found along cedar river trail in renton. low growing bush.
blooming tree at end of the trail
conifer. also included is picture with pinecone. needles growing in groups of two.
newly hatched black and orange caterpillars.
Lots of starlings spotted in groups or pairs along the Cedar River Trail. They seem fairly comfortable around people. I can identify them by their yellow beaks and black body with white spots.
They look like female mallards without the spots. They're more plain colored. I seem to always see them hanging around mallards in ponds.
Male and female. Very familiar with humans. They let you get very close to them. Friendly and adorable.
These rabbits are very common by the Black River Forest along a certain driveway I have dubbed "Rabbit Road." They're very hard to spot because they blend right in, but once you start looking it's easy to find a lot of them. They're very jumpy and nervous. They stay close to their hole in bushes and come out in the evening to look for food. I thought it was a brush rabbit, but apparently those don't live in Washington, so now I think it might be an eastern cottontail.