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Observer

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Date

June 2, 2013 02:44 PM PDT

Description

Seeking Saxifraga oppositifolia with Thamnolia vermicularis white wormy lichen in lower sections.

Ridge on the way to Welch Peak, Olympic National Forest.
about 1800 meters (5900 feet)
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Observer

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Date

March 26, 2015 04:36 PM PDT

Description

Equisetum arvense Field Horsetail emerging
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Photos / Sounds

What

Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus

Observer

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Date

February 5, 2006 04:16 PM PST

Description

Acorn Woodpecker on Century Plant
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Used 10x binoculars as a poor man's telephoto lens

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Observer

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Date

the past

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Observer

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Date

March 20, 2015 03:15 PM PDT

Description

Equisetum hyemale (Scouring-rush horsetail)
biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.ph...
growing on a hillside among Polystichum munitum (western sword fern)
Shoreline, Washington, USA
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What

red alder Alnus rubra

Observer

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Date

March 20, 2015 03:14 PM PDT

Description

Alnus rubra Red alder male catkin (I think)
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Observer

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Date

March 20, 2015 03:10 PM PDT

Description

Populus trichocarpa (black cottonwood) buds. They are sticky and smell pretty good, sort of a resin odor. They contain Salicin, which is an anti-inflammatory compound.

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What

american raven Corvus corax

Observer

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Date

March 18, 2007 02:14 PM PDT

Description

Raven at Hurricane Ridge
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What

Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Observer

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Date

March 17, 2007 03:11 PM PDT

Description

Immature Bald Eagle near Joyce, Washington

We watched this bird for a minute or so. It was a wet, rainy day. I liked when it flicked its head to clear some of the rain off. Jim and I were in a similar condition just a few minutes before as we had been tramping around in the the rainy forest.

Bald Eagle

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Haliaeetus
Species: H. leucocephalus
Binomial name Haliaeetus leucocephalus

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What

Lysichiton americanum Lysichiton americanus

Observer

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Date

March 17, 2007 03:25 PM PDT

Description

Western Skunk Cabbage Lysichiton americanum

Araceae family

Camp Hayden Road
Clallam County, Washington
(near sea level in a wet, boggy area)

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Observer

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Date

March 22, 2015 10:58 AM PDT

Description

I think this is Cepaea nemoralis (Grove snail) seen while on a walk in Lake Forest Park, Washington, USA

These are a form of banded snail, originally from Europe. They can have quite a verity of banding patterns.
Check out www.molluscs.at/gastropoda/terrestrial.html?/gastropoda/t... for more info.
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What

bigleaf maple Acer macrophyllum

Observer

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Date

March 22, 2015 10:50 AM PDT

Description

Acer macrophyllum ( bigleaf maple) seen while on a walk in Lake Forest Park, Washington, USA

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What

western skunk cabbage Lysichiton americanus

Observer

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Date

March 21, 2015 05:55 PM PDT

Description

Lysichiton americanus (western skunk cabbage) emerging and Alnus rubra (red alder) grow in a wet area near a creek.
On a walk in my town, Lake Forest Park, Washington.
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What

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

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Date

March 21, 2015 05:27 PM PDT

Description

Mallard pair, seen at Grace Cole Nature Park, Lake Forest Park, Washington

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What

salmonberry Rubus spectabilis

Observer

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Date

March 21, 2015 05:26 PM PDT

Description

Rubus spectabilis (salmonberry) starting to flower
seen at Grace Cole Nature Park, Lake Forest Park, Washington
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What

Stinging Nettle Urtica dioica

Observer

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Date

March 10, 2015 12:40 PM PDT

Description

Urtica dioica (stinging nettle)
Seen while exploring Boeing Creek and Shoreview Park

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What

Pacific trillium Trillium ovatum

Observer

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Date

March 12, 2015 07:11 PM PDT

Description

First trillium of 2015 Trillium ovatum
Seen on a walk at Bellevue Botanical Garden
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What

bigleaf maple Acer macrophyllum

Observer

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Date

March 12, 2015 07:05 PM PDT

Description

Polypodium glycyrrhiza (Licorice Fern) growing on the trunk of an Acer macrophyllum ( bigleaf maple).
Seen on a walk at Bellevue Botanical Garden
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What

Licorice Fern Polypodium glycyrrhiza

Observer

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Date

March 12, 2015 07:05 PM PDT

Description

Polypodium glycyrrhiza (Licorice Fern) growing on the trunk of an Acer macrophyllum ( bigleaf maple).
Seen on a walk at Bellevue Botanical Garden
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What

Prunus yedoensis Prunus avium

Observer

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Date

March 7, 2015 02:33 PM PST

Description

The cherry trees (Prunus yedoensis) are coming into blossom on the University of Washington campus and we are experiencing some sunshine in early March so everyone was out exploring.

Seen on a walk from my house to University of Washington on a fine Saturday afternoon.
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What

Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus

Observer

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Date

March 9, 2015 01:30 PM PDT

Description

Hylatomus pileatus (Pileated woodpecker) seen pecking away at the base of a tree while I was walking in Lake Forest Park, Washington

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What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

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Date

December 7, 2014 01:24 PM PST

Description

Buteo jamaicensis (Red-tailed hawk) in a Tsuga heterophylla (Western hemlock) tree. The crow fling away had just finished a noisy mobbing attack, dive bombing the hawk.

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What

western skunk cabbage Lysichiton americanus

Observer

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Date

February 24, 2015 02:32 PM PST

Description

Lysichiton americanus (Western skunk cabbage)

Seen while exploring Boeing Creek and Shoreview Park

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Observer

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Date

February 24, 2015 01:41 PM PST

Description

I think these are iron fixing bacteria in Boeing Creek, within the Comamonadaceae family; possibly genus Sphaerotilus or Leptothrix based on a little research on why the water is orange

Seen while exploring Boeing Creek and Shoreview Park

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Observer

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Date

February 24, 2015 02:05 PM PST

Description

I think this Pseudotsuga menziesii (Douglas Fir) is the tallest in Boeing Creek and Shoreview Park. A sign next to it states that it is 61 meters (200 feet) tall with a circumference of of 5.87 meters (231 inches).

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What

osoberry Oemleria cerasiformis

Observer

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Date

February 20, 2015 03:33 PM PST

Description

Oemleria cerasiformis (Indian Plum or osoberry) emerging. I originally thought this was Holodiscus discolor ( Ocean Spray ). Seen while exploring Boeing Creek and Shoreview Park

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What

Horsetails Genus Equisetum

Observer

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Date

February 20, 2015 02:57 PM PST

Description

Equisetum (Horsetail) species emerging from a small creek. Seen while exploring Boeing Creek and Shoreview Park

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What

Pacific Madrone Arbutus menziesii

Observer

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Date

February 20, 2015 02:14 PM PST

Description

A not very healthy Arbutus menziesii (Pacific madrone)

Seen while exploring Boeing Creek and Shoreview Park

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

Observer

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Date

March 7, 2015 12:32 PM PST

Description

Arbutus menziesii (Pacific madrone) seen while on a walk to the University District of Seattle.

Arbutus menziesii has been disappearing in the Pacific Northwest, see The Decline of the Pacific Madrone

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What

large-head clover Trifolium macrocephalum

Observer

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Date

April 28, 2007 10:36 AM PDT

Description

Trifolium macrocephalum
Big-head Clover
Fabaceae

Whiskey Dick Mountain area
Kittitas County, Washington, USA
Elevative ~ 3500 feet

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