A Botanical Walk in the Woods Around Deep Lake

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A Botanical Walk in the Woods Around Deep Lake

Spring has arrived here in the Pacific Northwest (finally!) and last week I took a detour on my way home from a hike in the Cascade Mountains scouting for wildlife opportunities in a very remote part of Pierce County, Washington to one of my favorite places somewhat near my home: Deep Lake in Nolte State Park.

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Rugged Beauty of the Pacific Northwest Coast

It’s been a whole month since I last did a post, and as I just expressed in my August 2014 monthly newsletter I just sent out today (you should subscribe!) I’ve been in my typical month-long hiatus that occurs every four years when the World Cup happens. Then I had family in town…… In a nutshell

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Profiles in Nature #3 – White-topped Pitcher Plant

Easily the most beautiful of North America’s native pitcher plants, the white-topped pitcher plant (Sarracenia leucophylla), also known as the white trumpet or crimson pitcher plant, is found in the wild in the American Southeast in the states of Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina. There are reports of this plant found growing in specific locations in

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Indian Paintbrush – Botany’s Most Beautiful Opportunist

I find that the more I travel around the Western United States in search of rare native wildflowers and orchids, the more my curiosity and fondness grows for members of the genus Castilleja. Commonly known as Indian paintbrushes, these beautiful and variable semi-parasitic plants belong to the broomrape family and were named by Spanish botanist Jose Celestino Mutis to honor his fellow countryman

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