Asotin Slough Walkabout

My husband and I took a Valentine’s Day walk only about 15 minutes from home, but five hundred feet lower than our home altitude is like a whole different world.

Even without leaves, the trees add beauty and contour to the riparian grassland beneath the towering basalt outcropping.

Even without leaves, the trees add beauty and contour to the riparian grassland beneath the towering basalt outcropping.

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Reed canary grass

Reed canary grass

Prickly pear cactus

Prickly pear cactus

These lichens narrate three distinct micro-climates.

These lichens narrate three distinct micro-climates.

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