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.
Tree species, growing in open area in western hemlock vegetation, somewhat riparian, tolt river nearby but downhill from habitat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
herbaceous forb, long skinny leaves with deeply lobed flacid spine-like edges
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
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.
white spherical flower head comprised of individual flowers, not very densely packed together. Leaves are smooth and grouped in threes. herbaceous low growing plant.