Summertime means butterflies, flowers

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Summertime means butterflies, flowers

Wildflower trip planned on Echo Basin Road

The San Juan/Four Corners Native Plant Society will take a wildflower trip to Echo Basin on Saturday.
On this slow-paced trip, the group will make a number of stops along the Echo Basin Loop Road to enjoy a wide variety of plants. Numerous rivulets cross the road, so participants will be treated to a number of species of wetland-loving plants, including elephant heads (pedicularis groenlandica).
This is a trip for wildflower enthusiasts who want to see a variety of montane habitats. The altitude the group will explore will range from about 9,300 feet to 10,000 feet. The habitats are wet and dry meadows, oak patches, aspen groves and pine forests.
There will be plenty of time for questions about plants, for wildflower photography and for enjoying the views. Participants should bring lunch, two liters of water, rain gear and clothing layers.
For more information, call Al Schneider at 882-4647, or email sanjuanfourcornersnps@sisna.com.
More information about this trip and other Native Plant Society activities and meetings is available at www.swcoloradowildflowers.com/San Juan Four Corners Native Plant Society.htm.

On the Net

For help with identification, view photos of Colorado butterflies at www.pbase.com/tmurray74/colorado_butterflies or see a list of Colorado butterflies at www.thebutterflysite.com/colorado-butterflies.shtml.

Summertime means butterflies, flowers

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