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Sooty Grouse Dendragapus fuliginosus

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wendy5

Date

July 24, 2015

Description

Here is a Dendragapus fuliginosus (Sooty Grouse) hen with one of her three chicks, standing in the gravel road on the way to Tunnel Creek. They then flew off into the forest. A couple of weeks ago we heard a male Sooty Grouse with its trumpeting call.

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Barred Owl Strix varia

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wendy5

Date

July 24, 2015

Description

Not a great photo, but still exciting to see a Barred Owl fly past us and settle in a tree along the Tunnel Creek trail.

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running-pine Lycopodium clavatum

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wendy5

Date

July 24, 2015

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I noticed dozens of Lycopodium clavatum (Running Clubmoss) along the Tunnel Creek trail today. This was the densest patch I found.

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Red Huckleberry Vaccinium parvifolium

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wendy5

Date

July 24, 2015

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I noticed quite a few Vaccinium parvifolium (Red Huckleberry) along the Tunnel Creek trail today. This bush had more berries than I've ever seen before!

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Black Huckleberry Vaccinium membranaceum

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wendy5

Date

July 24, 2015

Description

Lots of Vaccinium membranaceum (Black Huckleberry) along the Tunnel Creek trail today, but unfortunately still tart.

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The Sickener Russula emetica

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wendy5

Date

July 24, 2015

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These red mushrooms seem to be Russula emetica (Emetic Russula). They were found by the Tunnel Creek trail after a drizzle.

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Scaly Chanterelle Turbinellus floccosus

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wendy5

Date

July 24, 2015

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Here's a new mushroom for me, Gomphus floccosus (Scaly Chanterelle). I found two today along the Tunnel Creek trail, each about 4" high and wide, with a very thick stem.

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Dog Vomit Slime Mold Fuligo septica

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wendy5

Date

July 24, 2015

Description

Kind of bizarre looking, but I saw at least six patches of this slime mold today along the Tunnel Creek trail in the humid forest after a rain. I believe it's Fuligo septica (Dog Vomit aka Scrambled Egg Slime Mold).

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Western Dwarf Dogwood Cornus unalaschkensis

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wendy5

Date

July 24, 2015

Description

A few Cornus unalaschkensis (Alaskan Bunchberries) were still in bloom today along the Tunnel Creek trail, but most were changing from green to orange berries.

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Prince's Pine Chimaphila umbellata

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wendy5

Date

July 24, 2015

Description

I noticed this one Chimaphila umbellata (Western Prince's Pine) beside the moist Tunnel Creek trail.

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northern oak fern Gymnocarpium dryopteris

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wendy5

Date

July 24, 2015

Description

We saw six species of ferns today on the Tunnel Creek trail. One of the most abundant was Gymnocarpium dryopteris (Oak Fern).

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northern wood fern Dryopteris expansa

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wendy5

Date

July 24, 2015

Description

We saw six species of fern today on the Tunnel Creek trail. Here's Dryopteris expansa (Spiny Wood Fern), of which we only saw a few.

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deer fern Blechnum spicant

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wendy5

Date

July 24, 2015

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We found six ferns today on the Tunnel Creek trail. Many were Blechnum spicant (Deer Ferns).

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lady fern Athyrium filix-femina

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wendy5

Date

July 24, 2015

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We found six ferns on gthe Tunnel Creek trail today. Here's Athyrium filix-femina (Lady Fern), one of the most abundant.

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northern maidenhair fern Adiantum pedatum

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wendy5

Date

July 24, 2015

Description

Here's Adiantum pedatum (Maidenhair Fern), one of six ferns on the Tunnel Creek trail.

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Coho Salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch

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wendy5

Date

June 30, 2015

Description

This 2" juvenile Coho Salmon was pointed out to me.

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Purple Foxglove Digitalis purpurea

Observer

wendy5

Date

June 30, 2015

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Lots of tall Digitalis purpurea (Common Foxglove) was growing by the gravel road. It's an introduced plant, now growing wild, quite lovely!

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Northern Peatmoss Sphagnum capillifolium

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wendy5

Date

June 30, 2015

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The bog had lots of soft Sphagnum capillifolium (Small Red Peat Moss, on this site Northern Peatmoss) growing under the Labrador Tea.

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Marsh Cinquefoil Potentilla palustris [inactive]

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wendy5

Date

June 30, 2015

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A native plant expert pointed out this beautiful Potentilla palustris (Marsh Cinquefoil) growing in the bog.

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Labrador tea Ledum groenlandicum [inactive]

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wendy5

Date

June 30, 2015

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The far end of Devils Lake had many bushes of Ledum groenlandicum (Labrador Tea) growing in the bog. Apparently it can be used for tea.

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devil's club Oplopanax horridus

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wendy5

Date

June 30, 2015

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This stand of Oplopanax horridus (Devil’s Club) had some fading blooms.

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Pacific Bleeding Heart Dicentra formosa

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wendy5

Date

June 30, 2015

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These two little Dicentra formosa (Pacific Bleeding Hearts) were the only ones I saw today.

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Spatterdock Nuphar polysepalum

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wendy5

Date

June 30, 2015

Description

The flower of the Nuphar polysepalum (Yellow Pond-lily, on this site Spatterdock) is quite spectacular, and about 3" across. There were many leaves in different parts of Devils Lake, but this was the best flower I saw.

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running-pine Lycopodium clavatum

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wendy5

Date

June 30, 2015

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This was the only example I saw today of Lycopodium clavatum (Running Clubmoss), just about a foot long, right by the trail.

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slough sedge Carex obnupta

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wendy5

Date

June 30, 2015

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I was told that Carex obnupta (Slough Sedge) is the most common sedge in our area.

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star sedge Carex echinata

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wendy5

Date

June 30, 2015

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This Carex echinata (Muricate aka Star Sedge) was identified by a native plant expert.

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scouler's harebell Campanula scouleri

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wendy5

Date

June 30, 2015

Description

This is the second Campanula scouleri (Scouler’s Harebell) I've found in two days. I'd never seen it before yesterday.

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Red Huckleberry Vaccinium parvifolium

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wendy5

Date

June 29, 2015

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This Vaccinium parvifolium (Red Huckleberry) shrub had many berries.

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Bog Wintergreen Pyrola asarifolia

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wendy5

Date

June 29, 2015

Description

There were many Pyrola asarifolia (Pink Wintergreen) in bloom along the trail up Mt. Walker.

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Woodland Pinedrops Pterospora andromedea

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wendy5

Date

June 29, 2015

Description

I'd never seen so many Pterospora andromedea (Pinedrops) as on this walk! They were growing in clusters near the summit, some 2.5 and 3' tall!

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