Glendive Montana Trip #6
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Glendive, Montana Road Trip #6
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Part 6: Montana To Columbia River Gorge, Oregon
© W.P. Armstrong 5 October 2011

Table Of Contents

  1. Oyster Shell Scale In Apple Orchard
  2. Duckweeds At Ninepipe Wildlife Refuge
  3. View Of Lovely Arnsonville, Montana
  4. Ginkgo State Park On Columbia Gorge
  5. Views Of The Columbia River Gorge
  6. Trains Of The Columbia River Gorge
  7. TX5 In Rain & Dim Light Of Forest
  8. Great Explorers: Phill & Sacagawea

1. Oyster Shell Scale In Apple Orchard Near Flathead Lake

Each oyster shell scale resembles a miniature oyster. Under each protective scale are tiny white eggs.


2. Duckweeds At Pond At NinePipe Wildlife Refuge

This pond in the NinePipe Wildlife Refuge contains 5 species of duckweeds (subfamily Lemnoideae). In the distance is Montana's beatiful Mission Range.

Five species of duckweeds (subfamily Lemnoideae): Lemna turionifera, L. trisulca (submersed and not shown), Spirodela polyrrhiza, Wolffia columbiana and W. borealis.


3. Beautiful Arsonville, Montana


4. Ginkgo State Park On Columbia Gorge

  Living Fossils At Palomar College  
Ancient Plants Of Jurassic Park

Assorted pieces of polished, petrified (permineralized) wood from the Vantage area.

Cushion moss and crustose lichens on basalt.

Blister Beetle (Lytta magister) on sagebrush flowers.


5. Views Of The Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Garry oak (Quercus garryana), a common oak in the Columbia River Gorge.


6. Trains In The Columbia River Gorge

This is not a model train! It is a telephoto view from high above a BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) freight train on Washington side of the Columbia River. Union Pacific freight trains run on the Oregon side of the Columbia River.


7. Sony TX5: Twilight Mode In Rain & Dim Light Of Forest Understory

Rain-soaked oak moss lichen (Evernia prunastri)

Unicellular green alga (Chlorophyta) on wet basalt.


8. Phill Vanderschaegen & Sacagawea In Cascade Locks