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Ocotillo Fouquieria splendens

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Date

February 10, 2017 02:10 PM PST

Description

Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens) in flower
I was happy to see a few Ocotillo in bloom after recent rains in southern Arizona.

Elevation 750 meters (2450 feet)
near Ajo Mountain Drive
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona
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Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

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Date

February 15, 2017 08:34 AM PST

Description

Northern flicker (Colaptes auratus)
Every spring, a flicker will come in the early morning, where it will hammer on our chimney cap. I remember the first few times I heard this noise, I thought for some reason the chimney pipe was expanding... but eventually I saw a flicker drumming. Once again a great hypothesis was destroyed by observation!
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Olympic Gull Larus glaucescens × occidentalis

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Date

February 12, 2017 11:32 AM PST

Description

Olympic Gull (Larus glaucescens × occidentalis)
Many mornings, this solitary seagull hangs out in our neighborhood. It often hangs out on our neighbor's chimney and explores the area along with our resident crows.
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What

Angel's Wings Pleurocybella porrigens

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Date

October 18, 2003 01:41 PM PDT

Description

Angel's Wings
(Pleurocybella porrigens)
Elevation 730 meters (2400 feet)
trail to Upper Lena Lake
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What

Honey Mushroom Armillaria mellea

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Date

October 18, 2003 03:48 PM PDT

Description

Armillaria mellea Honey fungus - trail to Upper Lena Lake
Thanks for help on ID from flickr member twyld

Kingdom:Fungi
Division:Basidiomycota
Class:Agaricomycetes
Order:Agaricales
Family:Marasmiaceae
Genus:Armillaria

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armillaria

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Coral Fungi Genus Ramaria

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Date

October 25, 2003 08:08 AM PDT

Description

Yellow Coral Fungus
coral fungus (family Clavariaceae), maybe Ramaria sp.
On the West side of Mount Baker, on the trail to the Easton Glacier, Whatcom County, Washington.

(Not sure of the fungi or the moss...I need to learn more.)
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What

Fly Agaric Amanita muscaria

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Date

October 25, 2003 07:51 AM PDT

Description

Amanita muscaria
On the trail to Railroad Grade and Easton Glacier,
Mount Baker, Washington
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Pearly Everlasting Anaphalis margaritacea

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Date

September 27, 2003 08:36 AM PDT

Description

Anaphalis margaritacea
western pearly everlasting

Probable Castilleja miniata
THis photo taken on Mount Margaret hike, in the Mount Saint Helens Blast zone, about 1200 meters (4000 feet) elevation and about 10 km (6 miles) from Mount Saint Helens volcano. This is 23 years after initial major eruption.

These flowers are growing in an area that was covered in a deep (more than 1 meter) layer of volcanic ash, which is very high in plant nutrients.

The direction of the blast (northwest) is apparent in this photo as is the extent of damage. Regrowth is also apparent. This photo is 23 years after the primary eruption.

The Mount Margaret hike is an excellent walk to observe the desolation and regrowth due to Mount Saint Helen's eruption. At the end of the hike, you get a great view into the volcano, where you can see the lava dome regenerating.

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Giant Red Indian Paintbrush Castilleja miniata

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Date

September 27, 2003 08:36 AM PDT

Description

Anaphalis margaritacea
western pearly everlasting

Castilleja miniata
THis photo taken on Mount Margaret hike, in the Mount Saint Helens Blast zone, about 1200 meters (4000 feet) elevation and about 10 km (6 miles) from Mount Saint Helens volcano. This is 23 years after initial major eruption.

These flowers are growing in an area that was covered in a deep (more than 1 meter) layer of volcanic ash, which is very high in plant nutrients.

The direction of the blast (northwest) is apparent in this photo as is the extent of damage. Regrowth is also apparent. This photo is 23 years after the primary eruption.

The Mount Margaret hike is an excellent walk to observe the desolation and regrowth due to Mount Saint Helen's eruption. At the end of the hike, you get a great view into the volcano, where you can see the lava dome regenerating.

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What

Sunburst Lichens Genus Xanthoria

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Date

September 7, 2003 11:53 AM PDT

Description

Unknown orange lichen (maybe Xanthoria species) at Marmot Pass, Olympic mountains.
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Western Thatching Ant Formica obscuripes

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Date

September 7, 2003 12:05 PM PDT

Description

I don't know the plant, maybe it is a Potentilla and I don't know the red and black ants but this was a certainly a busy scene up at Marmot Pass in the Olympic Mountains. Any help on identification appreciated.

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What

Mountain Goat Oreamnos americanus

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Date

July 17, 2003 06:16 PM PDT

Description

Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus)
near Kendall Catwalk Summit
elevation 1675 meters (5500 feet)
King County, Washington, USA
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What

Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

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Date

April 1, 2006 08:59 PM PST

Description

Immature Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Potholes State Park, Washington

This is a photo I took by what I call, diginocing, which is a poor mans Digiscoping, strictly handheld, and quite amateur, but not needing much equipment.
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What

Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

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Date

April 1, 2006 09:28 PM PST

Description

Black-crowned night-heron rookery at Potholes State Park, Washington

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Nycticorax nycticorax

This is a photo I took by what I call, diginocing, which is a poor mans Digiscoping, strictly handheld, and quite amateur, but not needing much equipment.

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American Beaver Castor canadensis

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Date

April 1, 2006 09:10 PM PST

Description

American Beaver (Castor canadensis) at Potholes State Park, Washington
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaver

I was very surprised by the size of this beaver, I had never seen one before.

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Grasses Family Poaceae

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Date

January 9, 2017 01:21 PM PST

Description

I was up above the saguaros at this point
(about 1450 meters or 4760 feet)
Tanque Verde trail
Saguaro National Park East Unit
Rincon Mountains
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What

Desert Spoon Dasylirion wheeleri

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Date

January 9, 2017 12:54 PM PST

Description

Dasylirion wheeleri
common sotol with a massive inflorescence
Elevation 1245 meters (4080 feet)
Tanque Verde trail
Saguaro National Park East Unit
Rincon Mountains
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What

saguaro cactus Carnegiea gigantea

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Date

January 9, 2017 11:33 AM PST

Description

Carnegiea gigantea
This is a mature saguaro, with some damage down to the core as well as a drooping arm, maybe due to frost damage
Elevation 950 meters (3120 feet)
Ranger led nature walk
Cactus Forest trail
Saguaro National Park East Unit
Rincon Mountains
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What

Texas prickly-pear Opuntia engelmannii

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Date

January 9, 2017 11:21 AM PST

Description

Opuntia sp. Prickly pear
This plant has been a food source, recently, most likely for a javelina.
Elevation 950 meters (3120 feet)
Ranger led nature walk
Cactus Forest trail
Saguaro National Park East Unit
Rincon Mountains
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Christmas Cholla Cylindropuntia leptocaulis

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Date

January 9, 2017 11:18 AM PST

Description

Cylindropuntia leptocaulis Christmas cholla
Elevation 950 meters (3120 feet)
Ranger led nature walk
Cactus Forest trail
Saguaro National Park East Unit
Rincon Mountains
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fishhook barrel cactus Ferocactus wislizeni

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Date

January 9, 2017 11:18 AM PST

Description

Ferocactus wislizeni
Fishhook barrel cactus
Elevation 950 meters (3120 feet)
Ranger led nature walk
Cactus Forest trail
Saguaro National Park East Unit
Rincon Mountains
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Staghorn Cholla Cylindropuntia versicolor

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Date

January 9, 2017 11:17 AM PST

Description

Cylindropuntia versicolor
Staghorn cholla
Elevation 950 meters (3120 feet)
Ranger led nature walk
Cactus Forest trail
Saguaro National Park East Unit
Rincon Mountains
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fishhook barrel cactus Ferocactus wislizeni

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Date

January 9, 2017 11:16 AM PST

Description

Fruit from a Ferocactus species
Barrel cactus fruit
Elevation 950 meters (3120 feet)
Ranger led nature walk
Cactus Forest trail
Saguaro National Park East Unit
Rincon Mountains
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Mesquite Genus Prosopis

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Date

January 9, 2017 11:15 AM PST

Description

Mesquite tree genus Prosopis
Elevation 950 meters (3120 feet)
Ranger led nature walk
Cactus Forest trail
Saguaro National Park East Unit
Rincon Mountains
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What

creosote bush Larrea tridentata

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Date

January 9, 2017 11:12 AM PST

Description

Larrea tridentata
(creosote bush or greasewood)
If you breath on the leaves, there is an interesting smell from this
Elevation 950 meters (3120 feet)
Ranger led nature walk
Cactus Forest trail
Saguaro National Park East Unit
Rincon Mountains
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What

yerba buena Clinopodium douglasii

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Date

April 13, 2013 12:10 PM PDT

Description

Clinopodium douglasii, yerba buena

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micromeria_douglasii

Our first field trip of 2013 for the Northwestern Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society was to Washington Park, Anacortes, Washington

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What

yellow fritillary Fritillaria pudica

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Date

April 28, 2007 12:17 PM PDT

Description

Fritillaria pudica
Yellow Bell
Liliaceae

Whiskey Dick mountain area
shrub-steppe
Kittitas County, Washington, USA
elevation ~ 3500 feet

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae
Genus: Fritillaria

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yellow fritillary Fritillaria pudica

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Date

May 3, 2008 11:59 AM PDT

Description

Fritillaria pudica - Umtanum Ridge hike

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Pacific Black-snakeroot Sanicula crassicaulis var. crassicaulis

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Date

April 21, 2014 12:37 PM PDT

Description

Sanicula crassicaulis (Pacific Sanicle)

Washington Park, Anacortes, Skagit County, Washington

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saguaro cactus Carnegiea gigantea

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Date

January 9, 2017 11:07 AM PST

Description

Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea)
about 1.2 meters tall, perhaps 30 years old. Note that is surrounded by other nurse plants that likely protected it while it was growing. Also, there is some damage on the lower trunk that appears to have healed.

Elevation 950 meters (3120 feet)
Ranger led nature walk
Cactus Forest trail
Saguaro National Park East Unit
Rincon Mountains
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