December slug in NW Montana by Pam Willison
Swan Rangers got sluggish during record setting high temperatures this past week and a days-long internet outage at the home office!
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Record setting high temps pushed the snow level back up the Swan Mountains at the turn of the month, putting slugs on the move as shown in our lead photo by Pam Willison and . . .
. . . her photo of Witches' jelly shows that fungi are still to be seen as well!
Pat Jaquith sent in this photo of the related Tree ear fungus.
Keith Hammer, meanwhile, was taken by the brilliant green of this Lungwort!
Keith also got interested in comparing the young hemlock trees sprouting from this old stump to . . .
. . . a large tree that has taken over the old stump it sprouted in!
Keith also came across some Tundra swans on Flathead Lake while . . .
. . . Pam Willison came across a Great blue heron!
Pam couldn't resist taking a photo of this squirrel that was trying to hide on the far side of a tree!
Pat Jaquith provides our parting shot of muskrat canals in a drying wetland.