April 18-20, 2016: Central Washington

This was a three-day wildflower safari to the middle of Washington. February and March were ridiculously warm, so all the flowers were several weeks earlier than normal.

Day 1: Shrub-steppe & and rimrock at Ancient Lakes, then sunset on wildflowers and cactus at Beezley Hills.

Day 2: Chelan Butte & Lake Chelan, Sauer's Mountain, Sam Hill Preserve, Olalla Canyon, Peshastin Pinnacles.

Day 3: Wenatchee Foothills, Mountain Home Ridge, Yakima Canyon.

April 18: Vantage Highway, Ancient Lakes, Beezley Hills

blue mustard
U.S. Highway 97
sagebrush violet
L.T. Murray Wildlife Area
showy phlox
L.T. Murray Wildlife Area
narrow-leaf goldenweed
L.T. Murray Wildlife Area
Umtanum desert-parlsey
L.T. Murray Wildlife Area
Douglas' phlox
L.T. Murray Wildlife Area
thyme-leaved buckwheat
L.T. Murray Wildlife Area
showy phlox
L.T. Murray Wildlife Area
silky lupine
L.T. Murray Wildlife Area
onions, budding
L.T. Murray Wildlife Area
large-flowered cluster-lily
L.T. Murray Wildlife Area
sagebrush stickseed
L.T. Murray Wildlife Area
false agoseris
L.T. Murray Wildlife Area
narrow-leaf tansy-mustard
L.T. Murray Wildlife Area
grand collomia
Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park
petrified tree in a cage
Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park
Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies
Wild Horse Monument
Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies
Wild Horse Monument
upland larkspur
Ancient Lakes Trail
Carey's balsamroot
Ancient Lakes Trail
Ancient Lakes Valley
Ancient Lakes Trail
thyme-leaved buckwheat
Ancient Lakes Trail
desert yellow daisy
Ancient Lakes Trail
prairie star
Ancient Lakes Trail
Ancient Lakes
Ancient Lakes Trail
Ancient Lake Falls
Ancient Lakes Trail
rimrock & a waterfall
Ancient Lakes Trail
bulbous blue-grass
Ancient Lakes Trail
nine-leaf desert-parsley
Ancient Lakes Trail
cushion fleabane
Ancient Lakes Trail
desert yellow daisy
Ancient Lakes Trail
dagger-pod
Beezley Hills Preserve
thyme-leaved buckwheat, budding
Beezley Hills Preserve
sulphur lupine
Beezley Hills Preserve
big-leaf lupines
Beezley Hills Preserve
wildflowers & hills
Beezley Hills Preserve
sulphur lupine
Beezley Hills Preserve
hedgehog cactus (snowball cactus)
Beezley Hills Preserve
upland larkspur
Beezley Hills Preserve
Hooker's balsamroot & prairie stars
Beezley Hills Preserve
small bluebells
Beezley Hills Preserve
prairie stars
Beezley Hills Preserve
large-flowered cluster-lilies
Beezley Hills Preserve
prairie stars
Beezley Hills Preserve
shooting star seeds
Beezley Hills Preserve
sagebrush violet
Beezley Hills Preserve
cryptantha
Beezley Hills Preserve
wildflowers
Beezley Hills Preserve
thread-leaf phacelia
Beezley Hills Preserve
hedgehog cactus (snowball cactus)
Beezley Hills Preserve
hedgehog cactus (snowball cactus)
Beezley Hills Preserve
sulphur lupine
Beezley Hills Preserve
big-leaf lupine
Beezley Hills Preserve
arrow-leaf balsamroot & prairie stars
Beezley Hills Preserve
Hooker's balsamroot
Beezley Hills Preserve
moonrise over sagebrush
Beezley Hills Preserve
horn-seed buttercup (bur buttercup)
Beezley Hills Preserve
yellow bells seed-pods
Beezley Hills Preserve
sulphur lupine
Monument Hill
sulphur lupine
Monument Hill

April 19: Chelan Butte, Sauer's Mountain, Sam Hill Preserve, Olalla Canyon, Peshastin Pinnacles

California quail
4th Street
Daybreak Canyon
Gorge Road
Chelan penstemon
Gorge Road
wax currant
Chelan Butte
serviceberry flowers
Chelan Butte
tufted phlox
Chelan Butte
Lake Chelan
South Lakeshore Road
Columbia River
U.S. Highway 97 Alternate
pea-vine
Sauer's Mountain Trail
Oregon-grape
Sauer's Mountain Trail
lupines & mountains
Sauer's Mountain Trail
showy phlox
Sauer's Mountain Trail
rayless/discoid western groundsel
Sauer's Mountain Trail
red miner's lettuce
Sauer's Mountain Trail
showy phlox & balsamroot
Sauer's Mountain Trail
heart-leaf arnica
Sauer's Mountain Trail
serviceberry, budding
Sauer's Mountain Trail
harsh paintbrush
Sauer's Mountain Trail
arrow-leaf balsamroot
Sauer's Mountain Trail
thin-petal larkspur
Sauer's Mountain Trail
The Enchantments & Icicle Ridge
Sauer's Mountain Trail
purple sickle-pod rock-cress
Sauer's Mountain Trail
cat-faced spider (?)
Sauer's Mountain Trail
silvercrown luina, budding
Sauer's Mountain Trail
fern-leaf desert parsley
Sauer's Mountain Trail
ball-head waterleaf
Sauer's Mountain Trail
lupines
Sauer's Mountain Trail
cliffs & the Wenatchee Valley
Sauer's Mountain Trail
arrow-leaf balsamroot
Sauer's Mountain Trail
Brown's peony
Sauer's Mountain Trail
Wedge Mountain & the Enchantments
East Leavenworth Road
Icicle Creek
Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery
naked broomrape
Sam Hill Preserve
worm-leaf stonecrop
Sam Hill Preserve
shooting stars
Sam Hill Preserve
camas
Sam Hill Preserve
sulphur-flower buckwheat
Sam Hill Preserve
Edward Peak
Sam Hill Preserve
monkeyflower seep
Sam Hill Preserve
shooting stars & monkeyflower
Sam Hill Preserve
Carey's balsamroot
Sam Hill Preserve
camas & monkeyflower
Sam Hill Preserve
buttercup-leaf mock-brookfoam
Sam Hill Preserve
buckwheat
Sam Hill Preserve
camas & monkeyflower
Sam Hill Preserve
western poison-ivy
Sam Hill Preserve
arrow-leaf balsamroot
Sam Hill Preserve
chocolate lily
Sam Hill Preserve
balsamroot
Dryden Road
balsamroot & lupines
Olalla Canyon Road
three deer & balsamroot
Olalla Canyon Road
balsamroot
Olalla Canyon Road
balsamroot
Olalla Canyon Road
pea-vine
Olalla Canyon Road
balsamroot & lupines
Olalla Canyon Road
balsamroot
Olalla Canyon Road
balsamroot
Olalla Canyon Road
balsamroot
Olalla Canyon Road
Columbia puccoon
Olalla Canyon Road
balsamroot
Olalla Canyon Road
balsamroot
Olalla Canyon Road
balsamroot
Olalla Canyon Road
lupine & balsamroot
Olalla Canyon Road
balsamroot panorama
Olalla Canyon Road
corn gromwell
Olalla Canyon Road
balsamroot & shadows
Olalla Canyon Road
balsamroot & shadows
Olalla Canyon Road
rigid fiddleneck
Peshastin Pinnacles State Park
chokecherry flowers
Peshastin Pinnacles State Park
thin-petal larkspur
Peshastin Pinnacles State Park
Grand Central Tower & Sunset Slab
Peshastin Pinnacles State Park
fuzzy-tongue penstemon
Peshastin Pinnacles State Park
thread-leaf phacelia
Peshastin Pinnacles State Park
Grand Central Tower
Peshastin Pinnacles State Park
Dinosaur Tower & Sunset Slab
Peshastin Pinnacles State Park
antelope bitterbrush
Peshastin Pinnacles State Park
woolly-pod milk-vetch
Peshastin Pinnacles State Park
silky lupine
Peshastin Pinnacles State Park

April 20: Wenatchee Foothills, Mountain Home Ridge, Yakima Canyon

small-flowered blue-eyed-Mary
Jacobson Preserve
cluster-lily, budding
Saddle Rock Trail
Castle Rock
Saddle Rock Trail
balsamroot & Chopper Peak
Saddle Rock Trail
panicled death-camas
Saddle Rock Trail
view to the south-southwest
Saddle Rock Trail
fuzzy-tongue penstemon
Saddle Rock Trail
Wenatchee
Saddle Rock Trail
Saddle Rock high point
Saddle Rock Trail
Saddle Rock
Peak 2228
showy phlox
Saddle Rock Trail
lance-leaf spring beauty
Saddle Rock Trail
California quail
Saddle Rock Trail
long-leaf phlox
Saddle Rock Trail
western fence lizard
Saddle Rock Trail
antelope bitterbrush
Saddle Rock Trail
glacier lily
Canyon Crest Trail
Drury Falls
Canyon Crest Trail
white corn lily, emerging
Rat Creek Ridge Trail
Oregon anemone
Rat Creek Ridge Trail
Cashmere Mountain & Icicle Creek
Rat Creek Ridge Trail
Oregon boxleaf
Rat Creek Ridge Trail
lance-leaf spring beauty
Rat Creek Ridge Trail
Icicle Creek Valley & Leavenworth
Rat Creek Ridge Trail
balsamroot & Cashmere Mountain
Rat Creek Ridge Trail
Mountain Home Ridge panorama
Rat Creek Ridge Trail
Sierra pea
Rat Creek Ridge
early blue violets
Rat Creek Ridge
Oregon anemones
Canyon Crest Trail
red-flowered currant
Canyon Crest Trail
three pairs of water striders
Umtanum Recreation Area
horsetail & Umtanum Creek
Umtanum Recreation Area
black hawthorn flowers
Umtanum Recreation Area
furrow spider on a bridge
Umtanum Recreation Area
windmills
U.S. Highway 97

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