On ornamental Alnus along relatively busy street in an area formerly industrial. X. parietina appears to be rapidly increasing in Seattle and elsewhere in the Puget Lowlands.
Several clouds of gnats were everywhere
We keyed this plant while we were practicing for our third quiz.
Saw this hummingbird early on my observation days. It was sitting on a branch before flying away. Too quick for a photo.
Saw it towards the end of our bird outing. Very pretty bird with a pleasant song. It was a nice find. Didn't stay in the tree very long though.
This small bird we caught on our birding outing. Looks very similar to the Song Sparrow, it's song is less complex.
Couldn't get a good picture. ID'd the bird at the top of the tree by it's unique song. Very complex song: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Song_Sparrow/id
A very small cedar. Saw it during the group outing to UBNA.
Fairly small, much faster than the millipede. Less than 2in. Under the same log as the millipede and pill-bugs. Living in very close corridors.
Couldn't take a quality photo of the two of them. Under the same log as the millipede and centipede. Living in very close corridors.
Found one under a small (liftable) log inside the loop trail towards the NE corner. Dark Gray hue, very slow. I suppose it is a decomposer. Living in close corridors with other insects.
It's finally in bloom! A much prettier plant now. There's a patch of them on the west side of the park.