Clark's Nutcracker with Whitebark Pine Seed, Snowbank Mountain, Idaho

Nutcrackers – Not the Kind You’re Thinking – and Mutualism


Mutualism is the way two organisms of different species each benefits from the activity of the other. The different species could exist independently of each other, but have evolved a relationship by which both benefit. The Whitebark Pine (Pinus albicaulis) is a high altitude pine tree, whose range includes the Idaho batholith. In those latitudes, it only…

2017 Solar Eclipse Totality, Snowbank Mountain, Idaho

Notes on the 2017 Solar Eclipse


As WC mentioned a while ago, he chased the solar eclipse. And caught it! Now it’s not as if WC was the only one to take photos. Or write about it afterwards. The internet is saturated with photos and prose, ranging from pretty good to pretty dreadful, extolling the 2017 North American Eclipse. The best…