|Vernita Rest Area location|
|Vernita Rest Area shaded by planted|
We headed first for Richland in Benton Co., where Rod hoped to complete a partial sample taken years before. The Richland site didn't hold much promise for pine cone tapping, but on our way there we stumbled upon a planted ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) grove at the Vernita Rest Area in Mattawa.
|Egg sacs like this were common|
on cone scales at Vernita
|Klickitat County locations (click to enlarge)|
|Yet another big friendly bunny!|
|Big friendly bunny|