Montana Outdoors

June 26, 2013

Sometimes they’re easy, sometimes they’re hard…

Filed under: Butterflies, Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 10:03 pm

The easy photo is of a Cabbage White Butterfly who was visiting a Delphinium in our flower garden at home.

Cabbage White butterfly on Delphinium

The hard photo is this one of some unusual pink Penstemons, the only satisfactory result of an exhausting hike into the high country in search of an old trail leading to Marmot Peak from the Fishtrap area.

Pink Penstemon

June 18, 2013

Two Robins

American Robin

American Robin ~ Turdus migratorius

Ragged Robin, Clarkia pulchella, Pinkfairies, Deerhorn

Ragged Robin, Clarkia pulchella, Pinkfairies, Deerhorn

Ragged Robin, (AKA Clarkia pulchella, Pinkfairies, Deerhorn) ~ Clarkia pulchella

June 12, 2013

Honeysuckle, Miterwort, Twinflower and a rose with a beard…

Orange Honeysuckle

Orange Honeysuckle, Lonicera ciliosa

Smallflower Miterwort

Smallflower Miterwort, Mitella stauropetala

Twinflower

Twinflower, Linnaea borealis

Woods Rose

Woods Rose, Rosa woodsii

June 5, 2013

Lewisia rediviva ~ Bitterroot

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , , — montucky @ 10:17 pm

The Bitterroots are in bloom!

Bitterroot

Bitterroot

Bitterroot

Bitterroot

Bitterroot

Bitterroot

Bitterroot

Bitterroot

Bitterroot

Bitterroot, Lewisia rediviva

The genus name, Lewisia, commemorates Meriweather Lewis of the Lewis and Clark expedition who first collected it in 1806 in what is now Montana. He pressed and dried one and when it was examined months later it still showed signs of life, and when planted, promptly grew. Its species name then was given as rediviva, meaning ‘restored to life’.

June 3, 2013

Without which, no summer would be complete… wild rose

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 10:36 pm

Wood's Rose

Wood's Rose

Wood’s rose, Rosa woodsii

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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