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Sandy S
08-02-2011, 10:27 PM
The best roadside flowers at White Mt. are on the dirt road between Schulman and Patriarch Groves. Today in bloom in numbers were Red Penstemon, Lupine, Coyote Mint, a Senecio, Paintbrush, a matted Phlox, and Showy Penstemon. I also had two sightings of Marmot near the Schulman Grove.

At the Patriarch Grove in addition to the Bristlecone Pines, there are a number of tiny flowers that are only for macro photography. I was able to identify Rosy Buckwheat or Butterballs, Alpine Paintbrush, Dwarf Alpine Daisy, two yellow aster-type composites, two species of Astragalus, and Flax. There were also White-breasted Nuthatches visiting the Bristlecone Pines.

To see some photos from today go to: http://naturalhistorywanderings.com/2011/08/02/white-mountain-bristlecone-pines-and-wildflowers-8211/