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0 0 Sandwort

Sandwort

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

Rocky mountaintop on Pillar

1 0 Spotting

Spotting

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

On some Alpine Bearberry on top of Pillar ...

0 0 Snow Lichen

Snow Lichen

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

Very isidiate, dense patch

2 0 Crabseye Lichen

Crabseye Lichen

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

Rocky outcropping on top of Pillar

0 0 Crabseye Lichen

Crabseye Lichen

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

Rock outcropping on top of Pillar

1 0 Crabseye Lichen

Crabseye Lichen

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

Rock outcropping on Pillar

1 0 Ichneumon Wasp

Ichneumon Wasp

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

Tribe Ichneumonini. Found dead

0 0 Smoky Crottle

Smoky Crottle

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

Large boulder on top of Pillar

11 6 Whiteworm Lichen

Whiteworm Lichen

by MachiAlaska, USA

I find patches of these scattered around the

1 0 Spotting

Spotting

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

Faded moth

2 0 Spotting

Spotting

by MachiAlaska, USA

A gall growing on Lingonberry. I believe it is fungal rather than insect-related

0 0 Rock Tripe

Rock Tripe

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

Wrinkled top and smooth underside

1 0 Fragile Ball Lichen

Fragile Ball Lichen

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

Coral-like lichen

1 0 Cetraria Lichen

Cetraria Lichen

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

Pillar

1 0 Ball Lichen

Ball Lichen

by MachiAlaska, USA

On top of Pillar

2 0 Ground Beetle

Ground Beetle

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

Ground Beetle with mites on it

1 0 Spotting

Spotting

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

Silvery gray mushrooms with brown/tan gills. Cantharellula umbonata?

1 0 Black-stemmed Mushroom

Black-stemmed Mushroom

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

Among lichens, mosses, and small plants on top of

0 0 Alpine Firmoss

Alpine Firmoss

by Machi

Rocky ground halfway up Pillar

1 0 Heath Foxhair Lichen

Heath Foxhair Lichen

by Machi

Moss-like lichen

1 0 Bighorn Cladonia

Bighorn Cladonia

by MachiAlaska, USA

On Pillar

0 0 Common Sawfly

Common Sawfly

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

Black and white sawfly that looked like it was chewing on the lupine flowers.

0 0 Dwarf Dogwood

Dwarf Dogwood

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

The clusters in the middle turn into red berries after the petals fall off.

1 3 Calthaleaf Avens

Calthaleaf Avens

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

Grassy area next to a mountain gravel path ...

1 0 Alpine Heuchera

Alpine Heuchera

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

Fairly common around here, especially on rocky ground

0 0 Crossbill

Crossbill

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

White-winged Crossbill or Red Crossbill female or juvenile.

1 0 Map Lichen

Map Lichen

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

One of the dozens of lichen species I found on this

2 3 Kamchatka Rhododendron

Kamchatka Rhododendron

by MachiAlaska, USA

Plentiful on this mountain. They look like ...

0 0 Caribou Leaf

Caribou Leaf

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

Very similar to Arctic Wormwood: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/1728986379

0 0 Partridgefoot

Partridgefoot

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

You can see here the runners of the plant that help it spread.

1 0 Creeping Sibbaldia

Creeping Sibbaldia

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

The leaves are distinctive and the plant can be identified by them even without ...

2 0 Rock Tripe

Rock Tripe

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

Very interesting apothecia that have a bit of a fingerprint pattern

3 2 Ragged Lichen

Ragged Lichen

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

Spider web-like lichen

1 0 Wandering Fleabane

Wandering Fleabane

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

Top of pillar

1 0 Western Canada Goldenrod

Western Canada Goldenrod

by MachiAlaska, USA

I often see these on roadsides and disturbed areas

9 4 Orange Boulder Lichen

Orange Boulder Lichen

by MachiAlaska, USA

Rust orange thallus with black-rimmed gray apothecia

2 0 Crabseye Lichen

Crabseye Lichen

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

Ochrolechia frigida or O. alaskana

1 0 Ragged Lichen

Ragged Lichen

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

Webby-looking lichen

0 0 Pincushion Plant

Pincushion Plant

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

It's easy to see where the name comes from! These are what remains after the ...

1 0 Bowl Lichen

Bowl Lichen

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

The last photo shows Psoroma, Sphaerophorus fragilis, Cladonia, and Thamnolia ...

0 0 Wandering Fleabane

Wandering Fleabane

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

Pale pink to purple flowers

1 0 Blackcurly Lichen

Blackcurly Lichen

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

Pseudephebe minuscula or P. minuscula? Reminds me of seaweed

2 0 Rock Tripe

Rock Tripe

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

Umbilicaria hyperborea or nylanderiana? I love the apothecia on these. They ...

1 0 Cup Lichen

Cup Lichen

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

Old and dead. They are more of a greenish gray when living

1 0 Cabbage Lung Lichen

Cabbage Lung Lichen

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

Not sure because it looks too smooth

5 1 Waxy Cap Mushroom

Waxy Cap Mushroom

by MachiAlaska, USA

Orange to yellow mushroom. Hygrocybe conica?

0 0 Powdery Almond Lichen

Powdery Almond Lichen

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

White and brown thallus. Ascomata absent.

0 0 Porpidia Lichen

Porpidia Lichen

by MachiKodiak, Alaska, USA

Possibly P. flavicunda. I mistook it for Lecidea intially

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