Dragonfly stuck in the tent.
Swooped in behind our campground and got in a tassle with another animal, by the sounds of it. Then he flew over to the spot where I took his picture.
Just a slug sliming along the path.
What looked like a large ant with stripes on its body - not really sure what it was.
The tracks of a domestic cat that came down to the edge of the Snoqualmie River.
A trail of an unknown salamander species. The trail was very regular and the salamander was moving in a very consistent understep walk.
Not enough details found to be certain of what species this is.
near Carnation, King Co., WA
28 May 1998
Larvae have round heads and tadpole like bodies. They spend their time at the surface of stagnant water in late spring and summer. They quickly sink to the bottom when disturbed or frightened.
Vine growing on a douglas fir on the edge of an open area. Sited also on a cottonwood nearby. Thick vines rooted from te ground climb up trunk of the tree. This one isn't flowering or producing leaves because we cut it last year because it was parasitizing the tree.
Tree species, growing in open area in western hemlock vegetation, somewhat riparian, tolt river nearby but downhill from habitat.
herbaceous forb, low to the ground
Colony of black and yellow catterpillars with long hairs. Distinguishable because of their social behavior, and their nest in an alder tree. The nest resembles a white club with many black spots (feces), that is wrapped around a branch of the tree. In this case, the tree was an alder, which means the area needed to be open with almost full sun. The caterpillars construct many rooms inside the tent, which are carefully alligned to have varying relative temperatures. Some peoplle consider it a pest because they will eat the leaves of the tree.
Short deciduous tree species sited on the edge of an open area. Leaves are glabrous on upper side, with 10-15 pairs of lateral veins coming off a central vein. Round oval shaped leaves, finely serrated.
antennae are in the form of wide feathers. Wings are patterned brown, with black spots at the far corner of each of the fore wings, and a short, pale yellow line marking in the center of the forewings.
herbaceous forb, long skinny leaves with deeply lobed flacid spine-like edges
Roundly lobed leaves characteristic of oak trees. Grows on the edges of the old logging road, not inside the western hemlock vegetated forest because it is a pioneering tree species. Only native oak to Washington State's pacific northwest
very prickly all over, verticle trunk, with large spiny leaves. Will produce a bright pink flower that sits on top of a bulge in the stem that is covered in pricklers.