A bigleaf maple blooming and leafing out immediately downhill from the arch at Catherine Creek, Columbia River Gorge...........April 8, 2014.
Big-leaf maple with the pendant racemes and newly emerged leaves visible in the photo at left. Photographed along the old Highway 8 which is directly below the Labyrinth in the middle Columbia River Gorge...........April 10, 2010. The photo at right shows bigleaf maples blooming on rocky hillsides above Interstate 84 near the mouth of Rowena Dell..........March 31, 2016.
Close-up of the pendant inflorescences of bigleaf maple as seen beginning to flower along the lower switchbacks of the Cherry Orchard Trail about one-half mile east of Lyle, Washington...........April 2, 2014.
Bigleaf maples showing fall coloration as seen along the road above the falls at Crawford Oaks, Columbia Hills State Park...........October 26, 2014.
The terminal and lateral buds (left) of bigleaf maple swelling in preparation of opening to provide the inflorescence and first new leaves within a month's time. Photographed along the road above the falls at Crawford Oaks, Columbia Hills State Park...........March 3, 2015. The photo at right shows the inflorescence of bigleaf maple as seen at the Dalles Discovery Center, April 5, 2016.