Grant County Park - 5/5/2021

First time I've been to Grant this spring, and boy is it yellow! I did a loop around Halls Valley and Los Huecos, where the hills are covered in blooming Hawksbeard, zillions of them, which was awesome in a visual way, but very unfortunately I don't think they're native. It was by far the most dominant flower, but there were also a lot of yarrow, along with wine cup Clarkia, a few patches of poppies, and other usual suspects at this time of year.

While I didn't see anything particularly interesting in the burn areas, one commonality with other places I've been recently is there being lots of Chinese houses in the forested understories where it burned.

And a special treat was encountering several very healthy patches of Thermopsis, all in one particular area. They have an interesting scent to them, and such a glow in the sun. Oh! And two large turtles swimming in one of the ponds.

Where are all of the insects? I walked past a zillion Hawksbeards and yarrows (among many others) for several hours in the middle of a warm, clear day, and saw very few insects, just a butterfly here, a bumblebee there, so many fewer than I'd expect.

Publicado el mayo 6, 2021 04:37 MAÑANA por newtpatrol newtpatrol

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newtpatrol

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Mayo 5, 2021 a las 09:50 MAÑANA PDT

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As elsewhere, lots of these in areas that burned last year

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Milenrama (Achillea millefolium)

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Mayo 5, 2021 a las 09:53 MAÑANA PDT

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Lots of yarrow on this hike

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Mayo 5, 2021 a las 09:54 MAÑANA PDT

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Mayo 5, 2021 a las 10:04 MAÑANA PDT

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Mayo 5, 2021 a las 09:57 MAÑANA PDT

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As elsewhere, lots of these in areas that burned last year

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newtpatrol

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Mayo 5, 2021 a las 10:09 MAÑANA PDT

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Almirón (Crepis vesicaria)

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newtpatrol

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Mayo 5, 2021 a las 10:10 MAÑANA PDT

Descripción

Vast fields of Hawksbeard! Beautiful and depressing at the same time. In areas that burned last year, but I haven't been here enough to know whether they increased with fire or not.

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Mayo 5, 2021 a las 10:17 MAÑANA PDT

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Mayo 5, 2021 a las 10:20 MAÑANA PDT

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Mayo 5, 2021 a las 10:55 MAÑANA PDT

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Mayo 5, 2021 a las 11:02 MAÑANA PDT

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Mayo 5, 2021 a las 11:07 MAÑANA PDT

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Mayo 5, 2021 a las 11:34 MAÑANA PDT

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Sangre de Toro (Rumex acetosella)

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Mayo 5, 2021 a las 11:43 MAÑANA PDT

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Almirones (Género Crepis)

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newtpatrol

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Mayo 5, 2021 a las 11:53 MAÑANA PDT

Descripción

Vast fields of Hawksbeard! Beautiful and depressing at the same time. In areas that burned last year, but I haven't been here enough to know whether they increased with fire or not.

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newtpatrol

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Mayo 5, 2021 a las 11:57 MAÑANA PDT

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Arañas (Orden Araneae)

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Mayo 5, 2021 a las 12:28 TARDE PDT

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Large hole with what seemed to be silk around the entrance. Tarantula? They do live around here.

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Milenrama (Achillea millefolium)

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newtpatrol

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Mayo 5, 2021 a las 12:38 TARDE PDT

Descripción

Lots of yarrow on this hike

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newtpatrol

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Mayo 5, 2021 a las 12:45 TARDE PDT

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newtpatrol

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Mayo 5, 2021 a las 12:53 TARDE PDT

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