Nature Returns to Mt St Helens National Monument

Nature Returns to Mount St Helens by Larry Eifert

 

 

Commissioned by Crater Lake Institute in  2006 and painted by Larry Eifert, this painting shows the ecosystem as it returns to the mountain after the eruption in 1980.

Species List

  1. Lesser Nighthawk Chordeiles acutipennis
  2. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  3. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  4. Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis (Oregon form)
  5. Sitka Alder Alnus crispa
  6. Broadleaf Lupine Lupinus latifolius
  7. Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel Spermophilus lateralis
  8. Roosevelt Elk Cervus elaphus roosevelti
  9. Red Paintbrush Castilleja miniata
  10. Sheep Sorrel Rumex acetosella
  11. American Pipit Anthus rubescens
  12. Deer Mouse Peromyscus maniculatus
  13. Davidson’s Penstemon Penstemon davidsonii
  14. Rock Wren Salpinctes obsoletus
  15. Pale Agoseris Agoseris glauca
  16. Cascade Penstemeon Penstemon serrulatus
  17. Western Tiger Swallowtail Papilio rutulus
  18. Snowshoe Hare Lepus americanus
  19. Mountain Bluebird Sialia currucoides
  20. Fireweed Epilobium angustifolium
  21. Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
  22. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  23. Common Raven Corvus corax
  24. Yarrow Achillea millefolium
  25. Gray-crowned Rosy Finch Leucosticte tephrocotis
  26. Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
  27. Short-tailed Weasel Mustela erminea
  28. Pearly Everlasting Anaphalis margaritacea
  29. Prairie Lupine Lupinus lepidus
  30. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  31. Noble Fir Abies procera
  32. Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus (Red-shafted form)
  33. Trees knocked down by eruption blast in 1980
  34. Mount St. Helens 8364’ and new lava dome

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