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cinnabar moth Tyria jacobaeae

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ashersh

Date

July 20, 2012 12:10 PM PDT

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August 8, 2012 04:28 PM PDT

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Date

June 4, 2012

Description

This area was dominated by Big Leaf Maples and Cedars, as well as Indian Plum and Vine Maples in the understory. The ground was carpeted in wet rotting organic matter including leaves and logs, and fungus were growing on several fallen stumps.

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ashersh

Date

June 4, 2012

Description

This tree was covered with a significant amount of oyster mushrooms up its side.

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European holly Ilex aquifolium

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ashersh

Date

June 4, 2012

Description

European Holly, native to western and souther Europe, often found in shady forested areas, has a great capacity to adapt to difficult conditions.

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Black Slug Arion ater

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ashersh

Date

June 4, 2012

Description

This black European slug was curled up, likely to protect itself from the disturbances I was making in the understory.

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Turkey-tail Trametes versicolor

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ashersh

Date

June 4, 2012

Description

I had to lift some understory to get a good look at these newer turkey tails, but they proved to be very nice to look at! Growing in stacks and with the traditional coloration.

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Oyster Mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus

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ashersh

Date

June 4, 2012

Description

This mushroom looks like an oyster, but had a nice green covering on top. It was the only fungus I could see on this living tree.

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ashersh

Date

June 4, 2012

Description

This hypoxylon was spotted on a rotting log in the understory. Known as a hypoxylon canker, this fungus causes the deaths of oaks and other hardwood trees.

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Indian paintbrush Castilleja coccinea

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ashersh

Date

May 12, 2012

Description

These plants were consumed in moderation by Native Americans as a condiment with fresh greens, with similar health benefits to consuming garlic.

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Human Homo sapiens

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ashersh

Date

May 12, 2012

Description

Natural History Class Spring 2012

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Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus occidentalis

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ashersh

Date

May 12, 2012

Description

This male Western Fence Lizard was caught with a small string attached to a pole. The lizard is unable to notice this, as it thinks the string is a blade of grass.

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death camas Toxicoscordion venenosum

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ashersh

Date

May 12, 2012

Description

This plant is toxic when eaten, and is close in relation to blue camus, a staple in Native American diet and culture.

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tall oregon grape Mahonia aquifolium

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ashersh

Date

May 12, 2012

Description

More rugged in appearance than its cousin, dull oregon grape, with bright yellow clustered flowers that bloom in spring and purple fruits.

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ashersh

Date

May 12, 2012

Description

Small flowering plants in the Brassicaceae family, related to cabbage and mustard. Indigenous to Europe, with broad ranges extending into Asia and North America.

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Brown's Peony (Paeonia brownii) Paeonia brownii

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ashersh

Date

May 12, 2012

Description

A fleshy plant with divided stems, and reddish brown globular flowers. Northwest Indians use the roots to make tea to treat lung diseases.

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chocolate lily Fritillaria biflora

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ashersh

Date

May 12, 2012

Description

One of the first flowers to grow in spring, native to the lower coastal elevation of California.

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arrowleaf balsamroot Balsamorhiza sagittata

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ashersh

Date

May 12, 2012

Description

Bright yellow flowers with arrow shaped leaves, known as the "Oregon Sunflower". Numerous tiny flowes (florets) make up each of the petals, giving the illusion of a ring of petals.

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ashersh

Date

May 12, 2012
Fungi

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Lichen Kingdom Fungi

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ashersh

Date

May 12, 2012

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Family Rosaceae Family Rosaceae

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ashersh

Date

May 12, 2012

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Oyster Mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus

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ashersh

Date

May 12, 2012

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Genus Parasola Genus Parasola

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ashersh

Date

May 12, 2012

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Western wild ginger Asarum caudatum

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ashersh

Date

May 12, 2012

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caddisflies Order Trichoptera

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ashersh

Date

May 12, 2012

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Stoneflies Order Plecoptera

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ashersh

Date

May 12, 2012

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forget-me-not Genus Myosotis

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ashersh

Date

May 12, 2012

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Artist's Bracket Ganoderma applanatum

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ashersh

Date

May 12, 2012

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index, wa (Google, OSM)

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ladybird beetles Family Coccinellidae

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ashersh

Date

May 12, 2012

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index, wa (Google, OSM)

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devil's club Oplopanax horridus

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ashersh

Date

May 12, 2012

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index, wa (Google, OSM)
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