A Beautiful Dermal Defense
Category: Plants, Algae, & Fungi
Alpine willow and heather basking in the afternoon sun in the coastal mountains of BC. These species are key members of the alpine tundra plant community in BC and across the globe. In the background is Semaphore lake and surrounding peaks. This photo was captured towards the end of a long field day setting up plots to monitor above and belowground phenology of alpine plant species in response to climate change.