July 3 – July 14, 2020.
Right now we are camped in North Dakota outside of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. There is color everywhere, a few dots of yellow and purple flowers still line the trails but the biggest swath of color in the landscape is from the golden leaves of the trees. Falls has snuck upon us and I haven’t even finished posting all my summer flowers.
On July 3 we entered Montana for the first time. We found a campsite just outside of West Yellowstone in the Custer Gallatin National Forest and then promptly took a walk. I was bowled over by all the color. So many wildflowers! I don’t think I have ever seen so many different flowers in one place.
In the next couple of weeks, we would take quite a few walks through different parts of the Custer Gallatin Forest as we traveled east through Montana discovering even more blooms. But before we get to the flowers here are a few things you might want to know.
- I have documented 250 wildflowers and blooms (from 5 different states) so far on this site.
- To see all the Just Wildflower posts, click this link.
- We use iNaturalist for all of our flower ids. Sometimes we make mistakes. To see all the wildlife we have identified with iNaturalist, click here.
- Today I am sharing this post on My Corner of the World Blog Hop. Check out My Corner of the World to see links from interesting blogs from all over the world!
- As always, all pics are click to enlarge.
Now on to the blooms!
Hebgen Lake Ranger District
Beartooth Ranger District
Ashland Ranger District
Do you have a favorite flower? Are wildflowers (still) blooming where you are? Are the leaves on the trees turning yet?