I think the two trees in this picture (between them is the view of the swamp) are willows. Am I right? I think it may be a Pacific Willow... They obviously are not fully grown
The angles of my pictures aren't great but I believe this is a Steller's Jay
This plant was found along the Union Bay Natural Area path, it was along the water side and there were several of them. The stem is light green with dark brown notches where the leaf-like branches grew from. The branches were thin and light green, looked almost like a firework explosion. I have never seen a plant like this before and was struggling to locate it in my field guide. Any help is much appreciated.
It looks to me as if this is a barred owl, can anyone confirm it?
Unfazed by my presence, (s)he was.
This bird was digging into eroding soil, on a slope, beneath a tree root system, with repetitive pecks while its mate (or what i presume to be its mate) watched above in the tree.
long, spindling vines
Large, oblong leaves. Coarse undersides.
juvenile coniferous tree, sharp needles, no cones
Scaled stems, oval shaped leaves
This blue flower was along the path in the Union Bay Natural Area, it was all over the place but I had a difficult time finding it in my field guide. Any help is much appreciated.
Very short stem with yellow flower. Very scarce.
Sequoia sempervirens Coast redwood growing in Lake Forest Park, Washington. I noticed this tree on one of my frequent walking routes, I must have walked past it hundreds of times without paying attention.
This tree is well outside it's natural range (California coast) but it seems to be doing well.
In helicopter flying Southwest
Chasing jay flying south -2
Flying south chased by 2 house sparrows -1
Flying north at eye level -1
Pecking on roof -1
Flying north -1