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Fireweed in Wild Basin
While there's a lot of pine beetle damage on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park, it's a lot less visible on the east side. The only exception, in my experience, is Wild Basin -- which also has a lot of damage.

Of course, dead trees provide an opening for plants that thrive in disturbed habitats. Fireweed is a great example.

So, here is a good example of Fireweed, with some dead and dying trees providing the background. There's a lot of this in the first mile or two of the Wild Basin trail.

August 2009.

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Arthur DigbeeSubmitted by Arthur Digbee
on Oct 4, 2009 10:02 pm

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Lat/Lon: 40.20595°N / 105.57063°W
Object Title: Fireweed in Wild Basin

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