Archive for October, 2009

First Snow

October 5th, 2009 No comments

The first snow of the season lightly covers the Wellsville mountains in Cache Valley Utah. Photo taken October 2nd 2009 by David Densley.

Mules-Ears in Autumn

October 2nd, 2009 No comments

Mule-Ears is a coarse perennial plant, 1 to 2 feet high, with a thick, woody tap root. The leaves, shaped like the ears of a mule, are dark green, smooth and stiff in spring. Shown here they are brown and brittle after a long hot summer.

The Northern Flicker

October 1st, 2009 1 comment

“Woodpeckers, flickers, and sapsuckers are all members of the Picidae family. They can be identified by their stout sharply-pointed beaks, stiff tail feathers, and short legs that are equipped with four sharp clawed toes (two toes face forward and two backwards). There are more than 200 different species of woodpeckers in the world, of which about 45 are found in North America. Eleven species of woodpeckers are found in Utah.” Quoted from USU Extension article Woodpeckers. See also Northern Flicker on Shown above is the Red-shafted Flicker photographed in Green Canyon North Logan Utah September 2009 by David Densley.