Montana Outdoors

June 28, 2017

Today’s favorite (June 28)

On today’s hike in the Patrick’s Knob roadless area the forest was so hot and dry there were very few flowers in bloom. These seemed to enjoy that condition.


Bluebell-of-Scotland ~ Campanula rotundifolia

June 27, 2017

Tiny blues

These were hidden in the tall grass right beside a tiny stream. Each blossom is only about 1/8 inch across.

Bird-eye Speedwell, Persian Speedwell

Bird-eye Speedwell, Persian Speedwell

Bird-eye Speedwell, Persian Speedwell ~ Veronica persica

Small Forget-me-not

Small Forget-me-not ~ Myosotis laxa

June 26, 2017

Today’s favorite (June 26)

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Large Mountain Monkey-flower

Large Mountain Monkey-flower ~ Erythranthe tilingii

June 25, 2017

The procession continues

Once the weather warmed up the wildflowers began to bloom with new species starting every day. It is hard to keep up with all of them.

Narrow-leaf Mountain-trumpet

Narrow-leaf Mountain-trumpet ~ Collomia linearis

Hound's Tongue

Hound’s Tongue ~ Cynoglossum officinale

American Vetch

American Vetch ~ Vicia americana

American Vetch and Bumble

Early Blue Violet


Viper’s-bugloss ~ Echium vulgare

Rose bud

American twinflower

American twinflower ~ Linnaea borealis

Queen's Cup

Queen’s Cup ~ Clintonia uniflora

White Sweet-vetch

White Sweet-vetch ~ Hedysarum sulphurescens

American speedwell

American speedwell ~ Veronica americana

Yellow Clover

Yellow Clover ~ Trifolium aureum

Bird's-foot Trefoil

Bird’s-foot Trefoil ~ Lotus corniculatus

Sulphur Penstemon

Sulphur Penstemon ~ Penstemon attenuatus

Oxeye Daisy

Oxeye Daisy ~ Leucanthemum vulgare

June 24, 2017

Think cool!

Spring Creek

Spring Creek

Two miles up the Spring Creek trail on a hot summer day. Crystal clear, ice cold water cascading down a deep canyon under the canopy of tall, old-growth cedars…

Today’s favorite

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Spotted Coralroot

Spotted Coralroot ~ Corallorhiza maculata

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