Williams Alumni at The Nature Place

What a great week at The Nature Place near Florissant, Colorado. Thanks to all the Williams alumni for being interesting people engaged in studies of geology and natural history. See the post below this one for an update on our rabbit bot fly. But first, here are a few photos. Remember the anicia checkerspot?Anicia checkerspot

And, of course, the blue columbine from above the snowfields on Horseshoe Mountain.Blue columbine

And the 50+ elk across the stream below the cirque.Elk at Horseshoe Mtn

And Parry’s primrose, one of the most photographed flowers in the tundra.Parry' Primrose

And meanwhile, back at the lodge, Caripeta aequaliaria, the red girdle moth, hiding under the eaves.Snowia montanaria

And this little mountain bluebird juvenile on Wilkerson Pass.W bluebird juv

Thanks for a great week! See you all in 2019? If I’m not in a wheelchair.

 

Author: Samuel A. Johnson

This blog is about hiking, thinking, and writing.

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