Sunday, April 14, 2013


Walking...wildlife watching, quite unlike Patsy Cline reasons. My walking perspective, six days ago on the south side (grassland) of Mount Sentinel (Missoula) and along forested Howard Creek this morning:

Found four wildflower species on Mount Sentinel, all lovely against the greening grasses.
Little Larkspur

Bonneville Shootingstar

Few-flowered Shootingstar

Nineleaf Biscuitroot
At Howard Creek discovered one species of lichen that was a "lifer" and cyanobacteria that resembles lichen:
Psora nipponica or Butterfly scale
Cyanobacteria (rounded balls)