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Ringless Honey Mushroom Desarmillaria tabescens

Observer

rangergary

Date

August 31, 2013 12:26 PM EDT

Description

Growing in clusters of approximately 30-40 caps. Approx. 3-3.5" tall.

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Dotted Gayfeather Liatris punctata

Observer

rangergary

Date

August 11, 2013 01:23 PM MDT

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Large Indian Breadroot Pediomelum esculentum

Observer

rangergary

Date

July 29, 2013 08:57 AM MDT

Description

Leaves arranged in five-pointed star formation, approx. 3.5-5cm from tip to tip.

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Alfalfa Medicago sativa

Observer

rangergary

Date

July 29, 2013 08:50 AM MDT

Description

Bloom: .5cm. Ovate leaves: 1.25 cm.

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Wavyleaf Thistle Cirsium undulatum

Observer

rangergary

Date

July 29, 2013 06:42 PM MDT

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Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum

Observer

rangergary

Date

July 30, 2013 08:25 AM MDT

Description

Struck by a vehicle.

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Observer

rangergary

Date

July 28, 2013 11:41 AM MDT

Description

Growing alongside a dry creek near head of Notch Trail.

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Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia

Observer

rangergary

Date

July 26, 2013 01:39 PM MDT

Description

Observed on Quinn Road, within a prairie dog colony. Please note: prairie dogs may have plague. Please observe from your vehicle. Image shot with an iPhone up to a pair of Nikon binocs eyepiece x25 (sorry for soft image).

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Observer

rangergary

Date

July 25, 2013 09:54 AM MDT

Description

Approximately 5/8" long, observed ascending the side of a sod table at the Old Northeast Road and Castle Trail. Dent in left thorax.

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Burning Blister Beetles Genus Epicauta

Observer

rangergary

Date

July 25, 2013 11:06 AM MDT

Description

3/8", light-graphite in tone. Observed interacting with the pistols and stamen of Creeping Jenny. Flew from this bloom to another 6" away. Flight mechanics similar to a firefly.

Epicauta fabricii, aka "Blister Beetle."

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Carrot Beetle Tomarus gibbosus

Observer

rangergary

Date

July 25, 2013 10:06 AM MDT

Description

Approx. 1/2" long. Garnet-rust red.

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Common Lichens Class Lecanoromycetes

Observer

rangergary

Date

July 25, 2013 10:23 AM MDT

Description

1/2" wide on a loose pice of limestone.

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Firedots Genus Caloplaca

Observer

rangergary

Date

July 25, 2013 10:42 AM MDT

Description

1.5" across, on south side of channel rock.

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Snow-on-the-Mountain Euphorbia marginata

Observer

rangergary

Date

July 6, 2013 08:49 PM MDT

Description

Growing in discreet patches across the street from the Ben Reifel Visitors Center, within proximity of a dry creek.

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