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Inuvik-trip day-5 (FortNelson-BC to WatsonLake-YT) on 2008jun27

Photos from AlaskaHwy near TetsaRiver on 2008-Jun27:
scenery: Lupin (Lupinus sp): Lupin (Lupinus sp): Lupin (Lupinus sp): Lupin (Lupinus sp): Dwarf raspberry (Rubus arcticus ssp acaulis): Blue columbine (Aquilegia brevistyla): building: and saw-blade-sign

Photos from AlaskaHwy NW of TetsaRiver on 2008-Jun27:
Yellow mountain-avens (Dryas drummondii): Hedysarum (Hedysarum sp): Alpine milk-vetch (Astragalus alpinus): and Yellow mountain-avens (Dryas drummondii)

Photos from StoneMountainProvincialPark on 2008-Jun27:
Stone sheep (Ovis stonei): the first we saw traffic-jam: due to Stone sheep (Ovis stonei) on road Stone sheep (Ovis stonei): rams and ewes Stone sheep (Ovis stonei): lamb and ewe Stone sheep (Ovis stonei): lamb and ewe Stone sheep (Ovis stonei): rams Stone sheep (Ovis stonei): ram Stone sheep (Ovis stonei): rams
-- note: the Stone sheep ewes were goats until Victor Wiebe correction 2011-02-27


Photos from ToadRiverProvincialPark on 2008-Jun27:
River-beauty=Broad-leaved fireweed (Epilobium latifolium): clump River-beauty=Broad-leaved fireweed (Epilobium latifolium): clump River-beauty=Broad-leaved fireweed (Epilobium latifolium): plant River-beauty=Broad-leaved fireweed (Epilobium latifolium): flowers River-beauty=Broad-leaved fireweed (Epilobium latifolium): flowers Northern green bog-orchid (Platanthera aquilonis): Northern green bog-orchid (Platanthera aquilonis): Northern green bog-orchid (Platanthera aquilonis): Northern green bog-orchid (Platanthera aquilonis): Purple paintbrush (Castilleja sp)?: plant Purple paintbrush (Castilleja sp)?: flowers Sparrow-egg ladyslipper (Cypripedium passerinum): plant Sparrow-egg ladyslipper (Cypripedium passerinum): flower Butterwort (Pinguicula sp): Butterwort (Pinguicula sp): Grass-of-parnassus (Parnassia sp): in bud River-beauty=Broad-leaved fireweed (Epilobium latifolium): flower River-beauty=Broad-leaved fireweed (Epilobium latifolium): flower Coastal fleabane (Erigeron peregrinus)?: Coastal fleabane (Erigeron peregrinus)?: Coastal fleabane (Erigeron peregrinus)?: in bud Arnica (Arnica sp)?: Sparrow-egg ladyslipper (Cypripedium passerinum): pod Sparrow-egg ladyslipper (Cypripedium passerinum): pod Prickly rose (Rosa acicularis): with galls caused by Spiny-rose-leaf-gall wasp (Diplolepis polita) Butterwort (Pinguicula sp): plant Butterwort (Pinguicula sp): plant Butterwort (Pinguicula sp): flower Yellow mountain saxifrage (Saxifraga aizoides): clump Yellow mountain saxifrage (Saxifraga aizoides): plants+flowers

Photos from MunchoLake on 2008-Jun27:
Scenery: Muncho Lake Scenery: Muncho Lake Scenery: Muncho Lake
-- note: the tourism-literature from "SuperNatural" British Columbia states that Muncho Lake is the most beautiful mountain-lake in the world.


Photos from AlaskaHwy near NorthernRockiesLodge on 2008-Jun27:
Wood bison (Bison bison athabascae): Wood bison (Bison bison athabascae): Wood bison (Bison bison athabascae): Wood bison (Bison bison athabascae): Wood bison (Bison bison athabascae): Wood bison (Bison bison athabascae): Black bear (Ursus americanus):

Photos from LiardHotsprings on 2008-Jun27:
sign: Liard-River Hotsprings me: and Liard-River sign me: and Liard-River sign closer Northern green bog-orchid (Platanthera aquilonis): Northern green bog-orchid (Platanthera aquilonis): in bud Violet (Viola sp): Pink pyrola (Pyrola asarifolia): Long-leaved sundew (Drosera anglica): Tall green bog-orchid (Platanthera huronensis): plant Tall green bog-orchid (Platanthera huronensis): spike Small round-leaved orchid (Amerorchis rotundifolia): plant Small round-leaved orchid (Amerorchis rotundifolia): flowers Small round-leaved orchid (Amerorchis rotundifolia): flower Small round-leaved orchid (Amerorchis rotundifolia): clump Small round-leaved orchid (Amerorchis rotundifolia): unusual form? Small round-leaved orchid (Amerorchis rotundifolia): unusual form? Twinflower (Linnaea borealis): American speedwell (Veronica americana): Doris: in hotsprings pool False foxglove (Agalinis paupercula): clump False foxglove (Agalinis paupercula): plant False foxglove (Agalinis paupercula): flower Tall green bog-orchid (Platanthera huronensis): with Doris Tall green bog-orchid (Platanthera huronensis): plants Tall green bog-orchid (Platanthera huronensis): spike Star-flowered solomons-seal (Maianthemum stellatum): berries Cow parsnip (Heracleum maximum): plant Cow parsnip (Heracleum maximum): flowers Cow parsnip (Heracleum maximum): flowers with Fly (Diptera sp) Yellow ladyslipper (Cypripedium parviflorum): clump Twining honeysuckle (Lonicera dioica): Kotzebues grass-of-parnassus (Parnassia kotzebuei): plant Kotzebues grass-of-parnassus (Parnassia kotzebuei): flower Green-and-brown banasa stinkbug (Banasa sp): on my finger

Photos from AlaskaHwy NW of LiardHotsprings on 2008-Jun27:
Wood bison (Bison bison athabascae): by stream Wood bison (Bison bison athabascae): by stream Wood bison (Bison bison athabascae): calf Wood bison (Bison bison athabascae): cow Black bear (Ursus americanus): Black bear (Ursus americanus): Black bear (Ursus americanus): Black bear (Ursus americanus): brown form Black bear (Ursus americanus): brown form Black bear (Ursus americanus): brown form sign: Welcome to Yukon

Photos from WatsonLake YT on 2008-Jun27:
sign: Welcome to Watson Lake sign-forest: in Watson Lake sign: from F├╝rstenfeldbruck in sign-forest
-- the Northern Rockies region is sometimes called the "Serengeti of the North" due to the abundance of large wildlife, and we certainly felt it lived up to that reputation today.