Tuesday, July 26, 2011


A photo collection from my first field trip!

Some garnets in some rock. Not as exciting as rubies but still pretty nice. :)

This is an American Golden-Plover.

An inukshuk. The bear spotters build these when they're out spotting for bears. There haven't been any.

Purple saxifrage! I love these flowers.

This is either a semipalmated plover or a semipalmated sandpiper. 

Siksik! Also known as arctic ground squirrel. This guy was pretty chill, he just sort of came out to see what we were up to.

The sky was very pretty.

The white blobs are flocks of snow geese. They were either in those huge clusters, or paired off (being as it is that time of year).

More flowers! I don't know what these are called but I like them.

And ditto these (although they might be a kind of heather?).

Hoping to have some pix of larger creatures after my next trip, I hear we may be in an area for caribou or musk ox... fingers crossed!


Anonymous said...

I love it.

Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Sounds like you are having lots of fun exploring.

- james

Anonymous said...

The Bell shaped ones (last picture) are called Cassiope.

alia said...

James, I am definitely having a great time. :D

also Adam (at least I'm assuming that's you, heh) thx for the ID, there's a talk here about flowers this Tuesday night so I'm going to go and learn some more.