Friday, June 3, 2011

Camas Prairie

Camas County is a bit east of Boise.  We went over there a couple of weeks ago looking for the blue camas explosion.  Parts of it are more of a marsh:


What we found were sandhill cranes:


and yellow-headed blackbirds:
Here's a better picture:




And here are the camas flowers we went to find.  We're told that early settlers would see these at a distance, and mistake them for open water: