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. 


  1. Hey, welcome back! The strawberries look very inviting. What is it about dogs and water??? They seem to love it. Cute photo.

  2. Very interesting about the budworm being so prevalent on various species of trees. We have not made it up to the cabin yet so don't know how things look there. Pretty busy with our lab pup. So far he has not been interested in water - maybe a good thing??

  3. Been a long time since I've had wild strawberries. Some good eating there.

  4. I love those little wild strawberries!I rarely find them though.