Sunday, April 07, 2013

Spring


My friend Carole invited me to Drumheller the other day to explore the emergence of spring. She is enrolled in a master's program with a strong ecological component, and so she has taken an interest in preserving the natural beauty and diversity of Drumheller Springs. Perhaps most interesting of all, she is looking for evidence of frogs in the vernal pools. So far, none have been observed, but we have both heard rumors from people who have visited the area. 

If anyone reading this blog has stories or evidence of amphibians living at Drumheller, please send me an email. 


Idaho blue-eyed grass. 


Bitterroot. 


Twin butter cups, like eyes. 


4 comments:

Rick said...

I enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for posting the great writing and the photos.

I expect that you'll be able to find treefrogs in the ponds at Drumheller Springs. I have had them croaking in a vernal pond at my house SW of downtown Spokane since early March.

Take care,

Rick

David Robertson said...

Barry, my big brothers used to reliably find salamanders at Drumheller in the 1970's. Not sure if that was the lower pond by Ash street or the upper pond with the willows. I haven't had luck finding any. --Dave Robertson--

Barry Moses (Sulustu) said...

Rick, thanks for the comment. Unfortunately, the vernal ponds are almost completely dry. I hear rumors of frogs in that area, but no luck yet in finding them.

Barry Moses (Sulustu) said...

David, I would love to include a short oral history from you and/or your brothers to include on the website. These are all pieces of information that support our desire to restore the ecology of the park.

www.drumhellersprings.net

Is there a way to contact you?

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