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afeng21

Date

April 12, 2014

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Mourning Cloak Nymphalis antiopa

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afeng21

Date

April 12, 2014

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western sweet coltsfoot Petasites frigidus ssp. palmatus

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dreierj

Date

April 3, 2014

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Western Thatching Ant Formica obscuripes

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dreierj

Date

April 3, 2014

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

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richleighton

Date

January 5, 2013 02:59 PM PST

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american pika Ochotona princeps

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moosefish

Date

February 2, 2014

Description

Found these tracks in freshly fallen snow over a talus field. I've previously seen pika about 200 feet higher on the mountain near the top of the talus field.

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American Pika Ochotona princeps

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moosefish

Date

November 10, 2013 11:44 AM PST

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american pika Ochotona princeps

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moosefish

Date

October 20, 2013 07:45 AM PDT

Description

Did not see the pika, but heard lots of calling including alarms as we climbed. Hoping to get back for a more in-depth search before the snows come.

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clin0412

Date

July 19, 2013 04:08 PM PDT

Description

Green spiked capsule, relatively sharp spines on bract. Pink disk flowers. Growing on side of road at mailbox peak near snoquailme.

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Columbia Lily Lilium columbianum

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mknight

Date

August 15, 2012

Place

Mt. Si, wa (Google, OSM)

Description

Seen while hiking Mt. Si last summer.

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mininhi

Date

May 4, 2013

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Purple Foxglove Digitalis purpurea

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brewbooks

Date

July 13, 2008 07:03 PM PDT

Description

Foxglove in Sun - Rattlesnake Ridge, King County, Washington
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Red Elderberry Sambucus racemosa

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brewbooks

Date

July 13, 2008 07:18 PM PDT

Description

Red Elderberry - Rattlesnake Ridge, King County, Washington

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Spotted Tussock Moth Lophocampa maculata

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dreierj

Date

September 26, 2012

Description

larva

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Gray Jay Perisoreus canadensis

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alileighlilly

Date

February 21, 2013 03:00 PM PST

Place

Mount Si (Google, OSM)

Description

On the summit of Mount Si, five or so of these gray jays flitting about brazenly looking to get some crumbs from hikers' snacks. After a clear morning, snow began blowing in, obscuring the view with low clouds -- but still beautiful!

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dreierj

Date

September 26, 2012

Description

Female on fence post

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Gray Jay Perisoreus canadensis

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brewbooks

Date

May 14, 2009 06:52 PM PDT

Description

Gray Jay and Haystack

We had a great after work hike up Mount Si, the weather was a lot better than I thought it would be.

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Yellow Bird's-Nest Monotropa hypopitys

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brewbooks

Date

June 13, 2009 10:47 AM PDT

Description

Pine Sap (Monotropa hypopitys) Emerging

very close to Rattlesnake Ledge

These are mycotrophic plants that obtain their organic carbon from a host green plant by tapping into an intermediary mycorrhizal fungus attached to the roots of the host plant.
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Cliff Beardtongue Penstemon rupicola

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brewbooks

Date

June 13, 2009 10:54 AM PDT

Description

Penstemon rupicola

Rattlesnake Ledge, King County, Washington, USA
elevation about 640 meters (2100 feet)

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Yellow Bird's-Nest Monotropa hypopitys

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brewbooks

Date

June 13, 2009 10:47 AM PDT

Description

Pine Sap (Monotropa hypopitys) Emerging

very close to Rattlesnake Ledge,
King County, Washington, USA
elevation about 640 meters (2100 feet)

These are mycotrophic plants that obtain their organic carbon from a host green plant by tapping into an intermediary mycorrhizal fungus attached to the roots of the host plant.
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vine maple Acer circinatum

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brewbooks

Date

February 14, 2010 11:42 AM PST

Description

Moss Covered Vine Maple

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Licorice Fern Polypodium glycyrrhiza

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brewbooks

Date

February 27, 2010 12:27 PM PST

Description

One thing I like about living in Western Washington is that it is green, even in February

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western swordfern Polystichum munitum

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brewbooks

Date

February 27, 2010 04:28 PM PST

Description

Sign for Boulder Garden trail loop and Little Si

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common beargrass Xerophyllum tenax

Observer

brewbooks

Date

June 24, 2012 08:19 AM PDT

Description

Beargrass emerging

Early morning hike up Mount Si

Seen at ~1000 meters (3300 feet)
Mount Si, King County, Washington, USA

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brewbooks

Date

April 3, 2011 03:48 PM PDT

Description

Seen while hiking Mount Si, King County Washington, at about 1000 feet elevation

Tenative identification of the orange fungus Dacrymyces palmatus Orange Jelly fungus
Dacrymycetaceae Witch's Butter

although I think I will keep this as tenative as I do not know the substrate material.
The reason to know the substrate (what type of log this fungus is on) is described in www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/potd/2005/04/dacrymyces_palm.php

"Tremella mesenterica may also be confused with members of the Dacrymycetaceae family, like Dacrymyces chrysospermus (formerly D. palmatus), due to their superficial resemblance.[12] Microscopic examination shows that the Dacrymycetaceae have Y-shaped basidia with two spores, unlike the longitudinally split basidia characteristic of Tremella;[21] additionally, D. chrysospermus is smaller, has a whitish attachment point to its substrate, and grows on conifer wood." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tremella_mesenterica

A further explanation Dacrymyces palmatus

Jelly Picture Key

and also note Tremella mesenterica Tremella mesenterica

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big-leaf maple Acer macrophyllum

Observer

brewbooks

Date

April 3, 2011 03:44 PM PDT

Description

Licorice Ferns Growing on a Bigleaf Maple

Epiphyte Licorice Fern
Polypodium glycyrrhiza
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polypodium
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Pteridopsida
Order: Polypodiales
Family: Polypodiaceae

Acer macrophyllum Bigleaf Maple
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_leaf_maple

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Sapindales
Family: Sapindaceae - soapberry family including maple, horse chestnut and lychee.
Genus: Acer

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Licorice Fern Polypodium glycyrrhiza

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brewbooks

Date

April 3, 2011 03:44 PM PDT

Description

Licorice Ferns Growing on a Bigleaf Maple

Epiphyte Licorice Fern
Polypodium glycyrrhiza
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polypodium
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Pteridopsida
Order: Polypodiales
Family: Polypodiaceae

Acer macrophyllum Bigleaf Maple
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_leaf_maple

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Sapindales
Family: Sapindaceae - soapberry family including maple, horse chestnut and lychee.
Genus: Acer

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Pacific Banana Slug Ariolimax columbianus

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brewbooks

Date

May 25, 2008 09:32 AM PDT

Description

Ariolimax columbianus (Gould, 1851) Pacific Banana Slug
Arionidae, Stylommatophora, Gastropoda, Mollusca, Animalia

Thanks to maximillian_millipede - she is one of the most dedicated naturalist I know on flickr.

She found this great web site on the Pacific Banana Slug

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ashersh

Date

August 8, 2012 04:28 PM PDT

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thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus) Rubus parviflorus

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robertmarsh

Date

April 28, 2012

Place

mt si (Google, OSM)

Description

Herbacious shrubby plant that has similarly shaped leaves to bigleaf maple, but differ in that their texture is more akin to the a salmonberry leaf. Produces white flowers that are similar in shape to nootka roses.