On a rock, hard to move.
looking for food near the tide.
Soft and squishy. Shrinks when disturbed/poked.
Bushtit, Psaltriparus minimus (Townsend, 1837). BUSH. Titlow Park (WA-14-16), Tacoma, Pierce Co., Washington, USA. Photo by David L. Govoni ©2014.
Two Pileated Woodpeckers in a neighbor's back yard pecking at a rotting stump.
A robin's nest fond in a Scotch Broom. The adult female lifted off the nest when I came by and revealed its location.
Many stems Growing from a stump. About 15' tall. Very lush with leaves all vibrant shades of green. Some leaves up to 16" across.
Natural habitat in front of the heater.
Glubose leaf shape as opposed to sharp pointed leaf shape like that of xanthoryparis. Within a large tree located within the UW campus not very far from Hitchcock hall.
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
hair-like fungus. sticking straight up out of cat poop in the compost pile.
growing grouped together scattered all around the garden beds that's mixed with compost. the conic cap has some striation that's almost transparent. cap is moatly brown to buff tan at apex and margins. skinny stalk is shiney gray
slimy membranous veil covering the soft decurrent almost waxy gills. purple tan cap and white stalk. growing clustered on the ground under pines. there are maybe 10 mushrooms of different sizes and ages growing off the same lump of stalk here and when I broke this down the middle its bright yellow and super spongey.
lilac purple gills and stipe. stipe scaley and fading purple to dull purple at base. in the ground on pine needle duff. growing scattered and in groups. bright purple fuzzy mycellium just under the ground. on a hill between a grassy field and a main street. the taste and smell are very mild. not unpleasant at all.
growing in grass scattered under conifers. rusty orange spores. bright orange/yellow gills with dull orange cap thats duller brown zonation at the margins. short stipe compared to the cap width. stipe is rex-brown and fribillose. take and smells a luttle radishy.
Enoplognatha ovata. Found indoors. Slow moving, resembles what I would think an albino male black widow would look like.
Bright yellow pollution loving lichens cover the trees here. The evernia and the parmelia look strange, stunted and contorted.
I believe this is Evernia prunastri but it is quite stunted from the air pollution in Tacoma. Tacoma is an official "dirty air city".
Bright yellow nitrogen loving lichens were the most dominant here and that is a sign of pollution.
Growing from under a lumber pile, there are about 10 plants. Flowers are violet-lavender with dark veining that looks like stripes down each of the 4 petals. Leaves are large (up to 5in long) and heart shaped. None of them were here a week ago. Today it was sunny and in the 70's.
Large pink and yellow flowers (almost 2'' wide) that appear to have developed before the young leaves or just at the same time. 5 petals. Leaves are a soft green with some appearing a reddish tone. Bark is dark brown and smooth with almost a greyish haze over it. Growing with dandelions in a front lawn.
Growing as a clumping mound next to dandelion, and some grass. Flowers small and white with 4 petals (many clustered together). Buds are a dark violet with lavender stripes where it will open. Leaves basal all up stem with other larger ones by themselves.
Bright sunny day. About 70F with southeast breeze. Growing next to the sidewalk with dandelions, and scattered clumps of grass. Felt very dry and crunchy.
Soaring in circles above Chambers Creek canyon.
Also known as Sadler. Surrounded by sword fern and rhododendron. Fagaceae family. Over 10' tall and twice as wide.