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Glacier National Park

Two mountain ranges, 25 alpine glaciers, and over 700 lakes contribute to the rugged and beautiful landscape of Glacier National Park. Located in northwest Montana along the border with Canada, this park preserves 1583 square miles (4101 square km) of soaring … Continue reading

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Mountain goat

Mountain goats (Artiodactyla: Bovidae: Oreamnos americanus) are large herbivorous mammals that inhabit mountainous regions from southeast Alaska through the northern Rockies. In spite of their common name these aren’t true goats (members of the genus Capra), and may be better described as … Continue reading

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Random Plant: Western pasqueflower

Looking like something out of a Dr. Seuss book, the seed heads of western pasqueflower (Pulsatilla occidentalis, Ranunculaceae) are a definite curiosity. In the spring and early summer this plant produces large, creamy white flowers that attract insects. By late summer … Continue reading

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Mountain Goats at Glacier National Park

Mountain goats (Artiodactyla: Bovidae: Oreamnos americanus) near Logan Pass at Glacier National Park in Montana.  Recorded August 9, 2014.

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