Rainier OR: Marvin and I examined his backyard for moss species. We found a couple Trillium about to burst into bloom but it is still a bit early. According to Marvin’s log they are found on March 15th and today is the 14th.
Then we wandered down to the Beaver Creek canyon near Delena. Not much action there yet although we found a few Trillium in full bloom.
Marvin noticed this beauty, a hazelnut pistillate bloom. The staminate flower is a delicate looking catkin and will be found on the same plant. Why didn’t I take a picture of it? A light breeze was blowing and I couldn’t get it to hold still for a picture.