There were many blades of American bachgrass, Ammophila breviligulata, that were growing on the beach berm near Pt. Ludlow Bay. At this time of year they seemed to be fresh sprouts.
I saw these deer prints on the beach. There were many prints scattered in the sand and of varying sizes. I believe it was a black-tailed deer that made these because they are quite common in the Port Ludlow area.
I saw these red elderberry blossoms in the forest. They were still a little green but just about to bloom.
I saw many holly plants near the edge of the forest and very sparse holly plants in the forest. None of them had berries and they were not very tall.
There were many new small lady fern plants unravelling in the forest. They were only about a foot high, and some were much nearer to the ground and still in a curl form.
I saw several of these limpets nestled among the barnacles attached to the larger rocks at high tide.
I saw several of these tall grass and brush area between the forest and the beach. They had new clumps of leaves and there were several old red rose hips still attached.
There were several of these crabs laying in the sand today in the sun. I thought at first they might be dead but then I saw that their mouths were moving. Later I saw one walking amongst the crab grass.
I saw this juvenile seagull floating in the bay. I believe it was a juvenile because of its speckeled gray markings.
I saw this sea star attached to the bottom of a log on the tide flats. It was fairly large, much bigger than my hand. Only a few legs were visible.
Groups of these sea snails covered the larger rocks in the intertidal area. They seemed to prefer the eastern side of the rocks where they where found in greater numbers.
A lone orange nucella lamellosa on a rock in the intertidal zone.
I saw groups of these egg sacks nestled amongst the sea snails in patches, I am almost certain that these are the eggs of the sea snail.
Many of these anemones were scattered all over the wet sand on the beach in varying sizes.
This is an Aggregating Anenome opened in a tide pool.
There many geoducks out and about in the sunny weather with their necks above the ground, and they would periodically squirt water in the air.
I believe this is a neck of a horse clam, one of many that was visible on the sand.
I was lucky enough to have my camera with me when a robin landed close by and looked straight at me. It seemed larger than most robins.
I spotted this birds nest on a very high up branch in the forest. I do not know what kind of bird or creature made it, but it was quite large, and made with sticks that stuck out in all directions.
I saw many of these larger barnacles attached to the larger rocks in the intertidal zone
Many of these plants covered the forest floor in heights up to two feet high in some places. They didn't have any berries or flowers.
This hermit crab was crawling around in a shallow tide pool in the tideflats on this sunny day. It crawed into its shell when it was picked up, but then slowly re-emerged. Its legs were curved and had varying colors of brown stripes on them.
There were several of these skunk cabbages blooming yellow flowers in the swampy forested area near the beach. Their light green leaves were beautifully backlit in the sun shining through in patches through the trees.
These little vines with an opposite leaf pattern and curling stem grow purple sweet pea flowers later on. Right now they are without flowers on the Olympic Peninsula.
There were many of these plants growing relatively low to the ground in the forest. The leaves were cerated and were in an opposite leaf pattern that rotated perpendicularly up the stem.
This sword fern was just one of many that covered the forest floor. Some were quite large and reached around four feet tall.
This type of seaweed was attached to the rocks nestled by barnacles on many of the larger rocks in the tideflat areas. It has a pod-like structure and a bumpy texture.
Clusters of mussels were found on sticks, branches of trees, and large rocks in the tide flats. They were usually found next to barnacles.
This type of seaweed wasn't as common as most of the seaweed that covered the beach, but every once in awhile I would come across a small piece of this purpleish red seaweed with tiny bumps.
The large salmonberry bushes in the forest were bright with new leaves and blossoming bright fuschia flowers. On this sunny day, they were beautifully lit up across the forest.