Montana July 09

On the Scaffolding of Collecting




Moose scat above
from
Montana ridge below






Elk scat above
from the
Gravelly Range, Montana area below






Blue grouse (?) bone above
from the
Gravelly Range, Montana area below






rib bone above
from
Gravelly Range, Montana area below






snails above
collected from
Montana teepee ring site area below






snails above
collected from
Montana Gravelly Range site below






snail above
collected from
Montana Gravelly Range site below






snail above
collected from
Montana Gravelly Range site below






rock above
collected from the
Montana Gravelly Range site below
and near the wildflowers (lupens) below:






burying beetle above {Nicrophorus}
collected in hairy-tail rat carrion at
Missouri river headwaters site below
In July 1805 from the bluff above Meriwether Lewis wrote:

"...surrounded in every direction with distant and lofty mountains"












Well gnawed elk bone above collected 47.7 feet east-southeast from the camera position below:



Above and below are two forms of carnivorous plants collected from friends in Montana.
Below are a series of moose bones collected from a moderately fresh young cow carcass on 22 July 09 near where the moose scat #31409.001 was collected the following day

more moose bones to come



























31209.001 - Elk or Mule deer bone from bog due south of Boseman.