I saw these small, bright orange jelly fungi on a log growing over the stream at Carkeek Park.
This deciduous tree is very common in the Seattle area. It has large, 5 point leaves and smooth bark. It can grow to be quite tall and is found in moist, temperate forests. It does especially well in close proximity to streams.
I saw this weed at Discovery Park. I see it everywhere, but I don't know what it is! It has a limp stem and it is very sticky.
This slug was much skinnier than the robust brown slug and had a smoother body with more distinct antennae. It was a honey color rather than dark brown. See journal entry for carkeek park for more info on slug comparison.
I see these horsetails everywhere! They have a hollow stalk with tiers of branches sticking out in a circle around the stalk. If you break one, it separates into distinct sections.
This tree was smaller with relatively thin branches and trunk. The leaves are almond shaped and have distinct veins. It also has upward facing bunches of tiny white flowers.
I saw this fungi on a decomposing log at Carkeek Park. It is black and dark gray. It resembles a fungus we saw on a campus fungi tour (Genus Hypoxylon) but I am definitely not certain of this. Any suggestions are welcome!
I saw this mossy log lying across the stream and notices globs of bright orange fungus growing on the side. It was difficult to get close, otherwise I would have gotten a better picture.
I saw this European Holly in Carkeek park. I identified it by the shiny, dark green leaves that have several sharp points. This specimen was about 4 feet tall.
Check out these awesome shelf fungi growing on a mossy log in Carkeek Park! They were quite large, about 6 inches across. At first I thought they were Artist's Conk, but considering the coloration I am not sure.
I saw these three turkey tail fungi growing on a log. They always grow horizontally, parallel to the ground. They are each about 3 inches long and have a striped variation in color.
I saw this log on the ground near the stream. It is absolutely covered in various lichens and fungi! I believe I see some parmelia sulcata in there, as well as evernia prunastri.
I saw this brown slug beside the trail in a pile of wet, dead leaves. It has a rounded body with a flat underside and a ridged, slimy brown body. It is about 2 in long.
Although there were no pink flowers, I recognized this plant by the brightly colored berries and leaf shape.
I do not recognize this fern. At first I thought it was lady fern, but now I think it is too large and the fronds look different. Anyone know what this species is?
I saw this specimen off the trail at Carkeek Park. The leaves are opposite and oval shaped, coming to a point at the end. They are serrated in ridges on the edges. I distinguished it from dull oregon grape by the tall woody stalk and shiny dark green leaves.
This western sword fern was seen in Carkeek Park off the side of the trail. It has dark green fronds that are shiny on top and have round, yellow sori on the bottom in rows of 2.