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irenemoore

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

Resting nearby a raging river just outside Lake Cushman, was this Western redcedar, or Thuja plicata, of the family Cupressaceae. Some defining characteristics of this native plant are scaley needles, small reproductive cones, and red fibrous bark.

This tree should not be confused with true cedars of the family Cedrus. The fall view of this evergreen tree shows it sits by neighboring firs and hemlocks. Lichens and moss cling to its bark, absorbing all of the moisture-rich air.

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telissaw

Date

October 15, 2014 11:05 AM PDT

Description

Singular specimen, immature, slimy orange cap, white stalk, growing from decayed Douglas fir log in old growth hemlock and douglas fir dominated forest.

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telissaw

Date

October 15, 2014 10:50 AM PDT

Description

Cluster of two gilled, orange specimens. Flesh slightly brittle, growing from living old growth Douglas fir trunk. Weak pleasant aroma.

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telissaw

Date

October 15, 2014 10:30 AM PDT

Description

Single, fleshy, immature specimen, dark purple cap and stalk. papery veil present.

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mossy

Date

May 13, 2014

Description

Not far from a peat bog. This moss feels like spiky little pine trees, much more so than Polytrichum. I had to get a closer look.. I keyed it out in the Norris / Shevock Polytrichum key. It feels like some sort of strange hybrid between Polytrichum and Atrichum, it even looked like it had geminate teeth but on closer inspection it turned out that lammlea have teeth too.. I was able to key it out by running it through the Atrichum key in Norris / Shevock but not be running it straight through the key, I had to jump around a lot but I got there in the end.

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mossy

Date

May 13, 2014

Description

In a peat bog.. it's the red patch

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What

Frogs and Toads Order Anura

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mossy

Date

May 13, 2014

Description

Eggs.... frogs were hopping everywhere..

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mossy

Date

May 13, 2014

Description

These taste okay when ripe, but they are not the best tasting ones..

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mossy

Date

May 13, 2014

Description

In a peat bog.. so hard to ID this stuff.. I can't do a branch leaf cross section!

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What

Green Algae Phylum Chlorophyta

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mossy

Date

May 13, 2014

Description

at the headwaters of Church Creek.

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mossy

Date

May 13, 2014

Description

S1 species in Washington.. lots of in in this half mile of torn up road. I wonder how much was destroyed when the road was destroyed? But with no traffic on the road it should do well here for now..

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mossy

Date

May 13, 2014

Description

Not sure if I got the spot right on the map.. this was in a peat bog at the headwaters of Church Creek

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What

Violets Family Violaceae

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mossy

Date

May 13, 2014

Description

In the mountains on the side of a destroyed logging road.

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kaitlyntexley

Date

December 3, 2013 09:18 AM PST

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mabfae

Date

November 4, 2013 11:14 AM HST

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mossy

Date

October 16, 2013

Description

No sporophytes but the dark green color gave it away as a dung moss.

On the Church Creek trail in the old road section.

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mossy

Date

September 10, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Above 4,500 feet in the Olympics

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jimbelli

Date

July 14, 2013 11:00 AM PDT

Description

Directions from Olympia:
101 North to 6 miles north of Shelton; left on Skokomish Valley Road (at State Fish Hatchery). Go 5.3 miles; right on Forest Service Road #23. Go 13.5 miles; right at fork on #2361. Go 3.4 miles; left at fork on #2361-600. Go 2 miles to the end of the road and the Church Creek Trail trailhead.

Pathfinder has broadly arrow-shaped leaves with wavy margins and most notably, silver undersides that will show you the way home after you've walked through a stand of it. Tall, thin, hairy flower stalks with loose clusters of tiny white composite flowers. Massed at the base of a big silver fir with Maianthemum, oak fern/Gymnocarpium dryopteris, Gallium spp., bunchberry/Cornus canadensis, foamflower/Tiarella trifoliata, rosy twisted stalk.

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jimbelli

Date

July 14, 2013 04:15 PM PDT

Description

Like a smaller version of salal. Placed a salal leaf in the center of the photo for perspective. Starting at about 2500 feet elevation, the slope moderates and the timber species begin transitioning to those of higher elevations. Present are both western and mountain hemlocks, redcedar and yellow-cedar. The understory is primarily composed of huckleberries, V. membranaceum and V. ovalifolia, and beargrass, with plenty of other species tucked in and mosses covering every open space.

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jimbelli

Date

July 14, 2013 04:30 PM PDT

Description

For directions see top entry of the day.

Growing about a small seep in an area of numerous seeps and rills that feed a stream about a hundred feet below. Associated with big huckleberry, devil's club, deer fern, violet, oak fern, foamflower, waterleaf, Sitka valerian, salmonberry, slender orchids. See entry for Gaultheria ovatifolia for a more detailed description of the habitat.

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What

club moss Genus Lycopodium

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jimbelli

Date

July 14, 2013 03:00 PM PDT

Description

For directions see top entry of the day.

Bright green, leafy-to the point of looking fuzzy-stems. The bushy photo shows mostly one stem, with lateral stems coming up and curling over that main stem. Deer fern, salal, red huckleberry, twinflower, and overhead a mass of Pacific yew/Taxus brevifolia that sweeps downslope.

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jimbelli

Date

July 14, 2013 02:45 PM PDT

Description

For directions see the top entry of the day.

Growing on the lowest, shadiest bank of a steeply graded seasonal stream, no doubt impressive during spring melt but just dripping at this season. The thalli seem more round than Pojar's oblong ribbons, but otherwise...dark green and shiny. Check; 4-8 mm. Check; unbranched or in pairs. Check; wavy edges. Check; small blisters at midrib. Check. Oak ferns/Gymnocarpium dryopteris growing out of it. Wonder how the spores of the fern got into the mat of liverwort and found a purchase. Water I'd guess.

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What

Boykinia elata Boykinia occidentalis

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jimbelli

Date

July 14, 2013 01:00 PM PDT

Description

For directions see the top entry of the day.

A perennial saxifrage I'd never seen before. Distinctive heart-shaped leaves with deep pointy lobes and jagged margins, the leaves getting smaller as they go up the flower stems. Following Pojar's description, I could pick out with my hand lens the brown bristles like loose threads at the stipules, as well as the red glandular hairs of the flower stems. Flowers white, 5 petals, grouped near the top of the stems. Associated with deer fern, goatsbeard, vanilla leaf, devil's club.

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jimbelli

Date

July 14, 2013 12:30 PM PDT

Description

A trailing evergreen bramble, snow bramble has very shiny leaves, the older ones dark green, the new growth bright green. Leaves in various combinations, either in three parts, merged to three lobes, or entire and heart-shaped. The whole plant prickly, even the ribs on the underside of the leaves. Associated with violet/Viola spp., deer fern, vanilla leaf, bunchberry, fool's huckleberry/Menziesia ferruginea, red huckleberry.

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jimbelli

Date

July 14, 2013 11:45 AM PDT

Description

For directions see top entry of the day.

Leaves certainly do look like a smaller, rounder version of ginger/Asarum. Long cluster of alternating, nodding, cup-shaped flowers that darken white to pink to deep red from the centers to the tips of the petals. Chose this one at the edge of the trail for a photo because it was still in bloom. Others massed at the base of a big silver fir with mosses, bunchberry, red huckleberry, twinflower.

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jimbelli

Date

July 14, 2013 11:30 AM PDT

Description

For directions see top entry of the day.

40 cm. tall. Flowers are more pale and green than the photo with flash captured. Following Pojar's description, I could pick out the inflated spurs of the topmost flowers, while the lower flowers had seed capsules. Mossy seep with maidenhair, deer, oak, and lady ferns. Overhead sapling red cedar and vine maple.

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jimbelli

Date

July 14, 2013 11:15 AM PDT

Description

For directions see top entry of the day.

I tried to carve a little picture in this artist conk, but it seemed too "wet," no dark interior. They lay down annual rings like a tree, so I guess I have to wait until the spring growth has ripened. Mosses claimed the rest of this log but only rimmed this butt end.

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jimbelli

Date

July 14, 2013 04:00 PM PDT

Description

Called Devil's matchstick. This almost made up for not finding a hornwort.

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christmastree

Date

June 29, 2013

Description

this little flower seemed to be growing everywhere along the trail.

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christmastree

Date

June 29, 2013

Description

little doug fir sapling growing under neath a much older douglas fir