Mitten shaped leaves, foamy white berries
Growing on big leaf maple. Orange sporangia on underside of leaf. Teethed edges. Rhizomial roots that taste like licorice.
Off trail under big leaf maple dominated forest/wetland. Soft leaves. Pinnate leaves. Next to sword fern
Large, often multi-stemmed, to 35m tall; young bark green and smooth, older bark grey-brown, ridged, and often covered with mosses, lichens, and ferns. Opposite, deciduous, 5-lobed maple leaves, 15-30 cm across, dark green above, paler below, turning yellow in the autumn; leaf stalk exudes milky juice when cut.
Very big tree, at least 30 ft. tall. 5-lobed leaves with distinct lobes, v-shaped samaras on the ground under the tree branches. Bark is dark brown, mosses on fallen branches nearby. There are young maples and other small trees, as well as quite a bit of blackberry or black raspberry surrounding the large tree. (At Nisqually Wildlife Refuge)
Shrub with small round leaves and red berries.
A black and orange caterpillar covered in fuzzy hair.
There is a gall on the stalk of the thimbleberry.
Found just sitting in the open on the Nisqually estuary Trail
Raccoon hunting for lunch
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge