March 4, 2001
* indicates the wildflower is blooming.
*1. Grass Widow: Sisyrinchium douglasii var. douglasii -Moderate bloom, probably peeking in 7-10 days at the lower elevations.
*2. Western Buttercup: Ranunculus occidentalis var. occidentalis -One or two in bloom........numerous leaves.
*3. Spring Whitlow-grass: Draba verna var. boerhaavii -Numerous.
*4. Smooth Prairie Star: Lithophragma glabra -Beginning to bloom (showy bloom along old highway at Major Creek).
5. Northwestern Saxifrage: Saxifraga integrifolia var. integrifolia -Not in bloom but flower heads extending & noticeable.
*6. Western Saxifrage: Saxifraga occidentalis -Beginning bloom.
*7. Columbia Desert Parsley: Lomatium columbianum -Numerous plants, mostly flowers with leaves just beginning to poke out.
*8. Pungent Desert Parsley: Lomatium grayi -Only in bloom at the base of the cliffs at the western edge of Catherine Creek.
*9. Salt & Pepper or Piper's Desert Parsley: Lomatium piperi -Numerous bloom.
10. Poet's Shooting Star: Dodecatheon poeticum -Leaves developing with a few flowers in bud.
*11. Gold Stars: Crocidium multicaule -Sparse bloom.
12. Meadow Death-camas: Zigadenus venonosus var. venonosus -A few plants 3-4 inches high in the field above the parking lot.
13. Candy Flower: Claytonia (Montia) sibirica -Many plants at the corral.
14. Bitter Root: Lewisia rediviva -Many plants, some nibbled by deer. Should be an excellent bloom in May.
15. Line-leaf Montia: Montia linearis -Numerous but flowers only in bud.
16. Upland Larkspur: Delphinium nuttallianum -A few well-developed plants seen near the creek.
17. Spreading (Meadow) Nemophila: Nemophila pedunculata -Many with well developed leaves near the power lines.
18. False Agoseris: Microseris troximoides -A few plants seen.
1. 2 western meadowlarks
2. 4 western bluebirds