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Limpet

Observer

cometkom

Date

August 8, 2014 09:40 AM PDT

Description

On a rock, hard to move.

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Mussel Order Mytiloida

Observer

cometkom

Date

August 8, 2014 10:07 AM PDT

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Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers Family Laridae

Observer

cometkom

Date

August 8, 2014 10:18 AM PDT

Description

looking for food near the tide.

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cometkom

Date

August 8, 2014 09:42 AM PDT

Description

Soft and squishy. Shrinks when disturbed/poked.

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What

Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus

Observer

dgovoni

Date

May 14, 2014 06:17 PM EDT

Description

Bushtit, Psaltriparus minimus (Townsend, 1837). BUSH. Titlow Park (WA-14-16), Tacoma, Pierce Co., Washington, USA. Photo by David L. Govoni ©2014.

Cornell: www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/bushtit/id
Audubon: birds.audubon.org/birds/bushtit
EOL: eol.org/pages/1050833/overview
Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_bushtit

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Hawks, Eagles, and Kites Family Accipitridae

Observer

tikaani

Date

March 10, 2014

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Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus

Observer

bigkage

Date

August 11, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Two Pileated Woodpeckers in a neighbor's back yard pecking at a rotting stump.

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American Robin Turdus migratorius

Observer

herptracker

Date

April 29, 2007

Place

Tacoma, WA (Google, OSM)

Description

A robin's nest fond in a Scotch Broom. The adult female lifted off the nest when I came by and revealed its location.

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jplattner

Date

July 9, 2013 10:16 AM PDT

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jplattner

Date

July 9, 2013 09:40 AM PDT

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What

Bigleaf Maple Acer macrophyllum

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sjenniferc

Date

May 16, 2013 07:55 PM PDT

Description

Many stems Growing from a stump. About 15' tall. Very lush with leaves all vibrant shades of green. Some leaves up to 16" across.

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Human Homo sapiens

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sjenniferc

Date

May 13, 2013 08:38 PM PDT

Description

Natural habitat in front of the heater.

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yoon1990

Date

April 5, 2013

Place

U district (Google, OSM)

Description

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.

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Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus

Observer

john8

Date

March 23, 2013

Place

Tacoma, WA (Google, OSM)

Description

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

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paneolus

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kbowlden23

Date

November 28, 2012 02:59 PM PST

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kbowlden23

Date

November 28, 2012 03:03 PM PST

Description

hair-like fungus. sticking straight up out of cat poop in the compost pile.

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paneolus

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kbowlden23

Date

November 28, 2012 03:05 PM PST

Description

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

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kbowlden23

Date

November 28, 2012 03:19 PM PST

Description

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.

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kbowlden23

Date

November 28, 2012 03:21 PM PST

Description

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.

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kbowlden23

Date

November 28, 2012 03:26 PM PST

Description

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.

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What

Cobweb Spiders Family Theridiidae

Observer

merrybugs

Date

September 8, 2012

Description

Enoplognatha ovata. Found indoors. Slow moving, resembles what I would think an albino male black widow would look like.

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Phylum Ascomycota Phylum Ascomycota

Observer

mossy

Date

May 6, 2012

Description

Bright yellow pollution loving lichens cover the trees here. The evernia and the parmelia look strange, stunted and contorted.

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mossy

Date

May 6, 2012

Description

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.

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moneyplant (Lunaria annua) Lunaria annua

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sjenniferc

Date

April 22, 2012 04:54 PM PDT

Description

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.

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flowering quince (Genus Chaenomeles) Genus Chaenomeles

Observer

sjenniferc

Date

April 15, 2012 02:30 PM PDT

Description

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.

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mustards Family Brassicaceae

Observer

sjenniferc

Date

April 15, 2012 02:17 PM PDT

Description

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.

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sjenniferc

Date

April 15, 2012 02:15 PM PDT

Description

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.

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What

Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Observer

bigkage

Date

April 7, 2012

Description

Soaring in circles above Chambers Creek canyon.

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Deer oak Quercus sadleriana

Observer

sjenniferc

Date

April 6, 2012 04:30 PM PDT

Description

Also known as Sadler. Surrounded by sword fern and rhododendron. Fagaceae family. Over 10' tall and twice as wide.

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Butterfly bush Buddleja davidii

Observer

sjenniferc

Date

April 6, 2012 08:03 AM PDT

Description

Invasive. About 4 ft tall near lumberyard