Montana Outdoors

April 23, 2011

Trillium buds

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 12:05 am

As far as I’m concerned, with trilliums no number of photos is ever enough.

Trillium bud

Trillium bud

Trillium bud

Trillium bud

Trillium bud

April 15, 2011

Pacific Trillium

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 10:07 pm

Pacific TrilliumPacific Trillium, Western White Trillium, Wakerobin, Trillium ovatum

The Trilliums have just begun to bloom at the lower end of Munson Creek here in western Montana and despite the cold, wet spring they are just about on their usual schedule. There were only several in full bloom today, so the choice of subjects to photograph in the light rain was limited. In a few days to a week they should be blooming a few miles further up the canyon and I’m hoping for at least a little sun when I make the hike up there for some better photos.

The creek has a good flow of water and there is plenty of snowpack far up the drainage to keep the stream well fed all summer.

Munson CreekMunson Creek

April 11, 2010

A trillium surprise

Hiking into the back country is usually accompanied by surprises but today when I began a hike on the Munson Creek trail I found that, at the lower elevations, the trilliums are beginning to bloom about a week earlier than usual. What a pleasant surprise!

Western Trillium

Western Trillium

Western Trillium

Western Trillium

Pacific Trillium, Western Trillium, Wakerobin, Birthroot, Trillium Ovatum

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