Poor Salamanders, with no snow in the Olympics there is no spring melt and their bog is drying out. These eggs were left high and dry.
I'm sure these are Ambystoma gracile. There were some tadpoles with legs in what is left of the water. I put about two liters of river water back into the hole, but not knowing if intervention would help or hurt I was afraid to do more than that. These eggs looked like there were no embryos in them but the week before they were very much alive.
The second picture was taken two weeks earlier and shows the same egg with water. I did scoot some of the eggs down to the water.
Carolina road duster I think. It has yellow wings.
On a log in the middle of a medium sized lake
Slug eating the Carpocephala.
A big Bird of prey swooped down from the deep woods and nearly went after my dog I think. It got really close to her, it was checking her out for sure. If my dog was a chihuahua I think she would have been a hawks lunch. I wondered if the Hawk was going to attack me as it checked me out too. Maybe it was nesting in the deep woods?? It flew away before I could get a good picture of it, then it sat on a branch and watched us for few seconds before it left. I was deep in old growth hemlock, never seen a hawk in that habitat before.. here are two really bad pictures of it. I guess the hawk saw the movement and thought mouse only to swoop down and see a dog??? Someone suggested northern goshawk