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fallen hemlock cones in the dense, dark forest
So far, I've found spiders in the fallen cones of the following conifer species:
Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa)
Western white pine (P. monticola)
Eastern white pine (P. strobus)
Red pine (P. resinosa)
Lodgepole pine (P. contorta var. latifolia)
Coulter pine (P. coulteri)
Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
Mountain hemlock (Tsuga mertensiana)
Be sure to check out Rod's narrative and photo album from Watson Lakes Trail!
|Marsh marigolds (Caltha leptosepala) emerging from the snow in subalpine meadow |
above the fir-hemlock forest. Mt. Baker was stunning in the distance.