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The sego lily is a unique species to the western United States. It is native to a number of states including Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. 182 more words


Flight of the Condor, Rare Santa Barbara Roost

A condor over Sespe Wilderness in December, 2013. (Return to Whiteacre Peak Or Day of the Condor)

Earlier this month I stood on a ridge along Arroyo Burro Trail gazing from afar into the rocky mouth of San Roque Canyon and remembering times past. 634 more words


Cascadia's Flower

In Lewiston, Idaho, the mariposa lilies are beautiful.

In Chelan, Washington, they are different altogether.

And here in the North Okanagan, they have two shades. First, the lilac, slightly brighter than in Chelan, a bit more translucent and with brighter pistils… 102 more words

Nature Photography

MARIPOSA LILY Calochortus argillosus x 2

Wet years in the clay
lilies unfurling, drawing
heaven’s attention.


Badger Creek Wilderness, Mt. Hood National Forest, 6/17/2014

Badger Creek is a bit of an undertaking: at least a three hour drive from Portland, and a little under a mile above sea level.  The trailhead is near a campground that looks like it gets a decent amount of use (it has horse facilities, and we did meet a couple horses on the trail), but the drive includes about 90 minutes of open fields, frolicking cattle, and a couple towns that are basically a pair of buildings next to the highway.   192 more words


Yellow mariposa lily (Calochortus luteus)

 I found this  yellow mariposa lily (Calochortus luteus) on a recent trip with my bio class to the jepson prairie preserve. It was an unexpected find to me because we went to study the ephemeral pools and to my surprise we found this flower. 60 more words