This fern was all over the ground in this area. It was about 20 inches tall.
These flies were not moving very much on this leaf.
These berries are dark, and stand out particularly against the red. This woody bush was about 6 feet tall.
This large bush has the distinct maple leaves. It's about 6 feet tall.
Right next to the Electrical engineering building was this american robin sitting on a fallen log.
This slug was found underneath some fallen leaves on the ground. It was about 2 inches long.
This white rot mushroom was growing out of a tree stump.
This plant can be a remedy to tooth aches and nose bleeds. It has about 12 inches tall. It has purple flowers that contain 5 petals. The leaves of the plant have a very distinctive shape that reminds me of baby arugula.
Oyster mushrooms will grow on pretty much any wood surface, so long as it's moist. These mushroom are often eaten.
These bugs produce produce a froth like layer of plant sap while they're nymphs. This sap looks like spit. They are found typically in grassy areas.
This lichen was growing on a branch of a bush.
This mallard was following me as I was given my group tour. Apparently, he is accustomed to humans giving him food.
This wood pecker was huge. It was pecking at a fallen tree.
This fungi was found off of the trail at the Union bay natural area.
The gingko tree is native to china. The species have females and males. However, people tend to only use male ginkgo trees in public spaces because the females produce a rancid smell.
This tree drop little seed pods that are sterile. This was located in from of Roberts hall. They do well in urban environments because they are tolerant to air pollution.
This tree is located near the UW farm along stevens way. They can reach heights of 40 feet and live for hundred of years. This cedar has bright greed needles that are in bundles. The new growth in the needles are a brighter color than the older ones.
This is one of the long needles that comes from a big cone pine outside the School of forest resources. True to its name, the cones on these trees are huge.
This little red mushroom was about 1 inch long. It has a dark-purple spore print and was found in a heavily brushed area off of the trail. They aren't very common during the spring time; they're more common during the fall.
This charcoal gray fungus was about 1-2 inches tall. If you gently squeeze the cap, the gills smell like bleach.
This dark coal like bumps on the log is a hypoxylon. This white rot fungi grows annually.
This is the vegetative part of the fungus. If left in the ideal environment, a fruiting structure could appear.
Sterium is a wood rotting fungus. It doesn't have pores underneath the bracket like turkey tail. It's a vibrant orange color.
This mushroom was planar and found in a grassy lawn. The stem is firm enough to be snapped. The spore print is a dark brown.
This brown rot fungus was found growing out of a fallen conifer log. Its quite hard but the gills are very prominent.
This white rote fungus was found on a fallen log. They are quite tough and survive off of the wood material. They will always grow with their pores facing the ground. You can use them to make medicinal tea.
The twist in the alder tree is due to gnat larvae.
This is a male cinnamon teal swimming. Cinnamon teals, like mallards, are sexual dimorphic. The males have this rich orange color and females are brown. They are about 3/4 the size of mallards.
There turtles were all over the floating logs at the union bay natural area. They're really sensitive to sudden movements, so taking a picture was quite difficult. If they get too nevous, they will just jump back into the water. They ranged in size from about 8 -14 inches long.