Carson's forestry photos

Hi everyone,

A little about me... During the Spring, Summer and Fall I work in some remote locations throughout BC as a glorified timber cruiser.

Throughout this season I may be adding photos of cool mosses, lichens, flowers, etc...

To start it off... I recently was dropped off in the middle of a bog waking up from winter dormancy.
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I am adding some Flowers (spp unknown, but can key them out if you care)

But, most importantly, SPHAG! Everytime I hear that suction on my boots I look down hoping that its Sphagnum.. Today I found an amazing location with atleast 5 species... I did not take a photo of all of them, my apologies. Work takes precedence over personal interests. The last photos with my hand and snow are of a dark red variety. there was an even darker one though! almost black, but also looking healthy. I didnt get a photo, but ill keep my eyes peeled for more.

Dear mods.. I am posting large photos, at what point is there too many? Im unsure the limitations of this forum etc. I can remove some if asked, or compress them before posting etc etc. Let me know? Otherwise, enjoy!
 

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Lloyd Gordon

Parasitic Plant Aficionado
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The pictures are fine. The Calypso bulbosa is very nice. (Also a Geranium, Cornus, Ranunculus).
 
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I am adding some Flowers (spp unknown, but can key them out if you care)

But, most importantly, SPHAG! Everytime I hear that suction on my boots I look down hoping that its Sphagnum.. Today I found an amazing location with atleast 5 species... I did not take a photo of all of them, my apologies. Work takes precedence over personal interests. The last photos with my hand and snow are of a dark red variety. there was an even darker one though! almost black, but also looking healthy. I didnt get a photo, but ill keep my eyes peeled for more.

Dear mods.. I am posting large photos, at what point is there too many? Im unsure the limitations of this forum etc. I can remove some if asked, or compress them before posting etc etc. Let me know? Otherwise, enjoy!
Just noticed this post. Great pics. I think I may be able to help with some ids. Sphagnum is super hard to pin down without a close look though. From left to right: Calypso bulbosa, Geranium erianthum, Cornus canadensis, Caltha leptosepala and its a full out guess about the sphagnum but I say the 1st one and last 2 are all Sphagnum capillifolium and the 2nd one is Sphagnum girgensohnii, Where did you see that geranium? I am guessing northern B.C. somewhere.
 
Although the title says 2018, this will be a log of all my work related photos.

Mods, could you change the title to "Carson's forestry photos'

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I am going to attempt to I.D. these as well even though nobody asked because I just cant help myself. Please correct me if I am wrong.
Homo sapiens cruiserensis
Platanthera stricta
Corallorhiza mertensiana
A reminder to secure ones food from bears
Monotropa hypopithys
Corallorhiza mertensiana
Platanthera stricta
 
Hey smilo,

The first photos were from an area about 200km north of terrace in 2018.

Haha, cruiserensis, that's great!

And i ahve seen hundreds of not thousands of bear poo piles, and this is the first i have seen with garbage in it.
 
At least there were no chunks of goretex and bear bells in it. Thats when you start looking over your shoulder.
Its always neat to see what they have been eating. I remember seeing lots of griz turds in the rockies that were 100% cow parsnip stalks that looked almost completely undigested. The purple berry ones are neat too. I am probably weirding out everyone by writing about the interesting bear turds I have found. Oh well. Deal with it.
 

stevebradford

Carnivorous Plant Addict
At least there were no chunks of goretex and bear bells in it. Thats when you start looking over your shoulder.
Its always neat to see what they have been eating. I remember seeing lots of griz turds in the rockies that were 100% cow parsnip stalks that looked almost completely undigested. The purple berry ones are neat too. I am probably weirding out everyone by writing about the interesting bear turds I have found. Oh well. Deal with it.
Haha reminds me of this sign!
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