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?
And, of course, the blue columbine from above the snowfields on Horseshoe Mountain.
And the 50+ elk across the stream below the cirque.
And Parry’s primrose, one of the most photographed flowers in the tundra.
And meanwhile, back at the lodge, Caripeta aequaliaria, the red girdle moth, hiding under the eaves.
And this little mountain bluebird juvenile on Wilkerson Pass.
Thanks for a great week! See you all in 2019? If I’m not in a wheelchair.