|Our best Marmot Experience
July 21, 2008
We went to Hurricane Hill today. Our friend Carolyn had written that the wild flowers were spectacular this year after the
heavy snow of last year.
Note the bee in the top flower.
Above, Jackie. At the top of Hurricane Hill we looked across the strait towards Mount Baker, 130 miles away.
Coming down the hill, Jackie spotted an Olympic Marmot.
We stood still. Soon he disappeared, and we thought that was the end of the experience. But soon he reappeared.
Soon he came down and cross the path.
The Olympic Marmot only lives in the
Olympics. It is now an endangered
species. The numbers are small.
The Marmot hibernates form September
Left, a wild rose.
Below, a thistle.