Small tree has many dark brown/reddish, oppositely arranged leaves which are palmately compound.
Shrub is woody, with small bilabial flowers. Leaves are spike-like and yield a very distinct rosemary scent when crushed.
Plant is woody and is growing as a large bush. Flower perianth is 5-parted with epipetalous stamens terminating in poricidal anthers characteristic of the family Ericaceae. Flowers are deeply pink in color, though much lighter pink flowers are interspersed on different branches of the plant. Pistil is compound.
Specimen has bright purplish/pink flowers distinctly resembling those of a rhododendron, though smaller and more petite in size. Plant is woody and exhibits alternate arrangement of thick, leathery leaves.
Mushroom growing under conifer
Possibly common cammas, Camassia quamash
Several patches at lower altitudes in mud flats and near pond.
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.
Three individuals were observed in a flock of 300 American Wigeon. All showing green around or near the eye.