Anne Elliott's photos with the W of Calgary

Let the light shine in

Let the light shine in
Adding three photos tonight, as I have a very early start to the day tomorrow. All three of these photos were taken yesterday, 31 August 2018, during a fungi foray. Is this a Russula borealis?

This morning, the first day of September, was cloudy, cool…
Added on September  2, 2018

Most likely a Ground Pholiota / Pholiota terrestris

Most likely a Ground Pholiota / Pholiota terrestris
This morning, the first day of September, is cloudy, cool (9C with a windchill of 6C), with very light rain briefly. It feels like summer is over - a summer that has passed in a flash. Some of the trees are already getting yellow leaves. I'm really hop…
Added on September  1, 2018

Fungi on a log

Fungi on a log
Tomorrow, 31 August 2018, I plan to join friends out west of the city. Thought I would post tomorrow's photos tonight, so that I am not in such a rush early in the morning. Today, I spent time watching the first memorial service, in Arizona, for Senator…
Added on August 31, 2018

Spruce Grouse / Falcipennis canadensis

Spruce Grouse / Falcipennis canadensis
This morning, I wanted to finish off the last few photos taken on a drive south to Turner Valley and Frank Lake. Too many Pine Siskin photos, you say? Ha, I know, but I don't get that many chances to photograph birds, especially fairly close, and there…
Added on August 20, 2018

Wildflowers at Peyto Lake

Wildflowers at Peyto Lake
Are these White Globe Flowers / Trollius albiflorus laxus? I thought they had more petals.

On 23 June 2018, I had the wonderful chance to return to two of my favourite places in the mountains - Bow Lake and Peyto Lake. This was thanks to the annual Bus…
Added on July  6, 2018

Lichen at Peyto Lake

Lichen at Peyto Lake
From a distance, I thought this might be a slime mold on some of the plants, but then I noticed all the tan coloured apothecia (the spore-bearing structure in many lichens and fungi). However, I have no idea what the species is. Any help with ID would be…
Added on July  6, 2018

Beautiful Peyto Lake

Beautiful Peyto Lake
On 23 June 2018, I had the wonderful chance to return to two of my favourite places in the mountains - Bow Lake and Peyto Lake. This was thanks to the annual Bus Trip for Nature Calgary, with each year being to a different location in Alberta. These two…
Added on July  5, 2018

Sedge

Sedge
I have done so little botany the last few years, and I have forgotten so much. Could it be Carex filifolia / Threadleaf Sedge or maybe Carex pensylvanica / Sun-loving Sedge?

This photo of a pretty little Sedge (macro shot) was taken on 7 June 2017, when…
Added on April  8, 2018

Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker
On 24 March 2018, I went with a group of about 20 fellow-birders for a day of birding west of the city. Not the greatest weather and there was not a huge variety of bird species. However, it was great to be out in beautiful mountain scenery. Places we…
Added on March 29, 2018

On the way to Canmore - seven Swans a-swimming :)

On the way to Canmore - seven Swans a-swimming :)
On 24 March 2018, I went with a group of about 20 fellow-birders for a day of birding west of the city. Not the greatest weather and there was not a huge variety of bird species. However, it was great to be out in beautiful mountain scenery. Places we…
Added on March 28, 2018