Anise Swallowtail on Arrowleaf Balsamroot by Pat Jaquith.
March winds and April showers brought May flowers - and the Swan Rangers were there to see them during their outings of the week ending Saturday, May 15, 2021!
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As COVID precautions loosen, the Swan Rangers will continue their weekly Swan Ranger reports but will not resume their Saturday group outings due to pressure on group size. Read more here.
Pat Jaquith sent in our lead photo!
Skip Via saw a pack of Calypson Orchids and . . .
. . . some elusive white violets!
Joel Vignere's wild violets are a bit closer to their name in color, while . . .
. . . Pam Willison's purple flowers aren't violets at all, but Clematis (a vine some like to pronounce "climb-at-us" so they can remember the name!
Pam also found blooming Saskatoon, also known as Serviceberry or Juneberry. Do you suppose they will have berries next month?
Debra Schweitzer claims she saw a wooden bear climbing up a dead tree, so she sent in a photo to prove it!
She was otherwise busy admiring Glacier National Park near Polebridge, under the "Big Sky!"
Pat Jaquith sent in this amazing view of the Swan Range from Chase Overlook, but said the rain and snow . . .
. . . didn't ruin their good cheer as they came upon this unique snow-adapted tree!