White splotched, green leaves. Any ideas of whether this is a virus or a species characteristic?
edit: Not a virus. This is actually a dense, flowering plant. Thank you Dr. Olmstead!
Yellow jacket sitting on a purplish stemmed, radially leafletted plant. Its top looks like a lotus flower, but light green and as the leaflets progress downwards the get darker green.
Beautiful and luscious western sword fern. It looks as though this specimen has been soaking up the sun this Spring quite literally.
I saw this coltsfoot while walking along a path to the east of the UW compound at Pack Forest.
A blossoming skunk cabbage found on the north side of Mt. Rainier National Park's rust colored hot spring. It was the only specimen that I saw that day, and did not smell yet.
We saw this old man's beard all over the forest at Mt. Rainier National Park. It was quite a common occurrence. I hear that this is an edible plant, but please correct me if I am wrong!
There appeared to be two variants of fungi? on an old cedar tree that had been struck by lightning. I was unsure of how to classify them, but they both seemed to have roughly equal amounts of the charcoal to themselves. There were no colonies off of the burnt area.
I cannot for the life of me remember what this insect was named. My professor did say it was a favorite of many fish however, and that fisherpeople enjoy using it as a tie for fly-fishing. Please help with the ID!
These stinging nettles were a large part of the under story of the southern side of the estruary, along with some other grasses. Some looked like wild wheat-type grasses among some other weedy plants.
I think that this tree is a sitka spruce, but please feel free to correct me. The needle formation is in a radial pattern, and each side of the needle has double stomata. Each branch tip has three cone-type objects on it. The tree is roughly ten meters tall.
Clumps of 4-5 mushrooms with brown, umbrella shaped tops. Ring of darker brown around outside of mushroom
This salal made up most of the understory of the douglas firs and bigleaf maples in Pack Forest. It was very, very common everywhere around there.
Red berried plant with long black thornish structures at the end of each berry. The stem of the plant is dark red/purple. Perhaps a wild rose hip?
This beautiful juvenile Red-tailed Hawk sat in a tree very calmly and watched my classmates and me as we took numerous photographs of it. This will surely be a beautiful individual when it becomes an adult!