17
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4 fungi
1 reptile
1 insect
11 plants
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Scotch broom Cytisus scoparius

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lhuynh10

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May 12, 2012 09:48 AM PDT

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thimbleberry Rubus parviflorus

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May 12, 2012 09:53 AM PDT

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bracken Pteridium aquilinum

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May 12, 2012 10:02 AM PDT

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Pacific bleeding heart Dicentra formosa ssp. formosa

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May 12, 2012 10:35 AM PDT

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stinging nettle Urtica dioica

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May 12, 2012 10:40 AM PDT

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May 12, 2012 10:51 AM PDT

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vine maple Acer circinatum

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May 12, 2012 11:27 AM PDT

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violets Genus Viola

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lhuynh10

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May 12, 2012 11:28 AM PDT

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forget-me-not Genus Myosotis

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May 12, 2012 11:30 AM PDT

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May 12, 2012 11:49 AM PDT

Description

This lichen is variable in color on bottom ranging from black, brown, or white. It is pollution tolerant.

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Tube Lichens Genus Hypogymnia

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lhuynh10

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May 12, 2012 11:50 AM PDT

Description

Hypogymnia imshaugii, a pollution tolerant lichen. The cups at ends are the sexual organs, they produce spores. The inflated lobes are hallow and white inside.

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Western wild ginger Asarum caudatum

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lhuynh10

Date

May 12, 2012 11:54 AM PDT

Description

The flower is underneath the leaves. Leaves are waxy. Break a leaf in half and take a whiff; it smells strongly of ginger.

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lhuynh10

Date

May 12, 2012 01:31 PM PDT

Description

Tumwater Campground, picnic area, near river. We lifted up a large piece of bark on a fallen over tree near the river that many uses as a seating area. There were many decomposers present including this interesting worm-like organism. It has an orange body for the most part with a bright red head. It measured about half an inch and moved slow. I actually think this might be a larva of an organism. The wood where it was found was moist and "spongy" although the surrounding temperature was in the high 70s.

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Ponderosa pine Pinus ponderosa

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lhuynh10

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May 12, 2012 01:58 PM PDT

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Wolf Lichen Letharia vulpina

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lhuynh10

Date

May 12, 2012 02:01 PM PDT

Description

Only present in eastern Washington in abundance. The lime green color is caused by a compound called vulpinic acid; a toxin used to kill wolves.

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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lhuynh10

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May 12, 2012 02:24 PM PDT

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Orange Tips Genus Anthocharis

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lhuynh10

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May 12, 2012 02:33 PM PDT

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Indian paintbrush Genus Castilleja

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lhuynh10

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May 12, 2012 03:10 PM PDT

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Anthills

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lhuynh10

Date

May 12, 2012

Description

Tumwater Campground, picnic area, next to river. These holes covered most of the area, but were quite difficult to notice. The "hill" is about 1-2 inches in diameter with the hole in the middle around 1/8 of an inch. I cannot identify what kind of ants these hills belong to although I am guessing the species of ant is medium in size. There were actually not many ants visible when was there.