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Rocky mountaintop on Pillar
On some Alpine Bearberry on top of Pillar ...
Very isidiate, dense patch
Rocky outcropping on top of Pillar
Rock outcropping on top of Pillar
Rock outcropping on Pillar
Tribe Ichneumonini. Found dead
Large boulder on top of Pillar
I find patches of these scattered around the
A gall growing on Lingonberry. I believe it is fungal rather than insect-related
Wrinkled top and smooth underside
On top of Pillar
Ground Beetle with mites on it
Silvery gray mushrooms with brown/tan gills. Cantharellula umbonata?
Among lichens, mosses, and small plants on top of
Rocky ground halfway up Pillar
Black and white sawfly that looked like it was chewing on the lupine flowers.
The clusters in the middle turn into red berries after the petals fall off.
Grassy area next to a mountain gravel path ...
Fairly common around here, especially on rocky ground
White-winged Crossbill or Red Crossbill female or juvenile.
One of the dozens of lichen species I found on this
Plentiful on this mountain. They look like ...
Very similar to Arctic Wormwood: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/1728986379
You can see here the runners of the plant that help it spread.
The leaves are distinctive and the plant can be identified by them even without ...
Very interesting apothecia that have a bit of a fingerprint pattern
Spider web-like lichen
Top of pillar
I often see these on roadsides and disturbed areas
Rust orange thallus with black-rimmed gray apothecia
Ochrolechia frigida or O. alaskana
It's easy to see where the name comes from! These are what remains after the ...
The last photo shows Psoroma, Sphaerophorus fragilis, Cladonia, and Thamnolia ...
Pale pink to purple flowers
Pseudephebe minuscula or P. minuscula? Reminds me of seaweed
Umbilicaria hyperborea or nylanderiana? I love the apothecia on these. They ...
Old and dead. They are more of a greenish gray when living
Not sure because it looks too smooth
Orange to yellow mushroom. Hygrocybe conica?
White and brown thallus. Ascomata absent.
Possibly P. flavicunda. I mistook it for Lecidea intially