Tuesday, July 06, 2010

More Wildflowers at Mt Hood

As promised, I am posting more wildflower photos from our trip to Mt Hood.


Cornus canadensis (Bunchberry or Perennial Dogwood):

Adiantum aleuticum (Western Maidenhair Fern):

Other native wildflowers:

And finally, one of the kids at the fishing dock at Trillium Lake was pulling up salamanders by the bucketful, using only a line with a worm attached to it.  I couldn't resist to pull one out to get a better look and a photo:

It seems that this may be a species of Taricha, or Western Newt.  Apparently they produce toxins, including in their skin, but I didn't feel anything.  It was adorable.  I would have picked it up even if it irritated my skin.

For more lovely mosaics this week, visit Little Red House.


Laura said...

Lovely wildflowers!

Mary said...

Oh, I love your beautiful wildflowers, and the newt is... well, cute! Thanks for sharing at MM> :)

abigail said...

gorgeous! I just planted some wild dogwood this year and I'm hoping it'll take over the shady part of the backyard.

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