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Bigleaf Maple Acer macrophyllum

Observer

hammett2

Date

October 27, 2014

Description

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.

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Bigleaf Maple (Acer macrophyllum) Acer macrophyllum

Observer

carpenterkf

Date

October 26, 2014 04:23 PM PDT

Description

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)

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Nootka Rose Rosa nutkana

Observer

lilfae

Date

October 11, 2014 10:14 AM PDT

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Common Snowberry Symphoricarpos albus

Observer

lilfae

Date

October 11, 2014 10:13 AM PDT

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Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens

Observer

blubayou

Date

September 16, 2014 05:05 PM CDT

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Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis

Observer

blubayou

Date

September 16, 2014 05:07 PM CDT

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Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis

Observer

blubayou

Date

September 16, 2014 05:05 PM CDT

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Banana Slugs Genus Ariolimax

Observer

megmats

Date

October 11, 2014

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Observer

aidanwalkero

Date

October 12, 2014

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Nootka Rose Rosa nutkana

Observer

aidanwalkero

Date

October 12, 2014

Description

Shrub with small round leaves and red berries.

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Observer

aidanwalkero

Date

October 12, 2014

Description

A black and orange caterpillar covered in fuzzy hair.

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Northern Pacific Treefrog Pseudacris regilla

Observer

aidanwalkero

Date

October 12, 2014

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American Bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus

Observer

blubayou

Date

September 16, 2014 11:41 AM CDT

Description

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American Bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus

Observer

blubayou

Date

September 16, 2014 11:55 AM CDT

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American Bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus

Observer

blubayou

Date

September 16, 2014 12:13 PM CDT

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Common Jewelweed Impatiens capensis

Observer

blubayou

Date

September 16, 2014 12:52 PM CDT

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Northern Pacific Treefrog Pseudacris regilla

Observer

blubayou

Date

September 16, 2014 01:14 PM CDT

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Northern Red-legged Frog Rana aurora

Observer

blubayou

Date

September 16, 2014 01:42 PM CDT

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Paddle-tailed Darner Aeshna palmata

Observer

blubayou

Date

September 16, 2014 01:28 PM CDT

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Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

Observer

hawnzd

Date

February 17, 2013

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Observer

hawnzd

Date

March 27, 2014

Description

There is a gall on the stalk of the thimbleberry.

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American Bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus

Observer

hawnzd

Date

May 27, 2014

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Northern Red-legged Frog Rana aurora

Observer

hawnzd

Date

October 17, 2013

Description

Found just sitting in the open on the Nisqually estuary Trail

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Raccoon Procyon lotor

Observer

brewbooks

Date

February 23, 2008 12:52 PM PST

Description

Raccoon hunting for lunch
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
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American Coot Fulica americana

Observer

brewbooks

Date

February 23, 2008 02:34 PM PST

Description

Lone Coot in the Marsh
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

brewbooks

Date

February 23, 2008 02:56 PM PST

Description

Great Blue Heron Hunting
Great Blue Heron Shot through my bino's
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
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Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

brewbooks

Date

February 23, 2008 02:56 PM PST

Description

A pair of geese, seen while walking around Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
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Genus Rosa

Observer

brewbooks

Date

February 23, 2008 03:05 PM PST

Description

Unknown red fruit, but I think these may be rose hips based on some help. and also unknown yellow lichen
We wondered why with all the birds about, that these red berries remain uneaten. They must be unpalatable to most of the birds?

Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
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Western Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta ssp. bellii

Observer

brewbooks

Date

February 23, 2008 12:12 PM PST

Description

Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Western Painted Turtle
Chrysemys picta belli

Apologize for hot such a clear image, but I was shooting this with my poor man's telephoto (my binos). Here is an overall view

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Emydidae
Genus: Chrysemys
Species: C. picta

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Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

Observer

brewbooks

Date

February 23, 2008 12:48 PM PST

Description

I was very happy to see that one of the numerous photos I took of this Great Horned Owl in a maple tree turned out. THis image was shot through my binoculars... poor mans telephoto lens.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Bubo
Species: B. virginianus
Bubo virginianus

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