I found this Pine next to the trail. It has orange cones, seen in the picture, and also a small pine cone underneath the needles. The needles are quite long, around 5 inches, and they cluster. The bark was quite beautiful-light grey and light brown- creating a blue-ish appearance from afar. Definitely an eye-catcher. This isn't necessarily a native species, which furthers my opinion that the forest on this island has been planted with a diverse many species.
This bush-tree was found near the amphitheater. It had white bugs all over it. I couldn't touch a branch without 20 flying towards me. The needles are small and stumpy, but similar to hemlock needles. It wasn't more than 15 feet tall.
This redwood was right next to the trail. It has a fibrous red-brown trunk and hemlock-like needles. The branches are quite droopy.
This poppy was found in my neighbor's yard. I'm pretty sure they tried planting these here a few years a go, but only one was seen today. Inside the flower, there is a small flying insect.
This looks like it could be a lichen. I'm unsure due to the way it covers the tree and the brightness of entity.
This plant has very long leaves with bunches of white flowers. It looks quite tropical, comparatively.
I found this wild rose next to the driveway. It's found amongst species that are native to forests. Are roses usually found randomly in forests?
This bush was found in the forest and by the trail road. It also looks like it might produce berries; similar to blackberry flowers.
This plant looks like it might produce berries. I haven't seen this plant before. The plant is not woody and produces white long-petalled flowers.
This woody plant had shiny leaves and white flowers. It's similar in appearance to salal and holly.
This was found on a woody plant in the forest. The white flowers looks fuzzy. Te leaves are symmetrical and odd numbered (13, 15, etc).
I found this fungus-looking specimen on the grass median in the middle of the road leading to my cabin. It's either lichen or fungi.
I found this orchid-looking in one location in the woods. The stem looks similar to bamboo. The flowers are red-brown and white. I figured this would be a rare specimen. I couldn't get a clear close-up of the flowers since it was quite dark.
This small purple-pink forb was found all along the forest floor, viny in appearance. There were 7 petals on each flower.
This Bald Eagle lives in the conifers in front of my cabin. I think it's nesting. It periodically leaves to get food and sings quite a lot. I've always noticed that the birds (sparrows, seagulls) in the area hate these eagles and desperately try to follow and annoy them.
This fungus is genus laccaria. It was found under quaking aspen, they have a mycorrhizal relationship. They were small in numerous clusters. They're primary succession, meaning this old landfill is healing itself back to a normal ecosystem. These little fungi indicate such.
This fungus is quite interesting. It looks like a mix between a morel and witch's butter. I showed someone a picture, they couldn't identify it, but said it was quite poisonous.
This black substance was leaking from a Conifer at a curve in the trail. It was very mysterious. The black looks exactly like oil for a car.
This snail was located on the top of a small log next to the trail.
This fungus was discovered under a fallen conifer log. The mycelium was clearly seen on the underside of the log and this fungus was found on the side, creeping out from underneath.
This lichen i believe is nicknamed 'old man's beard'. I'm not completely sure.
I found this lichen, along with several other mosses and lichen, on a fallen conifer.
This tree was very difficult to identify. It has a VERY large trunk, about 4 feet across. It was also very tall, at least 3-4 stories tall. The leaves were very hard to see since they only sprouted at the top of the tree. I tried to magnify with my camera, but got some very blurry leaves. At the top, there was strange orange coloration on the bark. I tried to capture it in one of the photos. Amazing tree!
This was a medium sized woody plant near the trail. I have not seen one like it.
This small white forb was found in large amounts along the trail. Due to the amount of wildflowers along the trail, i'm guessing this and the other yellow petalled flower thrive in disturbed soil. Not sure about the id on this one.
This slug was found under a leaf by the trail. There were lots of slugs and snails on this daily observation.
This plant looked exactly like a raspberry. It was intriguing to find one growing randomly by the trail. However, this is a very popular trail and it seems likely that someone or something brought it here through some circumstance. Is it likely that it would just be wild?
This moss was found on a conifer stump. I know it's not a moss because of the fronds projecting from the main area, but I'm having trouble coming up with an id of it.
This bush looked very similar to the "forb" described in class yesterday during group-led tours. I assume it's a salmon/thimbleberry.
This forb was found along the trail in moderate occurrence. The western colt's foot was far more abundant, but of course, I don't know what this one is or if it's invasive. The flowers has rounded petals and also small round spiked orbs-i'm guessing this will turn into a flower. I made a sketch of the orb in my field notebook.