The male had a green head, with a crown of feathers that looked like hair. The male has a white streak down it’s beak and up around its eyes. The chest was a rusty orange color with black speckles. The wings are dark bluish with white edges, and the body tan with a dark brown chest. The wood ducks were smaller and more stalky than the mallards.
Lichen hanging from branch of tree, light grayish/white green, long, thin, curly strands randomly branching
this dark black, brown moss was found growing on the rock bridge in the arboretum, it was dry, short, and compact
hybrid mallard with white chest, found with 3 other regular mallard ducks, same green head and body coloring, just different chest plumage
duck was mostly gray with lots of little black speckles on its head and chest. The top parts of the wings were light bottom and the bottom/ tail was black. The duck’s eyes were bigger than the other ducks
The female is brown/ tan with dark brown and black tipped feathers. She has a darker streak that goes from her beak, across her eye, and ends on the side of her head. The beak on both male and female is yellow and the feet orange. The male has a florescent looking dark green head and neck, dark brown chest, and gray wings and body.
rough, uneven bark, green serrated leaves, alternating branches
The flowers had 5 petals and were a dark/bright pinkish red. The leaves grew mostly in clusters of 3 or 4 and were oval shaped with thin, long white hairs on the top and bottom. There were no hairs on the branches or twigs.
densely growing gray grass, 6-18 inches
white flowers with 4 heart shaped petals and yellow center, alternating branches, deciduous, about 12 ft tall
about 40 ft tall, big green deciduous leaves, leaves have 5 lobes and grow in circular clusters, alternating branches
sharp, pointed (3-7) leaves, color ranges from green to yellow to red, about 10 feet tall, leaves grow opposite
purple, 5 petal bell flowers, bell hangs facing downward, lighter towards the stem, flowers grow in clusters, long grassy leaves at the bottom
erect fern, sori are heart shaped, little hairs on bottom, 20-30 leaflets, average about 16 inches per fern
blueish green spines, stiff, flat, pointed, needles, small (1 cm) red cones grow at tips for branches all the way up the tree, about 30 ft tall
long thin spines, lighter at the end, small yellow/lime green cones grow in clusters at the tip of the branch
7 lobed leaves that sagged downward from the point where they were connected to the branch.
found under a decaying log in moist soil close to stream, brown body, rusty brown shell, very small (whole thing less than 1/2 cm)
Smooth, light bark with reddish thin layers peeling off
Centepede found in mud under log. Brightish orange/ rust brown. Body segmented. About 2 inches long
black salamander found dead stuck to rocks on gravel pathway. about 4 inches long. protruding eyes and ribs