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.
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.
The tracks of a swan. I am not completely certain whether is the Trumpeter or Tundra, since both species visit this valley in the winter time.
Large tracks of an elk. The coin in the photo is a nickel.
The herd found here belongs to the introduced Rocky Mountain subspecies.
Tracks of a rattus species, most likely black rat.
Clear tracks of a deer mouse. There are 2 species in the area.
Green spiked capsule, relatively sharp spines on bract. Pink disk flowers. Growing on side of road at mailbox peak near snoquailme.
Seen while hiking Mt. Si last summer.
Foxglove in Sun - Rattlesnake Ridge, King County, Washington
Red Elderberry - Rattlesnake Ridge, King County, Washington
Starting to bloom
Just starting to bloom
On bigleaf maple
Observed saplings where bucks had scraped antlers
Observed scat along trail