Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle, WA
I think this is Cepaea nemoralis (Grove snail) seen while on a walk in Lake Forest Park, Washington, USA
These are a form of banded snail, originally from Europe. They can have quite a verity of banding patterns.
Check out www.molluscs.at/gastropoda/terrestrial.html?/gastropoda/t... for more info.
Acer macrophyllum ( bigleaf maple) seen while on a walk in Lake Forest Park, Washington, USA
Strange looking broccoli I saw at Pikes Market in Seattle while visiting in December. Very delicious!
Lysichiton americanus (western skunk cabbage) emerging and Alnus rubra (red alder) grow in a wet area near a creek.
On a walk in my town, Lake Forest Park, Washington.
Mallard pair, seen at Grace Cole Nature Park, Lake Forest Park, Washington
Rubus spectabilis (salmonberry) starting to flower
seen at Grace Cole Nature Park, Lake Forest Park, Washington
The cherry trees (Prunus yedoensis) are coming into blossom on the University of Washington campus and we are experiencing some sunshine in early March so everyone was out exploring.
Seen on a walk from my house to University of Washington on a fine Saturday afternoon.
Hylatomus pileatus (Pileated woodpecker) seen pecking away at the base of a tree while I was walking in Lake Forest Park, Washington
Arbutus menziesii (Pacific madrone) seen while on a walk to the University District of Seattle.
Arbutus menziesii has been disappearing in the Pacific Northwest, see The Decline of the Pacific Madrone
About as big around as a silver dollar.
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Definitely old so looks like the hairiness of the outside of the cup is diminished