Thursday (June 27th) was the last quail survey for June. There will be several more in July.

Since we start early, the sunrise is always a treat!

All the quail survey points are on the Forest Service gravel roads. So of course everything it is covered with road dust even this small grasshopper nymph!

And not to let a perfectly good morning go to waste, we decided to take the easy way and go for a road trip after the survey. First stop was at the Bluebells (Eustoma grandiflorum)!
A close up!

Another flower further along!

A side view with more flowers on the way!
Anthers stood like orange sentinels!

Loosestrife (Lythrum alatum var lanceolatum) was here too.

The American Basket-flower (Plectocephalus americanus) are mostly finished for the season.

However here was one behind schedule. ๐Ÿ˜‰

The roadside of a gravel road seems to me to be a poor choice for a stealthy web? Dust clogged the Meshweaver webs.

Time to move further down the road!

Noctilucent clouds: Best season in years, happening now!

A new horned dinosaur from the Montana badlands

Chemical reaction used by cooks may have helped create life on Earth โ€“ study Thanks Diane!

Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know


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