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Uploaded: 10/18/21 7:03 AM GMT
Glacier Undergrowth
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Running through the middle of the mountains of central Glacier National Park is the Continental Divide. When visiting the park, hiking trails on both sides, it becomes apparent where you are out there, east or west. The moist clouds flowing east from the north Pacific coast run up against those higher central mountains and more of the precipitation falls on the west side, in some cases so much that portions like the Trail of the Cedars being designated as a rain forest. The result is trillions of ferns on the western slopes, following trails like the Avalanche Lake trail, some so small they look like a carpet of green . While the precipitation is still substantial on the east side, it is the desiccating winds that have made the plant communities very different there, like the ground cover seen here, that supports more liverworts and mosses.

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::biffobear
10/18/21 7:31 AM GMT
Fungi.....Without them we would be doomed....They bring a lot to nature..R.
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::corngrowth
10/18/21 10:36 AM GMT
A beautiful 'jungle in mini format, perfectly captured by you, 'Nik'.
Thanks for another lesson as expressed in your narrative, this time not one with a cultural and/or historical background, but one that shows an equally important aspect of our world.
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::trixxie17
10/19/21 2:34 PM GMT
A great narrative once again and most interesting shot.
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::tigger3
10/21/21 5:22 PM GMT
R. said it so well, and I will add that I really like this one Nik.

tigs=^..^=
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