A rather large, black and red beetle as shown in the photo. Seemed to seek cover from the rain under large, fallen maple leaves.
small, possibly young centipede, insects on a dry leaf in the stump of a fallen tree
Dark brown blackish small soft pinecones, probably water logged, underneath red alder, and doug fir trees in ravenna
small, short, white, individually growing mushrooms.
a ground cover plant that reminds me of a type of moss. thick and slick in texture, and covered a medium sized forest floor area.
a vine like growth of these leaves along the ground
almost looks like a large 3 leafed clover but with slightly rounded serrated edges.
(chickadee pictured in the center)
I saw a coyote as I drove to my house late at night. I surprised this coyote as I drove down the street, it was a smaller than I usually see but the tail was quite distinct and I was less than 5 meters from it.
It was like a fern, was curious if it was different then the other one.
It looks like a fern, but it is not
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.
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.
This Western White Pine Pinus monticola is near my house. It has been diseased for several years and now is starting to be a hazard. I'll be sad to see it go, it is probably older than me.
I am not sure what killed it, I know one common disease is white pine blister rust.
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