Flowers at their peak soon

The sunflowers are blooming along the main trail, soon to be followed by the tallest blooms of all, saw groundsel (yellow) and fireweed (magenta). Songbirds are showing off their fledged young, and those still in the nest can be heard cheeping for food. Butterflies are in great evidence now, from the showy swallowtails to small checkerspots. Time to bring bug dope along the trails as the Rocky Mountain biting snipe flies and horseflies are hungry.

Nootka rose is showy and fragrant along the Hagen Trail.

Nootka rose is showy and fragrant along the Hagen Trail.

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