Nicolas Dory Photography

Spring snow falling in the Yukon

May 12th, 2011

Unexpected Spring snow falling in the Yukon and covering already flowering…

It’s pretty rare to see shorebirds in snow, here are two different Solitary Sandpipers (Tringa solitaria) looking for food after the snowfall.
Solitary Sandpiper in snow
Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)

The American Robin (Turdus migratorius) seems more adapted to live in the snow, this one was flying from tree to tree, disturbing some squirrels.
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

It’s more difficult to find the Prairie Crocus (Pulsatilla patens) that we saw blooming last week, they are now often hidden beneath the snow cover.
Prairie Crocus in snow

Inside a Crocus

May 8th, 2011

Here is a macro photo of the inside of a prairie crocus (Pulsatilla patens) wich is arguably the most popular Yukon flower in Spring.

Prairie Crocus (Pulsatilla patens)
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