Foothills scenes

Submitted by Lori S. on Sat, 09/01/2012 - 09:19

Here are a few photos from yesterday's drive out to the Sibbald Creek area in the foothills and a walk around the Ole Buck Trail...

Usnea lichen on dead tree; Moose Mountain in the distance; fireweed in fall colour; kinnikinnick (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi):

Shelf fungi; Bateman Creek x2; trembling aspens; the velvety berries of twisted stalk (Streptopus amplexifolius):


Submitted by Lori S. on Sat, 09/01/2012 - 09:28

Mushrooms and sphagnum in the woods:

A steep roadcut into eroding conglomerate, topped by coaly strata - the sparse vegetation on this slope is dominated by Polemonium viscosissimum (mainly), Phacelia sericea and grasses (plus a few dandelions):

Along the roadside, Campanula rotundifolia and Knautia arvensis (an introduced weed) in bloom:

Submitted by Lori S. on Sat, 09/01/2012 - 09:34

Geranium viscosissimum in the roadside meadow and baneberry (Actaea rubra) in the woodland edge:

Lusk Creek with a late Castilleja on its banks among the Dryas drummondii:

Submitted by Hoy on Sun, 09/02/2012 - 09:28

Sibbald Creek, is it named for the same person as Sibbaldia?
A nice area and interesting plants and other life forms.

Submitted by cohan on Thu, 09/27/2012 - 00:55

Nice trip- interestingly, some things I don't see in the foothills west of here, though some of that can be luck of site and timing, too.. though it looks as though it might be drier there..