Purplish-blue lichen growing on log on top of moss, white underneath. Very soft, furry and moist
Found these the hard way
If I remember correctly I found these in a lowland slope with very soft ground, probably stays very wet, in a shaded part of Discovery Park.
I don't think this is Sitka Mountain-ash, but I also don't think it's oregon-grape, so I don't know what it is.
Species is the tallest on Earth and one of the oldest lifespans. This particular redwood is one of the largest and probably oldest on the UW campus.
Two young sparrows hopping down the path at UBNA. Very common that day and most days. Very recognizable and unique song.
Not the best photo, but a great looking male blackbird with very distinguishable red patch on his wings.
A "weed of concern" in King county, this yellow flowering stoloniferous flowering perennial with basal leaves has, like many introduced/opportunistic species, established itself quite well in UBNA.