Archive for October, 2010

Anitcline

A Window in Time

October 28, 2010

Just north of Arch Rock, a road cut along highway 322 has exposed a magnificent anticline in layers of Silurian rock. The last time that North America bumped into Africa,… [Continued]

Flammulina velutipes

Flammulina velutipes

October 21, 2010

If you are a mushroom hunter, you pretty much hang up your wicker basket come autumn. There is, however, one little mushroom that will fruit throughout the coldest part of… [Continued]

Checkered Skipper

Checkered Skipper

October 20, 2010

Checkered Skippers (Pyrgus communis) are supposed to be one of our most common skippers. I rarely see them. They are certainly among the easiest to identify–at least in this part… [Continued]

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End of the Season

They are calling for frost “in the mountains.” That’s us. So I spent the afternoon on somewhat of a farewell tour of some of my favorite dragonfly haunts. It was… [Continued]

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