A tall purpled flower plant found near the entrance of the union bay natural area. It was about two feet tall. and there were many clusters/stalks of these purple flowers.
Also known as morning glory. the vine was wrapping around a few of the other plants and were growing along the pathways and steeper surfaces. It was not blooming. The area is mostly forest cover with lots of ground vegetation. The weather and climate is also cool and wet.
A young horse-chestnut tree growing amongst the vine maple and big leaf maple trees. I can only assume it was young as these were the only noticeable leaves. The entire area is damp with a lot of forest cover.
This was hard to identify given the complexity of the area, but I believe it is gray sedge. It has alternate stalks with clusters of seeds at the top. I also thought it could be a grass, of some sort, but they were rather thick stalks and it grew tall. surrounding it was various other vegetation and the area is hilly with a lot of forest cover.
I found this interesting plant of which I have now idea what it is. It has small bead-like white flowers that all hang in a line from on stalk, which had single leaves growing from it. The area is rather steep and this particular plant was growing out of the gap between cement bricks/blocks. It was a wet day and the area and climate in general is always cool and moist. Surrounding it are sedges, vines, and a a multitude of other native plants. The area is mostly forest cover.
A small pinkish white flower and uniques leaves, were hard to find as they were either covered by the larger ground vegetation, or there were very few. The area is mostly forest cover with lots of ground vegetation. The weather and climate is also cool and wet.
There were no berries to be found on this plant, and the leaves seemed bigger than a red huckleberry, but ultimately I decided, it was probably huckleberry given the shape of the leaves and look of the branches. The area is forest with a lot of different ground cover.
A plant that was not blooming and so is difficult to identify. At first I thought it was skunk cabbage, but the leaves did not seem to be quite the same as skunk cabbage. There were a few of these plants and the entire area is mostly forest cover. The larger leaves were about 4 inches wide and a 1 - 1/5 feet tall. Any ideas?
A lot of horsetail found around the Montlake interlaken park. The area is in general hilly, but flat by the sidewalks and streets. It's also very damp in the area, though that could be attributed to the weather that day.
Black-capped chickadee in a tree! It is hard to see, but it's there.
A Stellar's Jay found nearby my hometown. Clearly a dark blue with blackish head.
Hard to see. But I saw a white bellied swallow, with a dark colored back. Amongst these swallows were barn swallows. They were flying around grassy fields and over ponds. The entire area is near the water.
A savannah sparrow found in the union bay natural area. Found this bird new a small pond with many tall grasses nearby.
A turtle found sitting on a log near the union bay natural area. From this distance, I do not know what species the turtle is.
A red-winged black bird. Male due to the bright color on the wings.
A bumble bee probably trying to crawl back into it's hive/hole in the ground where it resides.