Bear track at one of my sites.
Unknown scat on my porch in the morning.
Deer. There is a second one just behind the first one.
Coyote. It was on the top of the hill and it left once it saw me moving downhill.
Night photography - attempting to do some night photography from my porch. I now know to turn the noise filter on when I take night photos. Much better than the last time.
Variation in nature
Saw these mutated Mertensia fusiformis flowers with no floral tube and very short corollas.
White M. brevistyla flowers
In the evening of June 8th, there was a hail and snowstorm. I was worried about how my plants might do, but they seemed to cope well with the freakish alpine environment.
Research in progress
Research by a Canadian undergraduate on how winter snowpack affects solitary bees and wasps.
Measuring plant height.
Measuring leaf size.
This may be a potential hybrid between M. fusiformis and M. brevistyla - one part of my PhD research.
Breakfast is pretty boring here in the field, but on Sunday a field assistant made me this delicious and healthy banana peanut butter oatmeal. Yum.