Saturday, July 23, 2011

July, already.

Strawberries in abundance!
Piper enjoying the lake.
Spruce Budworm - The most destructive and widely distributed forest defoliator in the Western USA... and the Yonderosa.  Douglas fir is the preferred host but they were present on Larch, Ponderosa Pine, and Engleman Spruce too.  I saw Pine Siskins feeding on them.  I suspect the damage they do this year will be evident for years to come.