Pretty terrible quality picture coming off the ipod, but a song sparrow hopping along the trail we spotted on a tour of the Union Bay Natural Area.
Common house fly, seen on campus at the University of Washington.
Turtles standing on a log in the Union Bay Natural Area. Their silhouettes are just visible in this picture.
Lodgepole pine, identified through the UW campus tree tour. Seen behind Meany Hall.
Seen in the Union Bay Natural Area
Cottonwood tree, growing in the Union Bay Natural Area.
Growing along the embankment of a pond in the Union Bay Natural Area.
Seen alongside a marshy area in the Union Bay Natural Area while looking for birds in the area.
Spotted alongside the trail of the Union Bay Natural Area.
A black fungus growing on a log, difficult to identify.
Seen growing in a damp, wood chip area that was highly conducive to the growth of this mushroom of many names (Japanese Parasol).
Spotted in the denser part of the woods in the UBNA, growing on stick in the dirt.
Seen on the fungus tour of UBNA growing on a log.
Found along near the water in the Union Bay Natural Area.
Found in the Union Bay Natural Area while learning about the various forbes in the area.
Seen growing on a log in a damper area of the Union Bay Natural Area.
Common pigeons seen on campus, pecking at words or seeds in the grass on campus.
Found in the UW's forested area near the Heron rookery. Western red cedars are common in the PNW and were widely used by the Native Americans.
Seen on a tour of trees along the Burke Gilman Trail.
Tree seen to the side of the Burke Gilman Trail adjacent to the UW campus. The cool bark of the "refrigerator tree" is indicative of its lack of a dead layer of bark.
While not growing out in the wild, this plant is the Washington State flower and a derivative of a native species. Found growing along the streets of the U-District.
Northwestern Crow spotted near Green Lake in Seattle.
Seen off the trail in Carkeek Park. Young stinging nettle I believe.
An American Robin the grass of Carkeek park.
Fire moss, found growing along a stone railing on the UW campus, just off the Burke Gilman trail near the botany greenhouse.
Seen growing on the University of Washington campus near the Burke-Gilman trail. White rot type fungus.
Several individuals of agrocybe praecox growing in patches on a particular wood-chip paved portion of campus. The fungi seemed to thrive in the damp woody regions of campus.
What our resident fungal-expert grad student thought was some sort of slime mold. Just from google, my guess is the Lycogala epidendrum, or Wolf's milk. Found growing on a log in a moist, mushroom laden environment.