Swan Rangers Find Beauty in the Details!
White-egg bird's nest fungi by Lynn Smith

Swan Rangers found beauty in the details during their outings this past week!

Scroll down to see their photos and details.

In our lead photo, Lynn Smith introduces us to a cup-like fungus that is only 1/4"-3/8" wide and contains even tinier “eggs!”

 

Lynn then shows us some Fire moss and . . .

 

. . . a Harlequin duck!

 

Pam Willison shows us some Ponderosa pine buds that might soon set off your allergies . . .

 

. . . Penstemon flowers . . .

 

. . . Meadow death camas and . . .

 

. . . Wild sarsaparilla!

 

Pat Jaquith found an aptly located Rock wren and . . .

 

. . . a less common variety of Calypso orchid known as “orientalis!”

 

Carol Buchan sent us this photo of a Spotted orchid from Scotland!

 

Dee Blank came across this Striped coralroot and . . .

 

. . . this shedding Birch with inner bark so white “it felt like its underwear was showing!”

 

Keith Hammer shows us a Cliff Swallow with its forhead “headlight” among a group of Tree swallows while . . .

 

. . . Ruth Quist shows us a Robin collecting worms for its family!

 

In our parting shot, Norma Linsky shows us some fossilized Stromatolites in Glacier Park. Read more about these once-seabed formations here!

If you have interesting photos of your outings, send them along with a description to keith@swanview.org and we'll try to work them into these weekly reports!

This article published on May 25, 2024 • [Permalink]