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  • Cindy,
    Not knowing what they look like, I can’t say for sure what they are, but California tortoiseshells use Ceanothus velutinus and can have big years where they apparently cover the plants. I’ve never been lucky enough to witness that. Lucky you!

  • Dave Horton:

    Great photos and info. Anxious to read your subsequent posts.

  • Hello, Enjoyed your blog post about Table Rock. I was just up there today and was struggling to identify the gentians; they just didn’t seem to accurately fit either G. calycosa varieties or G. affinis. I googled and found your post! I see this post is from 2011. Any news/progress on the work in this genus, and the true identity of the gentians of Table Rock?

  • Lori Humphreys:

    Bee: male Megachile most likely, tho I would like to see feet.
    I was up there 27 July, thunderstorm and clouds, few butterflies. Again Aug 4, and I remember not seeing many butterflies, but I was looking for bees. I have noticed that wet area on satellite pics, but didn’t go there.
    I looked at your plant list for Phacelia species, mutabilis vs hastata (checked Grasshopper list by mistake but noticed Hydrophylls with borages), I’ve been guessing which species I have based on basal leaves and stem number. For example:
    I did see 10s of hairstreaks in the Tumblebug burn, 43.478, -122.266, which is more than usual.

  • Karl Anderson:


    The close-up photo of Eriophyllum lanatum without long rays, clearly showing the five petals on each floret, is amazing. It gave me an “aha” moment. I’m puzzled too, about the origin of the larger outermost florets. From a quick’n’dirty search on Google Scholar, it appears floret development in Asteraceae is controlled by genetics (possibly involving transposons, i.e. “jumping genes”) and position in the composite head. Fascinating stuff.

  • Hope Stanton:

    How do we pre-order


  • Hi Hope,

    The links for the OregonFlora and BRIT websites are in the last paragraph. You can order the book now, and they will ship it when it is printed, hopefully in the next couple of months.

  • Bruce:

    Tanya, your blog above (Oct. 11th) says “this week” for the new web site. Do you know when notice goes out? It looks wonderful! Best, B

  • Jason Clinch:

    Hi Tanya!

    Another great trip report! Thanks! I have a quick question. You mentioned creating a plant list on your phone which piqued my interest. Do you use any app in particular for doing so?



  • Hi Jason,

    I don’t use any list-making app. I just use the recorder to take notes so when I get home I can enter them into my database. It also helps me remember what else I’ve seen and anything else I want to remember. I imagine there’s a way to input the names or check off a list that could then be transferred to the computer, but I haven’t looked into it yet. Let me know if you find a good one!

  • The Clarkia species in the photo is diamond clarkia (C. rhomboidea). Its seed capsules are wider than C. amoena, and its seedlings are more reminiscent of bowling pins than our other species.

  • Karl:

    By your photos, Tanya, you’re always in just the right place at just the right time! I’m in awe.

  • Blanche Douma:

    That was a wonderful story, Tanya. You provided me with visions of beauty on this dreary, cold, and wet day. Thank you so much.

  • Sue Mandeville:

    Always appreciate your botany newsletters. You mentioned Heckletooth Mountain’s east and south meadows. Are the meadows from clear cuts or landslides or too rocky for trees to grow?

  • Blanche Douma:

    Thank you, Tanya – for a great opener to Spring.

    I’m glad you mentioned Hall’s Lomatium. I have a romantic interest and immense appreciation for the genus.

    Your information is as appreciated as your lovely photography.


  • Hope stanton:

    What a great adventure.

  • Val Rogers:

    Sounds like heaven! Never heard of the sweat salt lick trick before. I’ll have to try it sometime.

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