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On the Trails: Purple mountain saxifrage

...One of the earliest flowers to appear in spring is purple mountain saxifrage. In April, some of us make a point of...shoot fragmentation.On the Old World Arctic tundra, purple mountain saxifrage flowers and old seed heads are eaten by...
On the Trails: Anticipating spring

...vegetation. Now, as I write this (in mid-April), the American dippers are moving up streams to their nest sites. Purple mountain saxifrage is starting to bloom up near the glacier. Crows are lining their nests with grasses.I'm still waiting...
Photo: Purple mountain majesty

Dr. Alan Gross and his dog, Sofie, pause near a patch of purple mountain saxifrage in bloom during their hike along the Perseverance Trail on Tuesday. The plant is one of the earliest bloomers in the spring.
A spring outing on 'The Rock' to head up the West Glacier Trail in search of purple mountain saxifrage, whose pink flowers are among the first...just above the pond, we found the first blooming purple mountain saxifrage. Soon we were seeing dozens of them on...
On the Trails: Winter or spring?

...enough to avoid predation, I may see ducklings on my pond in due course.A stroll to Nugget Falls yielded the first purple mountain saxifrage of the season, blooming considerably in advance of others in the area. The flowers of this species are...
On the Trails: The ice tells ...

...the visitor center.It has become an early spring ritual to hike up on The Rock, looking for the early-flowering purple mountain saxifrage and whatever else we can find. We had a lazy lunch, basking in the sun, listening to ruby-crowned kinglet...
On the Trails: Spring, high and low

...spring really may be here. Oh yes, the skunk cabbage has been gorgeous and its sweet aroma so pleasant, and the purple mountain saxifrage has been making beautiful shows here and there. But out on the sea stacks and the sea cliffs there's...
Police & Fire

...assault at 7:59 p.m. Monday in Douglas. They lodged him at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center. Theft: A men's purple mountain bike with black fenders was reported stolen at 12:51 p.m. Monday near South Franklin Street. At 1:08 p.m...
Metlakatla bottled-water plant launched

...per hour, Semaken said. Water for the operation comes through the municipal water system, from Chester Lake on Purple Mountain, Semaken said. "Chester Lake is very, very pure water," she said. Proceeds from water sales will go back into...
Up on 'The Rock'

...arrived back home with a good portion of the thickets in my cuffs and collar, the hike was a good one. The last of the purple mountain saxifrage was blooming and the pink-flowered cushions of moss campion were in full flower. We found two other saxifrages...


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