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rose spirea (Spiraea douglasii) Spiraea douglasii

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lmiyamoto

Date

April 6, 2012 09:20 AM PDT

Description

I was walking along a park boardwalk on a wetland are on Friday morning when I noticed tall (approx. 6-7ft) weed or grass-like plants. They have little clusters of seeds at the top. They seem to have small opposite branches growing off of one main stem. Anyone have an idea of what it might be?

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lmiyamoto

Date

April 6, 2012 09:29 AM PDT

Description

While walking on the boardwalk I looked down around me and saw these little green aquatic plants growing in the water. There were clusters of them and sets of leaves we're growing off a single stalk. The area is a wetlands like area, with cattails and tall water-like plants. Each little leaflet is about half an inch or less long. The water here is fresh water with little to no current, and it is currently fairly cold. After attempting to identify it, I couldn't figure out what this plant is. Any ideas?

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lmiyamoto

Date

April 6, 2012 09:31 AM PDT

Description

Another species I didn't recognize. It's particular hard this time of year because the plant does not have leaves or berries or anything that could be easily recognizable. It does look to have opposite branches. The area is a wetland so the tree was surrounded by water.

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Blood-Spattered Beard (Usnea wirthii) Usnea flavocardia

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lmiyamoto

Date

April 6, 2012 09:33 AM PDT

Description

Hanging on a few bare branches I found some lichen. It was very try and a light grey-ish green.

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Cattail (Typha latifolia) Typha latifolia

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lmiyamoto

Date

April 6, 2012 09:34 AM PDT

Description

Some cattails I found walking along the boardwalk nearby by home. The environment is wetland like and the weather at the time was cool and dry.

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Buttercups Genus Ranunculus

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lmiyamoto

Date

April 6, 2012 09:48 AM PDT

Description

I think i found some white-water buttercup in the wetland area I was walking by. They were small and growing in the water. They were about an half an inch to an inch big.

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Indian-Plum (Oemleria cerasiformis) Oemleria cerasiformis

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lmiyamoto

Date

April 6, 2012 09:53 AM PDT

Description

Towards the end of a wetland area i was walking in, I found an Indian plum plant with the little white flowers hanging. Unlike most of the plants in the are, it was not growing in the water.

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Oregon-grape (Berberis aquifolium) Berberis aquifolium

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lmiyamoto

Date

April 6, 2012 09:57 AM PDT

Description

I found this plant with bright yellow flowers in a grassy field near a wetland area. It has point leaves and reddish brown branches. It seems to have alternate branches and is about 4 ft. tall. Each leaf is a couple inches long and there is a single leaf at the end of each branch and set of leaves. Some of the leaves have some red on them.

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lmiyamoto

Date

April 6, 2012 11:07 AM PDT

Description

Red huckleberry bush in the nature preserve growing on an old tree stump of some kind. No berries to be found but the leaves were a light green and fairly oval shaped. The branches where angled in many different directions and they were also light green. The entire bush is about 3 ft tall and 4 ft. Wide. The are is wet and large trees, mostly cedar, are nearby.

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Western Hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) Tsuga heterophylla

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lmiyamoto

Date

April 6, 2012 11:09 AM PDT

Description

A young western hemlock growing nearby a cedar in a forest like area located around a stream. There are other other hemlocks in the area as well. Weather wise, it is cold and damp. Needles are blunt and not regularly spaced and not regular in each needle's length.

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lmiyamoto

Date

April 8, 2012 04:19 PM PDT

Description

A squirrel running across a yard in Edmonds. It was a sunny day and the area had many trees and gardens. He was mostly light gray with a little light brown.

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Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum) Polystichum munitum

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lmiyamoto

Date

April 15, 2012 01:47 PM PDT

Description

There is a lot of sword fern the Mill Creek nature preserve. The area is forest and surrounding a stream. Many of these adult ferns cover the ground and there are currently not many young sword ferns growing. This particular plant had long stalks of edges leaves. Each stalk about two or three feet long. On the undersides of each leaflet are pollen collected in round shapes.

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lmiyamoto

Date

April 15, 2012 01:49 PM PDT

Description

Salmonberry in the forest like nature preserve that sounds a stream. This plant was found farther from the water than others in the area and has some bright pink/magenta flowers. No berries were found, and the plant was about 5 feet tall.

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lmiyamoto

Date

April 15, 2012 01:51 PM PDT

Description

This plant was all around in the moister area of thee nature preserve by the stream bank. It was low to the ground, with large leaves, but it was not blooming so I am not confident in my identification.

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Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) Pseudotsuga menziesii

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lmiyamoto

Date

April 15, 2012 01:54 PM PDT

Description

Douglas Fir I found in the forest nature preserve. The bark is very ridged and rough and the branches at the top seem to droop but it is difficult to tell from the ground. The area is moist and has other large trees, such as cedar, alder, and hemlock.

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Salal (Gaultheria shallon) Gaultheria shallon

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lmiyamoto

Date

April 15, 2012 01:56 PM PDT

Description

Salal on the side of a walkway. See journal.

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lmiyamoto

Date

April 15, 2012 01:57 PM PDT

Description

Near the stream in the nature preserve is this moss. The dirt the moss is growing in is very most and the area in general is cool and wet. It covers much of the ground area.

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Red Elderberry (Sambucus racemosa) Sambucus racemosa

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lmiyamoto

Date

April 15, 2012 01:59 PM PDT

Description

This is a tree that I found but I need help identifying. As far as I can tell the branches are opposite and relatively bare except for a few broad leaves with edged leaves and all the leaves look new and light green. It is nearby some Salmonberry and alders. Also, the area is wet and cool and nearby a stream bank.

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Douglas' Neckera (Neckera douglasii) Neckera douglasii

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lmiyamoto

Date

April 15, 2012 02:02 PM PDT

Description

I saw some moss growing on an alder tree. It was close to the base of the tree. The area is fairly wet. But the moss felt fairly dry. The moss it small, long an wavy. It was a medium grayish green. The closest identity I thought it was, was the douglas' Neckera.

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lmiyamoto

Date

April 15, 2012 02:05 PM PDT

Description

A rhododendron in the nature preserve that surrounds a stream. It's a forest area with many conifers and most ground.

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Skunk Cabbbage (Lysichiton americanum) Lysichiton americanus

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lmiyamoto

Date

April 15, 2012 02:07 PM PDT

Description

Skunk cabbage in he forest like nature preserve. Currently blooming and giving off a strong scent. See journal notes.

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Common dandelion (taraxacum officinale) Taraxacum officinale

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lmiyamoto

Date

April 15, 2012 02:08 PM PDT

Description

A common dandelion in a moist ground in a forest like area. The plant was in bloom with a few yellow flowers. There were grasses surrounding it as well as peat moss.

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lmiyamoto

Date

April 15, 2012 02:10 PM PDT

Description

Some horsetails I found on a small stream bank. The area is a forest-like nature preserve. The area is pretty moist and there are large alder, cedar, maple, and douglas fir trees in the area. The horsetail stalks in the area are about 6-inches or taller with a few small young stalks.

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lmiyamoto

Date

April 21, 2012 06:18 PM PDT

Description

I found this slug about an inch long found under a rock. It seems I have small holes on either side near the head. There seems to be no mantle and there is a dark pattern with stripes on the sides. Very dark brown. The surround area is cool and wet.

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lmiyamoto

Date

April 21, 2012 06:20 PM PDT

Description

Found a centipede about an inch long found near/on a rock. It was hard to identify and it may be wrong, and I could not find a scientific name. The dirt it is around is very moist. It is in a forest like area (nature preserve).

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lmiyamoto

Date

April 21, 2012 06:24 PM PDT

Description

I found this slug with a nice leaps rd like pattern on an old bench in the nature preserve. The day and area are wet and cold. It's about 3 inches long and found with many bugs surrounding it.

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lmiyamoto

Date

April 21, 2012 06:25 PM PDT

Description

A western red cedar found in a forest-like nature preserve. The area surrounds a stream and there are other trees such as hemlock, Douglas fir, alder, and maple. There are many cedars nearby this tree as well.

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European Earwig (Forficula auricularia) Forficula auricularia

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lmiyamoto

Date

April 21, 2012 06:28 PM PDT

Description

Found an earwig on a rock near a stream. The dirt I found it in is moist and there were a few plants and moss surround the area as well. It is small, about half an inch big.

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lmiyamoto

Date

April 25, 2012 07:17 AM PDT

Description

While walking in the Union bay Natural area, I found this plant. I am still not sure what it is but it seemed like a mint of some kind. It is fuzzy and purplish at the top and get more free towards the bottom bigger leaves. Also, the cluster of leaves grow on single stocks. They varied in hight but seemed no more than a foot tall.

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Mica cap (coprinellus micaceus) Coprinellus micaceus

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lmiyamoto

Date

April 25, 2012 07:38 AM PDT

Description

Mushrooms I found walking in the early morning in the Union Bay Natural Area. It was in a moist dirt area with many large trees next to a lot of water.

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