May 22, 2017: Finley National Wildlife Refuge & Mary's Peak (Oregon)

The main botanical attraction at William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge is the golden paintbrush (Castilleja levisecta), which used to be extinct in Oregon but has been reintroduced in a few protected areas. It seems to be doing well.

Since I was in the neighborhood, I also stopped by Mary's Peak, about 12 miles west of Finley NWR. It was too early for most wildflowers; there were still a few patches of snow near the summit.

Finley National Wildlife Refuge

Mary's Peak

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