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About a week ago Leonard and I were walking along the Pacific Crest Trail in Warner Valley near Drakesbad (Plumas Cunty CA). The three mammals species we encountered were intently eating and much too preoccupied to be concerned by our … Continue reading
Tagged chickaree, Citellus lateralis, Columbia blacktail deer, Douglas' tree squirrel, Gayophytum diffusum, golden-mantled ground squirrel, natural history, Odocoileus hemionus columbianus, Pinus ponderosa, ponderosa pine, spreading groundsmoke, Tamiasciurus douglasii
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Many of the species in the Gayophytum genus are very small and difficult to distinguish. I found a member of this genus near Little Medicine Lake (Siskiyou County CA). The wispy plants were almost invisible against the bare, dry ground. … Continue reading