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deer fern Blechnum spicant

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mitomito

Date

October 20, 2014 01:12 PM PDT

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Dull Oregon grape Mahonia nervosa

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mitomito

Date

October 20, 2014 01:52 PM PDT

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klynne

Date

November 23, 2014

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klynne

Date

November 23, 2014

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klynne

Date

the past

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Lettuce Lichen Lobaria oregana

Observer

klynne

Date

November 22, 2014

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klynne

Date

November 23, 2014

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klynne

Date

the past

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Roosevelt elk Cervus elaphus ssp. roosevelti

Observer

klynne

Date

the past

Description

Beautiful herd grouped in two along the trail back to the station after the suspension bridge. Estimated 15 elk - two males spotted. Kept a distance but they stayed near the path eager for us to leave to continue browsing.

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great scented liverwort Conocephalum conicum

Observer

klynne

Date

the past

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deer fern Blechnum spicant

Observer

kendra27

Date

November 20, 2014

Description

Found with two fronds; the sterile lower to the ground, evergreen, leathery leaflets, stipes dark purplish brown, and the fertile leaves upright from the center of the plant, deciduous, much narrower and sometimes rolled in near-tubes around the sori.

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maidenhair ferns Genus Adiantum

Observer

heatherrackley

Date

October 20, 2014

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stellarose

Date

October 20, 2014

Place

Staircase (Google, OSM)

Description

Commonly known as the snake liverwort, this is the largest of the thalloid liverworts. Thallus pale to dark green, dichotomously branching. The dorsal surface of C. conicum is covered with tiny hexagons, which makes the entire thallus seem snake-like. In the center of each hexagon is a pore.

Can be found on moist rocks and wet inorganic soils.

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Roundback Slugs Family Arionidae

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mossy

Date

November 7, 2014

Description

Name that snail in another post fore this post can you name this slug for me. What the heck are they doing?

The slug looks happy, maybe they are courting? I mean it does not look like the snail is eating the slug. It looks like they are both saying hello. I know that the slugs bits are under the mantle and not in the tail, but still I suspect the slug is responding as if this is a courtship.

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mossy

Date

November 7, 2014

Description

Name that slug and in another post you can name that snail for me. What the heck are they doing?

The slug looks happy, maybe they are courting? I mean it does not look like the snail is eating the slug. It looks like they are both saying hello. I know that the slugs bits are under the mantle and not in the tail, but still I suspect the slug is responding as if this is a courtship.

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water

Date

October 20, 2014 11:06 AM PDT

Description

Found at staircase on field trip to Olympic Peninsula. Very large with a droop at the top. Flat and scaly leaves. Didnt see the cones.

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True Mosses Class Bryopsida

Observer

water

Date

October 20, 2014 11:18 AM PDT

Description

Found at staircase. Glossy and dingy hanging off of many trees. Obvious midrib on leaves.

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maidenhair ferns Genus Adiantum

Observer

water

Date

October 20, 2014 12:11 PM PDT

Description

Found at the staircase trail on our fieldtrip. Palmate branching. Scaly rhizomes. Had black stems and sori. Close to the ground in a very shaded area.

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Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) Pseudotsuga menziesii

Observer

water

Date

October 20, 2014 11:05 AM PDT

Description

Found at head of staircase entrance and throughout. Erect top. Branches were droopy. Flat needles but pointy. Didnt see the cones.

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deer fern Blechnum spicant

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abbyjean12

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

One of the deer fern's most distinct characteristics are its two different fronds - sterile and fertile. The sterile fronds are dark green, pinnatifid, lie horizontal to the ground, and spread out in a rosette. The fertile fronds stand vertically out of the center of the sterile frond rosette. The fertile frond leaflets are much thinner and widely spread apart than the sterile fronds'. Near the end of summer the fertile fronds turn brown, as they had in this specimen.

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Orange Peel Fungus Aleuria aurantia

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caoimheanne

Date

October 20, 2014 01:15 PM PDT

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glittering wood-moss Hylocomium splendens

Observer

danielleflock

Date

October 28, 2014 04:24 PM PDT

Place

Staircase (Google, OSM)

Description

Plants large, robust, somewhat shiny, up to 20 cm long; stems twice pinnately branched, with abundant small, green filaments (paraphyllia) visible with a hand lens; annual growth increments visible as individual, arched segments, each arising just behind tip of previous year's.

Leaves: 2-4 mm long; branch leaves narrowly egg-shaped, sharply pointed; stem leaves elliptic below, gradually tapering to a longer, wavy, slender point; midribs 2, inconspicuous; cells elongate.

Sporophytes: Not uncommon, growing from the side of the stem; capsules inclined, smooth, curved and cylindrical.

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deer fern Blechnum spicant

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megan2

Date

October 20, 2014 11:57 AM PDT

Description

Deer fern sited at staircase in The Olympic National Park. The center frond is the reproductive frond which is surrounded by vegetative fronds. The leaflets are attached to the base. The sterile fronds are evergreen while the fertile one is deciduous.

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Jewelled Amanita Amanita gemmata

Observer

caoimheanne

Date

October 20, 2014 12:44 PM PDT

Place

Staircase (Google, OSM)

Description

growing singly in old growth forest.
pale yellow cap with striations at edges
whitish gills and stipe
obvious veil remnants on cap and stipe
cap approximately 8 cm
stipe approximately 2 cm
mild smell

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caoimheanne

Date

October 20, 2014 02:07 PM PDT

Place

Staircase (Google, OSM)

Description

bright yellow jelly fungus
found growing on fallen tree
range from 5 mm to 4 cm in width
mild smell
gelatinous, hard and somewhat slimy to the touch
very mild taste

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caoimheanne

Date

October 20, 2014 02:45 PM PDT

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five-fingered fern Adiantum aleuticum

Observer

irenemoore

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

This is a palmately branched five-fingered fern, or western maidenhair fern. Not to be confused with Adiuantum pedatum, native to eastern North America, Adiantum aleuticum is a perennial fern from the family Polypodiaceae. No sori were found underneath the fronds as shown in picture 2, however, you can see the "flap-like indusium," or the thin, floppy shield, formed by the inrolled leaf margin, covering where a sorus would be on the frond. The leaf stalk is blackish-brown. It thrives in moist environments so it fits right in at the base of the rain forest.

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maidenhair fern Adiantum pedatum

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

Palmately branched with black petioles . Leaflets are lobed and delicate. Dies in winter.

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red huckleberry Vaccinium parvifolium

Observer

abbyjean12

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

Small, oval leaflets that are bright green. Leaves and leaflets are pinnately compound and alternate. The fruit (which was not present) are small, bright red berries that are edible.

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Western Hemlock Tsuga heterophylla

Observer

abbyjean12

Date

October 20, 2014

Description

Younger tree with the drooping leader, iconic to Western Hemlocks. Had needle-like leaves that were both bright and dark green and were flattened.