|Site location map. Click to enlarge.|
Near Cole Creek
|One of my cone sources in the|
dense forest above Cole Creek
|Fallen cones in dappled light|
|Looking south down the road,|
pine tree on right, part of Cole
Butte in distance
|Male Philodromus oneida |
tapped from cone
|Beargrass and lupine in|
a forest clearing
Only one of the 4 species identifiable in this sample was collected in any other microhabitat this day. Adding the three cone-only species I collected here to the four I had collected from the site near Cole Creek, 7 of the approximately 34 species that Rod and I collected this day were collected only from fallen pine cones!
|Roadside ponderosas in Easton|
|Some cones were on gravel, others|
on pine needle litter.
Read Rod's account of the day here.
|Looking north from below Goat Peak: Cabin Creek on valley floor, |
Kachess Lake in the distance, and Three Queens on the horizon.