Some Clovers growing next to the MOLES building.
At the heron rookery
Found one cluster in a field next to seed increase beds at UBNA. Plant flowering in all stages, some dead flowers, some on bloom, some blooming and some buds. Flowers were white, those blooming had pink tips. About 4 in tall.
Growing in a field between the library and the woods. 4-5in tall. Scattered.
In a field on northeast side of UBNA. Few compared to red clover (~1:3 ratio)
Common name: round-leaf alumrooot. Saxifragaceae family. Found next to the Allen Library at the University if Washington.
Male and a female foraging together. I thought it was pretty cool to see both genders at once.
Weird insect with 2 tails.
What i believed was a Bewick's wren but apparently more possibly a Red-winged blackbird hopping along tall grass, climbing sturdy ones.
The Mallard female was with two young, small ducklings. She did not seem very attentive, the ducklings wandered away a few times and got pretty close to a couple shifty looking crows or ravens. She was making little muffled quacks at her ducklings who would peep back. I saw one Mallard female with 10 ducklings, so this Mallard female with only 2 seemed kind of sad. It seemed like maybe she was inexperienced and had a few that got "lost" along the way. In total, I saw one female with 2 ducklings, one female with 10 ducklings, one male and female pair with 1 duckling, and one lone duckling that either belonged to a domestic pale/tan female or was alone. Lots of ducklings!
So, this did not look like a crow at all. It just seemed different. The head feathers look different and the beak looked much... stubbier. So, I decided this looks like a raven. Agree?
Female worker Bumblebee on some lupines. She visited the same flowers multiple times. She also has pollen on her leg pollen bags.
Went to Magnuson Park hoping to see Terns or other cool shorebirds, and instead saw goslings! Tons and tons of goslings! I counted at least 30 goslings, approximately 3 of them were older and larger, the rest were about the same age: much smaller and younger. They clustered together and made lots of small, cute peeps. Many adults were circled around them, I didn't count, but maybe upwards of 10-15. I saw the adults chase off some small birds and other lone geese. When a dog came by, they started honking and flapping and all the geese (babies and adults) rushed to the lake and floated away.
This butterfly was flitting all about my path. It would alight on one spot for a moment, then it would flit over to a new area. It was sunny when I saw it. It was great. The blue on the edges of the wings are not as prominent as some of the pictures I've seen, but I can still see them.
They were all over the park. Most of them were 1.5-2 inches.
This bee-like insect was observed digging holes in the soil. There were 3 holes in its vicinity and it was busy burrowing into the 3rd hole. In the 3rd picture you can see it with the upper half of its body in the hole.
It was about an inch long and a half inch wide.
Habitat: It was found on a small ridge in a wooded area a few yards above a pond.
Apparently, there is a sub-species of carpenter bee called Proxylocopa which does make its nests in the ground, but that type doesn't appear in North America, so I'm not sure of the ID.
Bombus on Camassia quamash (camas lilly)