Paedomorphic adult found in the lake. Many paedomorphic Northwestern Salamanders were found during an evening night hike. A citizen science team from the Tacoma Nature Center recently found over 80 egg masses in one of their six plots but only two terrestrial adults have been observed by staff and volunteers over the last several years. We have always assumed the lake would house Northwestern Salamanders that expressed paedomorphism and tonight defiantly proved it.
Found many amongst eelgrass. This one swam into my net so I took the opportunity to take a closer look.
Observed at least 4 individuals heading south west a few hundred feet off shore.
Black-eyed Hermit Crab
Found relatively high on the beach. Was sitting partial out of the water on a rock.
Two female were heard and seen flying around the golf course from oak tree to oak tree.
Note the red-bordered light eye, broad white leading edge on much darker wings than other gulls. eBird checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S13519381
vivid orange. some were growing out of wood-pecker'd holes.
purple jelly squiggles