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Inuvik-trip day-19 (Watson-Lake-YT to Fort-Nelson-BC) on 2008jul11

Photos from Alaska-Hwy approx 100km SE of Watson-Lake-YT on 2008-Jul11:
Wood bison (Bison bison athabascae): many Wood bison (Bison bison athabascae): many with calves Wood bison (Bison bison athabascae): many crossing road Wood bison (Bison bison athabascae): calf Wood bison (Bison bison athabascae): calf Wood bison (Bison bison athabascae): bull defecating Wood bison (Bison bison athabascae): bull Wood bison (Bison bison athabascae): bulls crossing road Wood bison (Bison bison athabascae): bull closeup Wood bison (Bison bison athabascae): bull closeup Wood bison (Bison bison athabascae): bull closeup Wood bison (Bison bison athabascae): bull in profile Red fox (Vulpes vulpes): Red fox (Vulpes vulpes): Red fox (Vulpes vulpes): scratching Red fox (Vulpes vulpes): hunting Red fox (Vulpes vulpes): Red fox (Vulpes vulpes):

Photos from Alaska-Hwy near Liard-River on 2008-Jul11:
Black bear (Ursus americanus): mother and two cubs Black bear (Ursus americanus): cub climbing Black bear (Ursus americanus): two cubs climbing Black bear (Ursus americanus): cub climbing Black bear (Ursus americanus): mother below Black bear (Ursus americanus): cub descending Black bear (Ursus americanus): two cubs descending

Photos from Liard Hotsprings-BC on 2008-Jul11:
Hooded ladies-tresses (Spiranthes romanzoffiana) + Tall green bog-orchid (Platanthera huronensis): Tall green bog-orchid (Platanthera huronensis): Tall green bog-orchid (Platanthera huronensis): White bog-orchid (Platanthera dilatata var dilatata): Long-leaved sundew (Drosera anglica): Hooded ladies-tresses (Spiranthes romanzoffiana): Hooded ladies-tresses (Spiranthes romanzoffiana): Lake chub (Couesius plumbeus): adapted to hot-water info: on Lake chub (Couesius plumbeus) adapted to hot-water Mew gull (Larus canus brachyrhynchus): bad sign: about the Tropical Valley Tall buttercup (Ranunculus acris): White admiral butterfly (Limenitis arthemis): White admiral butterfly (Limenitis arthemis): White admiral butterfly (Limenitis arthemis): White admiral butterfly (Limenitis arthemis): on Cow parsnip (Heracleum maximum) White admiral butterfly (Limenitis arthemis): on Cow parsnip (Heracleum maximum) White admiral butterfly (Limenitis arthemis): White admiral butterfly (Limenitis arthemis): False foxglove (Agalinis paupercula): plant False foxglove (Agalinis paupercula): flower unidentified: Fly (Diptera sp) on False foxglove (Agalinis paupercula) flower Dewberry (Rubus pubescens): with ripe fruit Baneberry (Actaea rubra): with unripe fruit Yellow-bellied sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius): sign: info on Tufa and the terraced Hanging Garden the: Hanging Garden at Liard Hotsprings False foxglove (Agalinis paupercula): clump in the Hanging Garden High-bush cranberry (Viburnum opulus): with unripe fruit Prickly rose (Rosa acicularis): with fruit Prickly rose (Rosa acicularis): with fruit Baneberry (Actaea rubra): with unripe fruit Cow parsnip (Heracleum maximum): plant with seeds Cow parsnip (Heracleum maximum): seeds Syrphid-fly (Syrphidae sp): the: second pool at the end of the boardwalk the: second pool has bubbling water that looks to be boiling Yellow avens (Geum aleppicum)?: plant Yellow avens (Geum aleppicum)?: flower Yellow avens (Geum aleppicum)?: fruit Soapberry (Shepherdia canadensis): with fruit Bunchberry dogwood (Cornus canadensis): unusual pink flower Eyed brown butterfly (Satyrodes eurydice): Red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus): Red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus): Red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus):

Photos from Alaska-Hwy near Muncho-Lake-BC on 2008-Jul11:
sign: Buffalo (Bison bison) on Road Moose (Alces alces): Moose (Alces alces): Moose (Alces alces): Moose (Alces alces): Moose (Alces alces): Moose (Alces alces): closeup Moose (Alces alces): closeup Moose (Alces alces): grazing Moose (Alces alces): Moose (Alces alces): Moose (Alces alces): sign: about Muncho Lake sign: about Muncho Lake scenery: Muncho Lake scenery: Muncho Lake showing the jade-green colour scenery: Muncho Lake showing the jade-green colour Beetle (Coleoptera sp): on car-window sign: about Bison (Bison bison) on Road hazard scenery: Muncho Lake and mountains

Photos from a hillside SE of Muncho-Lake-BC on 2008-Jul11:
Sparrow-egg ladyslipper (Cypripedium passerinum): plants with fresh pods Paintbrush (Castilleja sp): plant Paintbrush (Castilleja sp): flower-head unidentified: white-flowered plant in bud unidentified: white-flowered plant foliage Common moonwort-fern (Botrychium lunaria): bad Common moonwort-fern (Botrychium lunaria): bad Paintbrush (Castilleja sp): plants Paintbrush (Castilleja sp): flower-head Northern green bog-orchid (Platanthera aquilonis): many Northern green bog-orchid (Platanthera aquilonis): plant in bud bad Star gentian (Swertia perennis): Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum): foot Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum): foot

Photos from Alaska-Hwy SE of Muncho-Lake-BC on 2008-Jul11:
Moose (Alces alces): Moose (Alces alces): scenery: waterfall scenery: distant River-beauty (Epilobium latifolium) clump Caribou (Rangifer tarandus): urinating Caribou (Rangifer tarandus): Caribou (Rangifer tarandus): Caribou (Rangifer tarandus): Caribou (Rangifer tarandus): Caribou (Rangifer tarandus): on road Caribou (Rangifer tarandus): a 2nd individual

Photos from Stone-Mountain-Provincial-Park-BC on 2008-Jul11:
Stone sheep (Ovis stonei): ram Stone sheep (Ovis stonei): ram Stone sheep (Ovis stonei): ram Stone sheep (Ovis stonei): ram on steep slope Stone sheep (Ovis stonei): ram climbing like a mountain-goat Stone sheep (Ovis stonei): ewes and lamb Stone sheep (Ovis stonei): rams and ewes on road Stone sheep (Ovis stonei): rams and ewes beside road Stone sheep (Ovis stonei): rams and ewes beside road Caribou (Rangifer tarandus): walking Caribou (Rangifer tarandus): running Caribou (Rangifer tarandus): walking Caribou (Rangifer tarandus): male+female Caribou (Rangifer tarandus): male+female Caribou (Rangifer tarandus): male+female Caribou (Rangifer tarandus): male closeup
-- note: the Stone sheep ewes were goats until Victor Wiebe correction 2011-02-27


Photos from Tetsa-River-Bridge#2 on Alaska-Hwy NE of Fort-Nelson-BC on 2008-Jul11:
Alpine bistort (Polygonum viviparum): clump Alpine bistort (Polygonum viviparum): plant Alpine bistort (Polygonum viviparum): flowers+pods bridge: existing + under-construction for which Peggy worked on the Environmental-Assessment

Photos from Alaska-Hwy NE of Fort-Nelson-BC on 2008-Jul11:
Mule-deer (Odocoileus hemionus): juvenile Mule-deer (Odocoileus hemionus): adult Mule-deer (Odocoileus hemionus): juvenile running Mule-deer (Odocoileus hemionus): adult Mule-deer (Odocoileus hemionus): adult
-- note: mule-deer run in the manner of antelope using all four legs together;

I took way too many photos today, but it was a big day for wildlife...