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Date

December 5, 2004 03:16 PM PST

Description

Maybe Spathularia flavida
Earth Tongue Fungi
Washington Park, Anacortes, Washington USA 5 Dec 2004
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What

Western rattlesnake plantain Goodyera oblongifolia

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Date

December 5, 2004 03:13 PM PST

Description

Goodyera oblongifolia

Rattlesnake plantain
Monocot Orchidaceae
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(Originally called this Erythronium oregonum - but I believe pictoscribes comment below)

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What

Rocky Mountain Juniper Juniperus scopulorum

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Date

December 4, 2004 02:50 PM PST

Description

Rocky Mountain Juniper Juniperus scopulorum
Washington Park - Burrows Inlet
4 Dec 2004
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What

Rockweed Fucus distichus

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Date

December 4, 2004 01:16 PM PST

Description

Rockweed (Fucus distichus)
Washington Park, Anacortes, Washington, USA 4 Dec 2004
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Observer

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Date

December 4, 2004 02:33 PM PST

Description

Madrone Tree with red berries
Arbutus menziesii Ericaceae
Washington Park - Burrows Inlet 4 Dec 2004

Update 7 March 2015
Arbutus menziesii has been disappearing in the Pacific Northwest, see The Decline of the Pacific Madrone

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What

Pacific Madrone Arbutus menziesii

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Date

December 4, 2004 02:29 PM PST

Description

Arbutus menziesii (Madrone Tree)
Puget Sound is ringed with these tress, I associated these with wet, wild winter walks such as this hike. THis is my favorite tree - it looks even better in the rain...

Did you know -

During the course of its life, a hundred year old tree
a) Has processed and fixed the amount of carbon dioxide contained in 18 million cubic meters of natural air in the form of about 2500 kg of pure carbon.
b) Has photochemically converted 9100 kg of CO and 3700 litres of H2O
c) Has stored up 23 million kilogram Calories
d) Has made available for the respiration of human and beast 6000 kg of molecular oxygen (O2)
e) Against the forces of gravity, has drawn from its roots right up to its crown and evaporated into the atmosphere at least 2,500 tonnes of water, every tree is therefore a water-column and if such a column, which continually supplies and recharges the atmosphere with water, is cut down, then this amount of water is lost.
f) Thereby fixing a mechanical equivalent of heat equal to the calorific value of 2,500 kg of coal.
g) Has supplied a member of the consumer society with oxygen sufficient for 20 years, and its nature is such, the the larger it grows, the more oxygen it produces.

In view of such achievements, who in the future could value this tree merely for its timber?
The combustion of 100 litres of petrol consumes about 230 kg of oxygen. That is, after a trip of 30,000 km (18,640 miles) (96 liters/1000 km), this tree's entire 100 year production of oxygen has been squandered.

If a person chooses to breathe for three years, to burn 400 liters of petrol, or 400 kg of coal, then the production throuhg photosynthesis of 1 tonne of air is required..
1 tonne of )2 = the O2 content of 3,620 m3 of air (+15 C at 1 atm)
The photosynthetic production of 1 tonne of oxygen necessitates:
a) The building up of 0.935 tonnne C6H12O6 (carbohydrate)
b) which process requires 1.27 tonnes CO2 and 0.56 tonnes H2O
c) The transpiration of 230 to 930 tonnes of H2)
d) Light energy equal to 527 x 10e6 quanta (v = 440 x 1e12) which represents 3.52 million kilocalories.

All this is no small achievement for a single organism!
Source Walter Schauberger as noted in Hidden Nature by Alick Bartholomew
(Walter was the son of Viktor Schauberger

Washington Park, Anacortes, Washington USA 4 Dec 2004

Update 7 March 2015
Arbutus menziesii has been disappearing in the Pacific Northwest, see The Decline of the Pacific Madrone

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Observer

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Date

December 4, 2004 02:23 PM PST

Description

Reindeer lichen Cladonia portentosa
Washington Park, Anacortes, Washington

Reindeer lichen Washington Park 4 Dec 2004
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What

Pacific Madrone Arbutus menziesii

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Date

December 4, 2004 02:14 PM PST

Description

Madrone Tree Washington Park
Arbutus menziesii Ericaceae

4 Dec 2004

Update 7 March 2015
Arbutus menziesii has been disappearing in the Pacific Northwest, see The Decline of the Pacific Madrone

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What

Hoary Marmot Marmota caligata

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Date

August 17, 2003 06:22 AM PDT

Description

Hoary Marmot on the trail, on the way towards Frozen lake, Mount Rainier National Park.
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Observer

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Date

March 3, 2007 12:53 PM PST

Description

This is Tremella aurantia parasitizes the mycelium of Stereum hirsutum which in turn is a is a plant pathogen on dead limbs and trunks of both hardwoods and conifers
Source Stereum hirsutum

Growing at sea level, Nisqually National Wildlife Reserve, near Olympia, Thurston County, Washington, USA

Thanks to Flickr member AK_CCM for ID help
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Observer

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Date

March 3, 2007 12:53 PM PST

Description

This is Tremella aurantia parasitizes the mycelium of Stereum hirsutum which in turn is a is a plant pathogen on dead limbs and trunks of both hardwoods and conifers
Source en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereum_hirsutum

Growing at sea level, Nisqually National Wildlife Reserve, near Olympia, Thurston County, Washington, USA

Thanks to Flickr member AK_CCM for ID help
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Observer

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Date

March 3, 2007 12:53 PM PST

Description

Tenative identification of the orange fungus.....
Dacrymyces palmatus Orange Jelly fungus
Dacrymycetaceae Witch's Butter

although I think I will keep this as tenative as I do not know the substrate material.
The reason to know the substrate (what type of log this fungus is on) is described in www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/potd/2005/04/dacrymyces_palm.php

A further explanation Dacrymyces palmatus

Jelly Picture Key

and also note Tremella mesenterica Tremella mesenterica

THis is at sea level, Nisqually National Wildlife Reserve, near Olympia, Washington, USA
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What

salmonberry Rubus spectabilis

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Date

May 22, 2015 06:02 PM PDT

Description

Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis)
These are getting ripe and they are pretty tasty - this one was gone about 5 seconds after the photo. These are among the first berries that I find.

Grace Cole Nature Park
Lake Forest Park, Washington
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What

herb robert Geranium robertianum

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Date

May 22, 2015 05:58 PM PDT

Description

Herb robert (Geranium robertianum)
Grace Cole Nature Park
Lake Forest Park, Washington
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What

large-leaved avens Geum macrophyllum

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Date

May 22, 2015 05:57 PM PDT

Description

Large-leaved avens (Geum macrophyllum)
Grace Cole Nature Park
Lake Forest Park, Washington
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What

youth on age Tolmiea menziesii

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Date

May 22, 2015 05:56 PM PDT

Description

Piggyback Plant (Tolmiea menziesii)
Grace Cole Nature Park
Lake Forest Park, Washington
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What

Western Swordfern Polystichum munitum

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Date

May 22, 2015 05:56 PM PDT

Description

Western sword fern (Polystichum munitum)
Grace Cole Nature Park
Lake Forest Park, Washington
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What

fringe cups Tellima grandiflora

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Date

May 22, 2015 05:55 PM PDT

Description

Fringecup (Tellima grandiflora)
Grace Cole Nature Park
Lake Forest Park, Washington
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What

Redwood-sorrel Oxalis oregana

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Date

May 17, 2015 04:15 PM PDT

Description

Redwood Sorrel (Oxalis oregana), there were several patches of this growing in a mixed Douglas Fir and Western Red Cedar forest.
Boeing Creek and Shoreview Park, Shoreline, Washington.
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What

Prince's Pine Chimaphila umbellata

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Date

May 17, 2015 04:28 PM PDT

Description

Pipsissewa (Chimaphila umbellata) I counted about forty plants in this area.
Boeing Creek and Shoreview Park, Shoreline, Washington.
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Observer

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Date

May 17, 2015 04:31 PM PDT

Description

Berberis nervosa Oregon Grape
Boeing Creek and Shoreview Park, Shoreline, Washington.
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What

orange honeysuckle Lonicera ciliosa

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Date

May 17, 2015 04:37 PM PDT

Description

Orange Trumpet Honeysuckle (Lonicera ciliosa)
Boeing Creek and Shoreview Park, Shoreline, Washington.
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What

Douglas' Squirrel Tamiasciurus douglasii

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Date

May 17, 2015 04:40 PM PDT

Description

Douglas squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasii), the first live one I have seen in recent years. Climbing up a Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata). Boeing Creek and Shoreview Park, Shoreline, Washington.
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What

American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos

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Date

May 17, 2015 10:16 PM PDT

Description

I heard this crow alarm call and went over. Eventually, I found that they were mobbing a red tail hawk. Shoreline Community College campus, Shoreline, Washington.
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What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

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Date

May 17, 2015 04:51 PM PDT

Description

Red tail Hawk with a pigeon it has brought down, it was being mobbed by crows. Shoreline Community College campus, Shoreline, Washington.

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What

Thimbleberry Rubus parviflorus

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Date

May 7, 2015 06:53 PM PDT

Description

Seen in Grace Cole Nature Park, Lake Forest Park, Washington

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What

devil's club Oplopanax horridus

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Date

May 7, 2015 06:48 PM PDT

Description

Devil's club (Oplopanax horridus)
Seen growing next to a ditch on a walk in Lake Forest Park, Washington

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Date

May 3, 2015 10:56 AM PDT

Description

This Gunnera grows by the side of a roadside ditch, it seems hardy and healthy in our climate. It has not attained full growth but it is certainly quite a large plant.
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Date

May 2, 2015 10:38 AM PDT

Description

Corallorhiza maculata (spotted coralroot) emerging
There was a population of about 25 plants emerging in this area, under mature Douglas Fir trees.

Two of last years plants are also present.

Boeing Creek Shoreview Park

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What

Spotted Coralroot Corallorhiza maculata

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Date

May 2, 2015 10:57 AM PDT

Description

Corallorhiza maculata (spotted coralroot) flowering. Growing under Douglas Fir, among salal along an open area along the trail.

Boeing Creek Shoreview Park

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