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youth on age Tolmiea menziesii

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andymj

Date

June 4, 2012

Description

In forests farther north this flower has already bloomed and is wilting, so I found it interesting that the blooms were still healthy looking in this park.

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bracken Pteridium aquilinum

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andymj

Date

June 4, 2012

Description

I came across quite a few bracken ferns along the sides of the trail and growing amongst the other ferns in the valley and on the hillsides. They have a very slight alternating leaf pattern.

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horsetails Genus Equisetum

Observer

andymj

Date

June 4, 2012

Description

The ground was very moist in the park and occasionally there would be a small stream. The horsetails loved the area and were growing to heights above my hip in thick clusters.

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salmonberry Rubus spectabilis

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andymj

Date

June 4, 2012

Description

The salmonberry bushes in Interlaken Park were extremely tall and towered way above my head. They were all full of large orange and red berries.

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big-leaf maple Acer macrophyllum

Observer

andymj

Date

June 4, 2012

Description

Interlaken Park had many tall Big Leaf maples. Most of them were covered in large carpets of moss, and this is a picture of one of the Big Leaf Maple's trunk.

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Parasol Macrolepiota procera

Observer

andymj

Date

May 19, 2012

Description

This tiny mushroom had a flat top and a dark brown middle, with gills on top. It was growing in the moist earth of the forest floor.

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Ensatina Ensatina eschscholtzii

Observer

andymj

Date

May 27, 2012

Description

This salamander was in an old storage shed. It did not move when approached for several minutes. It was a shiny maroon color.

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Lewis' Moon Snail Euspira lewisii

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andymj

Date

May 27, 2012

Description

This is a picture of moon snail eggs. The eggs are layed in a collar-like structure that resembles sand. There were a few moon snail collars on the beach today.

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plums, cherries, and allies Genus Prunus

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andymj

Date

May 29, 2012

Description

This tree was growing on campus and was a fairly young tree. It's bark was smooth with horizontal bumpy lines.

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Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

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andymj

Date

May 29, 2012

Description

This red-winged blackbird was sitting in a tree alone. It would call out every once in a while in a call that to me sounded like a train-whistle with a slightly hoarse ending. Then it would make shord chirping noises frequently.

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Common Bird's-foot-trefoil Lotus corniculatus

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andymj

Date

May 29, 2012

Description

This bird's-foot trefoil was growing along the edge of the path that takes you out of the UBNA. It was in full bloom with brilliant yellow flowers in a unique crown-like design.

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

andymj

Date

May 29, 2012

Description

There was a male and a female mallard pruning their feathers by the edge of the pond. Every once in awhile a mother mallard duck would bring over her duckling to the shore.

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Bittersweet Solanum dulcamara

Observer

andymj

Date

May 29, 2012

Description

There was a growth of bittersweet nightshade growing along the bank of the pond. It was in full flower, and the stems were a dark brown/purple.

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Carnivorans Order Carnivora

Observer

andymj

Date

May 20, 2012

Description

This is a picture of a river otter footprint on the beach. The otter footprints led to the water away from the woods.

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sea lettuce Ulva lactuca

Observer

andymj

Date

May 26, 2012

Description

During low tide there was a spattering of sea lettuce across the beach. Sometimes the layers of sea lettuce can be quite thick, but this time it was quite a thin layer.

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Pacific rhododendron Rhododendron macrophyllum

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andymj

Date

May 26, 2012

Description

There were a couple of blooming rhododendron plants growing quite tall both along the side of the road and nestled in the forest. The colors of the blooms ranged from various pinks to light purples.

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ocean spray Holodiscus discolor

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andymj

Date

May 26, 2012

Description

Along the beach right were the water meets the forest bank at high tide, lots of oceanspray shrubs are growing. The flowers are a browin color so I assume they have recently blossomed not too long ago but the blooms have gotten old.

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twinberry Lonicera involucrata

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andymj

Date

May 26, 2012

Description

This large twinberry bush was growing in the sunny field just outside of the old growth forest. It was blossoming yet and didn't show signs of the blossoms turning to berries just yet.

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tall oregon grape Mahonia aquifolium

Observer

andymj

Date

May 26, 2012

Description

The tall oregon grape was growing on the edge of a steep embankment in the midst of the old growth forest. It was not blooming nor did it seem to have berries yet.

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threeleaf foamflower Tiarella trifoliata

Observer

andymj

Date

May 26, 2012

Description

These plants have a very similar structure to the fringe cup and piggyback plant with the leaves toward the base of the plant perpendicular to the flowering stem that is tall and curves down at the top. These plants i saw growing in many areas of the forest including along the banks of the stream.

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fringe cups Tellima grandiflora

Observer

andymj

Date

May 26, 2012

Description

These medium height groundcover plants grew in many areas across the forest floor and interspersed with other groundcovers.

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Western star flower Trientalis latifolia

Observer

andymj

Date

May 26, 2012

Description

These tiny pinkish white flowers were growing in low patches along the edge of the pine-needle trail. The amount of leaves varied from plant to plant from two to five.

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jumping spiders Family Salticidae

Observer

andymj

Date

May 26, 2012

Description

This tiny spider was moving around this sign post near the beginning of the waterfall trail by making small jerk-like jumps.

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water lilies and allies Order Nymphaeales

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andymj

Date

May 25, 2012

Description

These water lilies were growing in the long pond bordering UBNA as well as in Lake Washington. These water lillies are invasive. They were not blooming as of yet.

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black poplar Populus nigra

Observer

andymj

Date

May 25, 2012

Description

I believe this is a black poplar tree. There were a few growing in the union bay natural area and were quite tall with branches that would shoot nearly straight up.

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Turkey-tail Trametes versicolor

Observer

andymj

Date

May 25, 2012

Description

These turkey-tails were growing parallel to the ground along a log. They were not very large in size, and were spaced very close together.

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Oaks Genus Quercus

Observer

andymj

Date

May 25, 2012

Description

Along the beginning of the trail there were several small oregon oak trees growing. Their leaves have a beautiful looping shape to them.

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Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Observer

andymj

Date

May 25, 2012

Description

In the large grassy field before you enter the UBNA there were about ten swallows swooping near the ground. As I neared the swallows, they began circling me and dive-bombing close to my feet. As I moved, they continued their circling until I left their field area.

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Water Forget-me-not Myosotis scorpioides

Observer

andymj

Date

May 25, 2012

Description

These forget-me-nots were growing in the water at the edge of the shore along the small pond that borders the start of UBNA.

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false dandelion Hypochaeris radicata

Observer

andymj

Date

May 25, 2012

Description

These dandelion-like plants were growing sparingly throughout the UBNA. Their stems were taller, more wirey, and more firm than that of a dandelion.

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