Egg masses in wetland
Egg mass found in wetland
Family Name: Polytrichaceae. Description: Also know as Juniper Haircap Moss. This moss resembles tiny pine trees. This type of moss is ground dwelling with pointy bluish-green leaves that have red tips.
Family Name: Sapindanceae. Description: Also known as the Bigleaf Maple. This deciduous tree is very large in height and width. The leaves are palmately lobed and have five deeply lobed opposite leaves. Its samara have wings shaping in a "V". This tree is also a common host for licorice fern.
Family Name: Polypodiaceae. Description: Also known as the maidenhair fern or the five-fingered fern. Thus fern is delicate and palmately branched with a shiny black to brown leaf stalk. The sori are oblonged shaped and are located on the margins of the upper leaflets also known as the pinnea.
Family Name: Cornaceae (Dogwood). Description: Shubby plant that's dark green in color. When in bloom it produces white petals.
Found in the Capital Forest area in the outskirts of Olympia, WA. Found on a small broken log near a Acer Macrophyllum. I also found it on the tree near by. Most of the area had recently been logged. The liverwort was dark green in color and shiny, and had a spreading mat. Pinnately branched.
the lichen is a light green and has branching at the end of the small projections.
A snail with a shell that sits horizontally on it's back.