The Dryas Plant

These plants are informally known as "Little Einsteins". Before blooming, they look like twisted tufts of white hair.  The image below is a Dryas in full bloom, before deseeding.  Similar to the dandelion, the Dryas distributes it's seeds through the wind.  Unlike the dandelion, the Dryas is a "nitrogen fixer", meaning that decomposition leaves a... Continue Reading →

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Greetings from McCarthy

Welcome to the summer home of mikerenner.wordpress.com. Since the last posting in Alta, Utah our offices have relocated. The new home for the blog, as of this spring, is McCarthy, Alaska. McCarthy is the last outpost leading into the wilderness of Wrangell - St. Elias National Park. W.S.E.N.P., the nation’s largest park, is often referred... Continue Reading →

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