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robertmarsh

Date

April 3, 2012

Description

Brown face, gray body with a paler hite belly. Smaller and more territorial than the wewstern gray squirrel. Can be seen making an olfactory scent marking on bitter cherry branch. Done by scraping aay at the bark and rubbing cheek on the location.

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robertmarsh

Date

March 31, 2012

Description

A variety of the Cladonia genus of lichens. recognizeable by the bright red sets of lips that sit on top of the lichen.

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robertmarsh

Date

March 31, 2012

Description

Just starting to flower at te end of march. Recognizeable hanging pink flowers. Leaves resemble a rounder version of salmonberry, and with rounder serrations on the edge of the leaf.

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western sweet coltsfoot (Petasites frigidus palmatus) Petasites frigidus ssp. palmatus

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robertmarsh

Date

March 31, 2012

Description

Two distinct herbaceous forms to this plant. A wide round and deeply lobed leaf that probably is the namesake is the first, on its on stem. The second part of this plant is a thick stalk that grows slightly taller and supports the large white flower head, there are triangular leaves attached to the flowering stalk.

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broad-leaved dock (Rumex obtusifolius) Rumex obtusifolius

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robertmarsh

Date

June 4, 2012

Description

Large broad almost heart shaped leaves, that appear wrinkled from a dstance. Usually the leaves were found in pairs of two like in this picture.

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Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) Melospiza melodia

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robertmarsh

Date

June 4, 2012

Description

dark camoflauged bird hiding in the understory of some blackberry. Fat with an upright tail, and paler colored belly and a dark beak. Had four distinguishable white markings on its face, two of them were like an eyebrow , one for each eye, the other two were similarly shaped but under the eye on each side, together they almost make a white x pattern on the birds face.

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robertmarsh

Date

June 4, 2012

Description

A small vine with long, pointed, and heart shaped leaves, with a central leaf vein and lateral veins, climbing a tall grass stem. The other individuals sted were also climbng grass stems. The leaves are very unique in that the outer edge has a very thin majenta colored outline, the same color as the vine stem itself, whch is herbaceous, and winds around the grass stem in a perfectly helical formation.

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carrot Daucus carota ssp. sativus

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robertmarsh

Date

June 4, 2012

Description

Pinnate leaflets with serrated individual leaves, on bare stalk that goes to ground, sometimes forks to form multiple compound leaflets. Looks like a member of the carrot family?

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Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) Urtica dioica

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robertmarsh

Date

June 4, 2012

Description

Sited in a patch on the other side of the trail than a small creek. Likes wet area. Morphology is recognizeable because of wide serrated leaves with a central veing, off of which the lateral veins all come and then fork themselves. Also the vertical structure of the plant is such that the leaves look like horizontal platforms on vertical stem.

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robertmarsh

Date

June 4, 2012

Description

Upright stem on herbaceous forb. Dark greeen, Leaves have clear central vein and are long and thin, roundly serrated edges.

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Dog-rose (Rosa canina) Rosa canina

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robertmarsh

Date

June 4, 2012

Description

Similar serrated leaves and flower to nootka rose. Distinguishable by the morphology and density of thorns on stem. Dog rose has fewer, longer and sturdier thorns.

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robertmarsh

Date

June 4, 2012

Description

Pinnate compound leaf produces 3 leaves. Leaves are oval, green, with lighter green interior marking in the shape of a triangle on all leaves. Pinnate leaflets of 3 grow opposite another leaflet. Flower is large and bright pinkish purple and white, resembles the flower of thistle

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robertmarsh

Date

June 4, 2012

Description

Looked like a large shrubby plant at first, similarly sized to a vine maple. Smooth leaves, oppositely postioned on stem, with acute angled and concave lateral veins coming off central leaf vein in pairs, but were slightly staggered in allignment. counted 6 pairs of veins on a large leaf, no serrations on leaf edge. Upright bunches of four pointed white flowers. Each petal is triangular shaped, long and pointed. At this time of year most of the flowers were closed into tiny green pods on the tops of the bunched flower stems.

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Bumble bees (Bombus) Genus Bombus

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robertmarsh

Date

June 4, 2012

Description

Mostly yellow with darker abdomen, was pollinating a snowberry shrub

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robertmarsh

Date

June 4, 2012

Description

Tripetal leaf, deeply lobed, bilaterally symmetric. Stem forks at the top into to tufts of flower heads, resemble grass flowers. Plant grows all on one stem with small divergent branches. Flower is star shaped, very pale green, with stamen sticking out more than twice as far as the petals in a perfectly bilatterally symmetric 5 point star shape.

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fringe cups (Tellima grandiflora) Tellima grandiflora

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robertmarsh

Date

June 4, 2012

Description

Furry stem results in a whitish tint on the stalk. The leaves are low growing, almost heart shaped, and serrated by big and small divisions of teeth. Leaves have radial vein pattern. Flowers grow alternately off of stalks that rise above the leaf cover, growing from midway up the tem to the top of it. Closed flower buds resemble the shape of blueberries, but are pale green.

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robertmarsh

Date

June 4, 2012

Description

5 petalled bright yellow flower, solid coloured, petals distinctly individually spaced radially. Closed flower head resembles a spiny green pea sized orb, the spines made up of the old stames, still with tiny yellow heads on the top of each stamen. Has two leaf formations, both are visible in photo. The more serrated deeply lobed leaves grow off the main stem and higher up.

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Buttercups Genus Ranunculus

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robertmarsh

Date

June 4, 2012

Description

Has two different kinds of leaves. Main herbaceous leaves shown in picture, Leaves on stem below flower head are much smaller and triangular shaped.

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Grass

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robertmarsh

Date

June 4, 2012

Description

Hollow stem, white flowering head, Somewhat open trailhead entrance

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mosquitoes Family Culicidae

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robertmarsh

Date

June 4, 2012

Description

Larvae have round heads and tadpole like bodies. They spend their time at the surface of stagnant water in late spring and summer. They quickly sink to the bottom when disturbed or frightened.

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robertmarsh

Date

June 3, 2012

Description

Vine growing on a douglas fir on the edge of an open area. Sited also on a cottonwood nearby. Thick vines rooted from te ground climb up trunk of the tree. This one isn't flowering or producing leaves because we cut it last year because it was parasitizing the tree.

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robertmarsh

Date

June 3, 2012

Description

Tree species, growing in open area in western hemlock vegetation, somewhat riparian, tolt river nearby but downhill from habitat.

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american brooklime (Veronica americana) Veronica americana

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robertmarsh

Date

June 3, 2012

Description

herbaceous forb, low to the ground <1ft. Flowering head resembles lupine a bit because of the vertical orientation and the number and colour of the flowers, its much smaller though. The flowers themselves are light purple with parallel markings leading to the pollen at the center. Leaves are wide and serrated.

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robertmarsh

Date

June 3, 2012

Description

Colony of black and yellow catterpillars with long hairs. Distinguishable because of their social behavior, and their nest in an alder tree. The nest resembles a white club with many black spots (feces), that is wrapped around a branch of the tree. In this case, the tree was an alder, which means the area needed to be open with almost full sun. The caterpillars construct many rooms inside the tent, which are carefully alligned to have varying relative temperatures. Some peoplle consider it a pest because they will eat the leaves of the tree.

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cascara (Frangula purshiana) Frangula purshiana

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robertmarsh

Date

June 3, 2012

Description

Short deciduous tree species sited on the edge of an open area. Leaves are glabrous on upper side, with 10-15 pairs of lateral veins coming off a central vein. Round oval shaped leaves, finely serrated.

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Oregon forestsnail (Allogona townsendia) Allogona townsendiana

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robertmarsh

Date

June 3, 2012

Place

carnation (Google, OSM)

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ceanothus silk moth (Hyaphora euryalus) Hyalophora euryalus

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robertmarsh

Date

June 3, 2012

Description

antennae are in the form of wide feathers. Wings are patterned brown, with black spots at the far corner of each of the fore wings, and a short, pale yellow line marking in the center of the forewings.

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robertmarsh

Date

June 3, 2012

Description

herbaceous forb, long skinny leaves with deeply lobed flacid spine-like edges

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Garry Oak (Quercus garryana) Quercus garryana

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robertmarsh

Date

June 3, 2012

Description

Roundly lobed leaves characteristic of oak trees. Grows on the edges of the old logging road, not inside the western hemlock vegetated forest because it is a pioneering tree species. Only native oak to Washington State's pacific northwest

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bull thistle (Cirsium lanceolatum) Cirsium vulgare

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robertmarsh

Date

June 3, 2012

Description

very prickly all over, verticle trunk, with large spiny leaves. Will produce a bright pink flower that sits on top of a bulge in the stem that is covered in pricklers.

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