Swan Crest by Keith Hammer
Swan Ranger outings this past week ranged from sea level to mountain peaks, but they didn't forget to pay attention to the small stuff!
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Jeff Poirier sent us a photo of the Maine coast, below, while Keith Hammer shares a view of the Swan Crest in our lead photo!
Maine coast by Jeff Poier.
A couple Hoary marmots appear a little too interested in Joel Vignere's pack atop a peak in Glacier National Park!
Norma Linsky lets us reflect on this view into Glacier National Park while . . .
. . . Keith Hammer admired this basin on the slopes of Heaven's Peak!
But Skip Via focused on the small stuff, here showing us how what appears to be a single Bunchberry flower is actually a bunch of smaller flowers turning into berries!
Skip then gives us a close-up view of Orange honeysuckle while . . .
. . . Dee Blank shows us how honeysuckle vines grow up shrubs and trees like this Mountain maple!
Keith Hammer shows us the difference between Arnica flowers and . . .
. . . Antarnica flowers!
Ruth Quist got a nice photo of a Long-billed Curlew while . . .
. . . Pat Jaquith shows us why it is important to lay camouflaged eggs if you are a ground-nesting Killdeer!
Pat also provides us a rare glimpse of a Swainson's thrush on its nest!
Warming us up for July 4, Pam Willison sent us a photo of a bunch of patriotic American robin babies and . . .
. . . in our parting shot, Keith Hammer wishes you a wonderful Independence Day with a photo of his favorite fireworks, silent blooming Beeargrass!