Vaccinium species (I think)
Lakes Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
Elevation 1570 meters (4980 feet)
Hiking and botanize in Reflection Lakes and Paradise area of Mount Rainier as part of MeadoWatch
About 2cm long with bright orange body with stunning iridescent purple wings. Didn't land for long and flew off with a soft buzz.
This cattail was found in a dried-up marshy area and is now dead. Lake levels are low and many of the creeks are dry; numerous plants dead or stressed and dying.
This egg case- about 4 cm long hanging in the middle of a spider web. The plant is unidentified but its leaves looks like pineapple leaves. Found in the mangroves.