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velizo

Date

April 28, 2012

Description

another dead crab, this one is bigger

Pacific Rock Crab - Photo (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
ablevins's ID: Pacific Rock Crab (Romaleon antennarium)
Added on May 29, 2013. 1 person agrees, 2 disagree
Added as part of a taxon swap

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Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus

Observer

tessaf

Date

May 9, 2012 12:59 PM PDT

Description

I had never encountered this species, but after spotting them this time, I've been seeing them all over the campus lately. The males are small with red heads and breasts and brown wings and tails. The females are all light brown and, though I did not get a picture, I found females as well as males that day. Each bird was about 4 to 5 inches tall and they were all relatively round rather than taller and more streamlined like the similar looking Pine Grosbeak. These birds were making odd warbling noises as they flitted around.

Picture taken by Olisavia Veliz, who accompanied me on this day and took a picture for me since my camera wasn't good enough to get this bird.

Purple Finch - Photo (c) Jean-Guy Dallaire, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
ablevins's ID: Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus)
Added on January 07, 2013. 2 people agree, 2 disagree
Added as part of a taxon swap

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Queen Anne's Lace Daucus carota

Observer

tessaf

Date

April 19, 2012

Description

For more information on the habitat and vegetation of the Union Bay Natural area, please see the journal entry for April 12, 2012 in my written journal and, for information on the weather of the day this was found, please see the journal entry for April 19, 2012 (Union Bay Natural Area) here on iNaturalist. Queen Anne's Lace is another common sight on the open plain spots of the Union Bay Natural Area. It is always growing along with the prairie grass in the patches with no trees. These plants were all about 1 meter tall and none of them had flowered yet, as this species does not flower until July or August. All the individuals I observed were dried out and appeared dead, though I'm sure that will change as the year goes on. This species is also known as the wild carrot and its roots are edible while young.

Queen Anne's Lace - Photo (c) Frank Mayfield, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
ablevins's ID: Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota)
Added on May 10, 2012. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus

Observer

tessaf

Date

May 9, 2012 12:59 PM PDT

Description

I had never encountered this species, but after spotting them this time, I've been seeing them all over the campus lately. The males are small with red heads and breasts and brown wings and tails. The females are all light brown and, though I did not get a picture, I found females as well as males that day. Each bird was about 4 to 5 inches tall and they were all relatively round rather than taller and more streamlined like the similar looking Pine Grosbeak. These birds were making odd warbling noises as they flitted around.

Picture taken by Olisavia Veliz, who accompanied me on this day and took a picture for me since my camera wasn't good enough to get this bird.

Purple Finch - Photo (c) Jean-Guy Dallaire, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
ablevins's ID: Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus [inactive])
Added on May 10, 2012. 2 people agree, 2 disagree
(inactive taxon)

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Observer

tessaf

Date

May 8, 2012 02:21 PM PDT

Description

For more information on the habitat, vegetation, and weather on the day this was found, please see the journal entry for May 8, 2012 in my written journal. An enormous clump of these mushrooms were found growing across the street from the Physics and Astronomy building on the UW campus in a patch of bark. There must have been at least a hundred individual mushrooms growing. The mushrooms ranged from very young (small with gills still covered by a veil) to very old (dried up looking). This particular mushroom I'm holding in the picture was middle aged and was about 3 to 4 inches tall. The defining feature of the mushrooms were their cracked caps.

Agrocybe praecox - Photo (c) Seattle.roamer, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
ablevins's ID: Agrocybe praecox, a member of Gilled Mushrooms (Order Agaricales)
Added on May 10, 2012. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

tessaf

Date

May 9, 2012 01:50 PM PDT

Description

A baby heron that, unfortunately, fell from the nest. It has a large hole in its stomach where the flies had gotten to it.

Great Blue Heron - Photo (c) Mike Baird, some rights reserved (CC BY)
ablevins's ID: Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
Added on May 10, 2012. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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velizo

Date

March 31, 2012 02:07 PM PDT
Morel - Photo (c) Leo Papandreou, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
ablevins's ID: Morel (Morchella esculenta)
Added on May 10, 2012. 0 people agree, 2 disagree

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Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) Hyacinthoides non-scripta

Observer

velizo

Date

April 24, 2012
Bluebell - Photo (c) Phil Champion, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
ablevins's ID: Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta)
Added on May 10, 2012. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Scotch broom Cytisus scoparius

Observer

velizo

Date

April 26, 2012

Description

Second picture has red on it! I had never seen red on scotch broom before today.

Scotch Broom - Photo (c) wayne tucker, some rights reserved (CC BY-ND)
ablevins's ID: Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius)
Added on May 10, 2012. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Observer

velizo

Date

April 28, 2012

Description

another dead crab, this one is bigger

Pacific Rock Crab - Photo (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
ablevins's ID: Pacific Rock Crab (Cancer antennarius [inactive])
Added on May 10, 2012. 1 person agrees, 2 disagree
(inactive taxon)

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Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus

Observer

velizo

Date

May 9, 2012 06:44 PM PDT

Description

This woodpecker flew right in front of me. I followed it and saw it pecking this tree.

Pileated Woodpecker - Photo (c) Scott Young, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
ablevins's ID: Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
Added on May 10, 2012. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Eastern Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis

Observer

velizo

Date

May 9, 2012 01:50 PM PDT

Description

Eastern gray specimen found in the copse of trees near the chemistry buildings on the UW campus. Three of these squirrels were eating nuts under the trees and this one in particular took the bread we gave it eagerly. These squirrels are clearly very used to people, an important thing to note when out looking for them.

Eastern Gray Squirrel - Photo (c) David Friel, some rights reserved (CC BY)
ablevins's ID: Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)
Added on May 10, 2012. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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salal Gaultheria shallon

Observer

dd214r6

Date

March 31, 2012
Salal - Photo (c) Cable Bay Trail, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
ablevins's ID: Salal (Gaultheria shallon)
Added on May 10, 2012. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

dd214r6

Date

April 1, 2012

Description

Solo hawk in probably a BL Maple tree directly off main path a Nisqually estuary. It sat intently in tree for a long period of time as many people observed it.

Red-tailed Hawk - Photo (c) sarbhloh, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
ablevins's ID: Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
Added on May 10, 2012. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Scotch broom Cytisus scoparius

Observer

lisettealbert

Date

March 31, 2012

Description

There were plenty of these stocky, nitrogen-fixing plants throughout the region. All of which exhibited buds but not flowers.

Scotch Broom - Photo (c) wayne tucker, some rights reserved (CC BY-ND)
ablevins's ID: Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius)
Added on May 10, 2012. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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western sweet coltsfoot Petasites frigidus ssp. palmatus

Observer

lisettealbert

Date

March 31, 2012

Description

This plant was found off of a trail in Pack Forest. The triangular leaves surrounded a single stem leading to a group of white flowers at the top

western sweet coltsfoot - Photo (c) sjenniferc, all rights reserved, uploaded by Sarah Jennifer
ablevins's ID: western sweet coltsfoot (Petasites frigidus ssp. palmatus)
Added on May 10, 2012. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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Horsetails Genus Equisetum

Observer

lisettealbert

Date

March 31, 2012

Description

This plant was found near the anthill(see observation) along side a bog in pack forest. It has long striped stalks with some flowers.

Horsetails - Photo (c) Arthur Chapman, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
ablevins's ID: Horsetails (Genus Equisetum)
Added on May 10, 2012. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

lisettealbert

Date

March 31, 2012

Description

Two canada geese were spotted off the boardwalk at the Nisqually estuary. They were walking on a grassy patch surrounded by various leaf-less trees.

Canada Goose - Photo (c) Diane, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
ablevins's ID: Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
Added on May 10, 2012. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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salmonberry Rubus spectabilis

Observer

lisettealbert

Date

March 31, 2012

Description

Salmon berry typically is found in temperate regions. Though the berries weren't present during the time this photo was taken, their appearance is very similar to bunches of salmon eggs. The plant didn't have many leaves at the time, but did exhibit thorns on the branches and small pink flower buds. The 5 feet tall plant was surrounded by a nookta rose.

salmonberry - Photo (c) pfly, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
ablevins's ID: salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis)
Added on May 10, 2012. 4 people agree, 0 disagree

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