As the season progresses, so does the bloom! Late April brings new flowers: Crouching and Woolly-pod locoweeds, beautiful despite their names, and the daisies: Townsend’s, Cushion and the Shaggies will be beginning to bloom.
As we proceed up slope, we’ll start seeing the green and grey Rabbit Brush, as well as the Spiny Hopsage mixed with the Big Sagebrush. If we’re lucky, we might see Piper’s daisy, an uncommon daisy in our area. One of the neatest things about Badgers Mountain is that you’ll see yellow Carey’s Balsamroot from the bottom up, but on the top, its sister, the Rosy Balsamroot appears in all its sunset of colors. Come join us for another great day on the mountain!
If you missed our first Badger hike, don’t miss this one! Meet: 10:00 a.m. Badger Mountain Skyline Trailhead off of Dallas Road. Dress appropriate for the weather, bring snacks, and don’t forget your cameras. Please contact trip leader Steve Link at email@example.com if you plan on attending.