Large leafs, 5 prongs
Small oval leaves
Foamy white berries
2-3 ft tall
Segmented stem with long bristle-like leaves
-white grouped fungus
-difficult to differentiate individual fruiting bodies
-white and gilled
-on exposed branches
-brown center cap fades to white
-cap size on nickel
-found on gound level
Brown and grey bird with a sleek shape and pointed tail feathers. White-ish grey eyebrows, and some streaky patterns on the underbelly.
Eight spindly black legs connecting to a tiny oval body. At the front of its body a small bump holds its two eyes. A dark brown pattern runs down the center of its lighter brown body.
White, brown, and black body. Pronounced green head, yellow beak with black patch on the very end. Likes to slowly swim around looking for food.
Greyish brown and black feathers. Blue-purple mark on wing. Yellow beak. Swimming in a large group of ducks in Washington Lake.
It was with two mallards, which made it easy to distinguish the massive bill and unique coloring on the wings.
Pale green leafy lichen that grows somewhat like a crust on different objects. The specimen I found was growing a tree branch.
I saw and heard several chickadees while I was out in Yesler today, however I could only make a brief sketch of one. A black head with a white strip under the eye was the give away, that and it's song.
Cedar Waxwing were present making high-pitched calls in the upper canopy of the cottonwoods near my spot off the boardwalk. I noticed they were orange, but had a long tail with bright colors on the end. A worker at the Horticulture center confirmed what I saw as a Cedar Waxwing. Couldn't get a photo, as camera doesn't zoom (unlike my binoculars).
A cold white fungus I found growing out of a dead and decomposing log. Stalks of the fungus grow straight up from the log in precarious manner. The stalks are darker colors near the base.
Small, light green free floating plants. Has one to three leaves connected to one submerged root.
This time of year there are no leaves and buds are starting to show bright green.
It looks like a gull feather but I'm not sure which one.