Swan Rangers Watch Wildflowers v. Snow!
Flathead Lake by Keith Hammer

Swan Rangers watched wildflowers continue to bloom in spite of lingering snow and snow squalls during their outings this past week!

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From our lead photo by Keith Hammer, it's beginning to look a bit like summer in NW Montana, but . . .

. . . Norma Linsky shows us that Winter snow is still lingering in places and . . .

 

 

. . . Lynn Smith reminds us that it still snows now and again in spite of wildflowers trying to show off!

 

Norma Linsky also came across a flock of Gray-crowned rosy finch moving through.

 

 

Ruth Quist found some Birch catkins making seed and . . .

 

 

. . . pint-size Violets! 

 

Pat Jaquith shows us a colorful Julia orange-tip butterfly on colorful flowers then . . . 

 

. . . contrasts that with an equally amazing Earthstar fungus!

 

 

Debra Schwetizer found Shooting stars galore and . . .

 

. . . a sunny day to enjoy Glacier National Park! 

 

Keith Hammer came across some Kinnikinnick . . . 

 

. . . Yellow bells . . . 

 

. . . Oregon grape and . . . 

 

. . . Northwestern sedge but, in our parting shot . . . 

 

. . . says he never did run into Ben, Hoss, Little Joe, or Adam along the way!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 April 27, 2024 • [Permalink]