In the lower slopes of the mountain flowers are in full bloom while the upper valleys are still well covered with snow. Twinflower, forest anemone, Canada dogwood, alpine beauty, squaw grass, and various pyrolas are among the most conspicuous of the forest flowers. At intermediate elevations pentstomen, heather, stone crop, lupine, and minulus are in full bloom while in the alpine meadows of the high country a few western anemone, Indian paint brush, and avalanche lily are just pushing their way through the snow or blooming at its edge. Above timberline winter is still with us.
Ranger Fred Warren, who for several years has been making a very careful study of the flora of the park, recently returned from Mount Wow in the southwest corner of the park with several beautiful new flowers in his press. A small member of the lily family not before listed on the mountain, a beautiful Senecio new to all of us, a white polemonium which may prove a new species or merely an albino form of Pelegans, and a white mustard, were the most interesting results of his trip. Not a bad days work from a botanist's point of view.
Mr. Warren is preparing a new, and much more complete, "Flora of the Park", which when published will be a most valuable addition to the literature of the mountain.
During the last few weeks the Rangers have planted some 100,000 trout fry in the Park. Fishing is getting better very year.
Through the cooperation of the State Game Commission, these fish are secured from the State Hatcheries for planting in Park waters. With the exception of Bench Lake, Snow Lake, Clover Lake and Lake Allen, all the streams and lakes of the Park are not officially open. Several of the high valley lakes, however, are still covered with ice.
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