Montana Outdoors

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

July 7, 2009

A nice surprise

This evening I explored a section of trail and found that it was indeed the eastern end of a trail that I have been researching because I think it may be a major wildlife corridor between Baldy Mountain and Big Hole Peak; a small breakthrough, but an important one to me. It wasn’t a long hike and the temperature was in the high 60’s, but there was enough “up” to the trail to move a liter of water from my hydration pack to my sweat towel.

At my starting point at the top of Loneman Divide I was pleasantly surprised to see that these Bird’s-foot trefoils were in bloom.

Bird's-foot trefoil

Bird's-foot trefoil

Bird's-foot trefoil

Bird’s-foot trefoil
Lotus corniculatus

And Nature, as She so often does, had another little bonus for me too. It seemed that the last rays of the setting sun on these Harebells was just right.


It was a very pleasant and satisfying evening!

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