Found seining of the coast of Jackson Beach. The fish were extremely long and narrow being over 20cm in length, but less than 1cm in body depth. The fish mirrored the look of eelgrass, by having thin green bodies and angling themselves like floating eelgrass. The pipefish swam extremely slowly, using its small pelvic fins to propel themselves forward. In addition, one male was noted to be pregnant, reflecting the nature that males carry the eggs of their children in contrast to the mother.
Found after seining in Jackson Beach. Lumpsucker was very small in size, fingertip size, and had very small lumps on the body. Many of these lumps had small points, but the points did not feel sharp. Coloring was red, but other lumpsuckers came in shades of green and peach. In addition, the lumpsuckers seemed to primarily swim with their small pectoral fin. Additionally a small sucker was at the bottom of the fish which it used to latch onto surfaces.
On my way to the Burke Museum I saw this Junco. It was hopping around in cherry petals between the fountain and Red Square. It was windy that day.
Not sure if mule deer or white tail deer. Young deer, maybe one or two years old. Spends time in wooded area near my mom's work and is comfortable around people. Definitely female.
Found outside my mom's work in Renton. This woodpecker was very comfortable around people! He must have made these holes in this tree earlier, because there were tons of bugs attracted to it. The woodpecker would come and get a mouthful of insects and then fly away. I was sitting right next to the tree, and he didn't even care. It was really cool.
Adorable barn swallow on the roof of a building at my mom's work in Renton. He was standing guard by his nest, where another swallow was inside, presumably protecting eggs or babies. Whenever another bird came too close he'd fly around and cheep at it. Also included is a picture of the nest made of mud next to a light on the building. I could see the tail of another barn swallow sticking out from the inside.
This small Pacific Chorus Frog was spotted jumping in the grass next to the dike pathway at the Nisqually National Wildlife Reserve. I was able to capture it from under a clump of brush and hold it gently in order to take a picture to identify it.
Native coastal cutthroat trout in Cascades foothills lake. Ca. 25 cm in length; note uniform spotting pattern and orange coloration under gills.
My dad and I saw this fox near San Juan Island National Historic Park (South Beach). It had blonde fur and very skinny legs. In the summertime, there are giant groups of rabbits running around the grassy fields. I often see foxes in this area, and I assume they predate these rabbits.
This little guy was captured by one of my classmates. It was quite healthy and full of vigor (it definitely did not like its picture taken as well)!
Though it seems pretty clear that this is a sculpin, I am unclear as to the species. I only guess tidepool because it was discovered in a tide pool! A huge tire left on the beach has filled with water and now acts as a tide pool full of creatures. This fish was about 9cm long, seemingly resting on the stone in the tide pool.