Family Arionidae - the round back slugs. Coloration can vary - some can even be white - but the general trend appears to be darker pigmentation the farther north the species is found.
Delicate and short lived fungus - fruiting bodies last only a few hours before dissolving into black ink.
Herbaceous perennial growing from a rhizome. Native to most woodlands from California to BC.
Perennial herb. White, three-pedaled flower that fades to purple. Grows in moist woods and shaded open areas, blooms from April to June. Found along west coast of US into BC.
Evergreen fern native to North America. One of the most abundant ferns along the Pacific Coast. Does best in moist, coniferous forests and well-drained, acidic soil of rich humus and small stones. Rhizomes edible.
Bracket or shelf fungus. Fruiting bodies called conks - grouping of separate or interconnected horizontal rows. Grow on living or dead coarse woody debris.
Yellow flowers with maroon veins, grows in forests from coast inland to mid elevations.
Native to the west coast of North America. Evergreen, coniferous tree, mostly grows in high altitudes. Grows very slowly and can get really old.
Northern Raven. Found all across northern hemisphere, one of the most widely distributed corvids. They live typically 10-15 years in the wild, although up to 40 years has been recorded. Large, all black passerine (perching) bird. Travels in flocks when young but later mate for life. Omnivorous diet. Extremely opportunistic and versatile, thought to be highly intelligent.
herbaceous, perennial plant producinging flowering stems in early spring, large leaves through summer. Edible and located mostly along stream beds, moist or shaded ground.
Acer refers to the characteristic points and opposite leaf arrangements of maple leaves. Most maples are deciduous and shade-tolerant with dense and fibrous root systems. Late-successional species in ecology. Found throughout Asia, Europe, and US.
Known as true morels - genus of edible mushrooms. Highly sought after in cuisine and have the appearance of a honeycomb. Also known as the sponge mushroom.
Common and widespread duck known for its large, spatulate bill.
Grey-blue in color. Large wading bird that is part of heron family. Common near shores of open water and wetlands. Distributed throughout North and Central America.
Found in a variety of wetland habitats throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Leaves are mostly alternate, simple, jointless, and usually bearing flowering spikes. Rhizomes spread horizontally under the surface of muddy surface and play an important role in the conversion of wetland bodies to marshland and eventually dry land.
Prominently shaped neck. Mohawk style feathers on head. Crest can be lowered or raised.
Lives in wetlands and prominent through the Americas, Europe, Asia, and North Africa.
Green legs. Very slow, distinct walk. Extremely pointed beak. Well hidden in marshes, bogs, and wet meadows. Solitary and long distance migratory bird. Most active at dusk.
Lives in primarily aquatic settings. Come in shades of greens and browns and can change colors. Males usually smaller than females.
Hooked beak. Spotted breast. Golden eyes. Relatively large wing span competitive to body. Deep v shape on breast and horizontal stripes on tail feathers. Primarily white breast and brown back. Green on the bridge of beak. Juvenile. Found in a wide range of habitats to include grasslands, deserts, coniferous and deciduous forests, and urban areas. One if the most common buteos in North America. Displays sexual dimorphism in size with females averaging 25% heavier than males.
Evergreen fern. Native to PNW. Thrives in cool, moist climates. Grows on trunks and branches of deciduous trees, rocks, logs, wet, mossy humus. Rock-dependent.
Found in moist forests and stream margins, especially coastal forests. Perennial shrub with woody stems, two-sided leaflets. Produces magenta to purple, small flowers in early spring to summer. Fruits large yellow to orange-red raspberries in late summer, early autumn. Forms large thickets, thrive under Alders.
Migratory songbird belonging to the thrush family. Prominent red-orange breast, grey to black wings and back. Orange beak and white-rimmed eyes. Eats invertebrates, fruits, and berries. Widespread throughout North America, Canada, and Mexico.
Deciduous shrub. Closely-packed, white to red berry clusters. Poisonous to humans but an important source of food for birds. Native plant.