Great Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) in early March:

Great Mullein In March

Great Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) in late September:

Great Mullein in September

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