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What

Athyrium filix-femina cyclosorum Athyrium filix-femina

Observer

brewbooks

Date

April 25, 2015 06:31 PM PDT

Description

I saw Athyrium filix-femina ssp. cyclosorum (lady fern), seen in the center of this photo, growing with Polystichum munitum (western sword fern) and next to a roadside ditch, while out on a walk today. The horsetail is Equisetum telmateia ssp. braunii

With help from erwin_pteridophilos on iNaturalist, the Athyrium filix-femina ssp. cyclosorum is seen in the Pacific Northwest, there is a detailed description at eflora www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=2...

More info on Equisetum telmateia ssp. braunii
http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=50317

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What

western skunk cabbage Lysichiton americanus

Observer

brewbooks

Date

April 25, 2015 06:43 PM PDT

Description

Lysichiton americanus (western skunk cabbage) and Alnus rubra (red alder) grow in a wet area near a creek.
On a walk in my town, Lake Forest Park, Washington.

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What

western skunk cabbage Lysichiton americanus

Observer

brewbooks

Date

April 25, 2015 06:43 PM PDT

Description

Lysichiton americanus (western skunk cabbage) emerging. It was interesting to see this plant flowering, as most of these plants flowered three to five weeks ago. Late bloomers are a necessary part of plant diversity, in case the early bloomers were lost, perhaps due to weather changes.
On a walk in my town, Lake Forest Park, Washington.
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Observer

brewbooks

Date

March 26, 2015 04:36 PM PDT

Description

Equisetum arvense Field Horsetail emerging
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Photos / Sounds

Observer

brewbooks

Date

March 20, 2015 03:15 PM PDT

Description

Equisetum hyemale (Scouring-rush horsetail)
biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.ph...
growing on a hillside among Polystichum munitum (western sword fern)
Shoreline, Washington, USA
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What

red alder Alnus rubra

Observer

brewbooks

Date

March 20, 2015 03:14 PM PDT

Description

Alnus rubra Red alder male catkin (I think)
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Observer

brewbooks

Date

March 20, 2015 03:10 PM PDT

Description

Populus trichocarpa (black cottonwood) buds. They are sticky and smell pretty good, sort of a resin odor. They contain Salicin, which is an anti-inflammatory compound.

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Photos / Sounds

Observer

brewbooks

Date

March 22, 2015 10:58 AM PDT

Description

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.
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What

bigleaf maple Acer macrophyllum

Observer

brewbooks

Date

March 22, 2015 10:50 AM PDT

Description

Acer macrophyllum ( bigleaf maple) seen while on a walk in Lake Forest Park, Washington, USA

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What

western skunk cabbage Lysichiton americanus

Observer

brewbooks

Date

March 21, 2015 05:55 PM PDT

Description

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.
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What

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

brewbooks

Date

March 21, 2015 05:27 PM PDT

Description

Mallard pair, seen at Grace Cole Nature Park, Lake Forest Park, Washington

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What

salmonberry Rubus spectabilis

Observer

brewbooks

Date

March 21, 2015 05:26 PM PDT

Description

Rubus spectabilis (salmonberry) starting to flower
seen at Grace Cole Nature Park, Lake Forest Park, Washington
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What

Stinging Nettle Urtica dioica

Observer

brewbooks

Date

March 10, 2015 12:40 PM PDT

Description

Urtica dioica (stinging nettle)
Seen while exploring Boeing Creek and Shoreview Park

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What

Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus

Observer

brewbooks

Date

March 9, 2015 01:30 PM PDT

Description

Hylatomus pileatus (Pileated woodpecker) seen pecking away at the base of a tree while I was walking in Lake Forest Park, Washington

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What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

brewbooks

Date

December 7, 2014 01:24 PM PST

Description

Buteo jamaicensis (Red-tailed hawk) in a Tsuga heterophylla (Western hemlock) tree. The crow fling away had just finished a noisy mobbing attack, dive bombing the hawk.

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What

western skunk cabbage Lysichiton americanus

Observer

brewbooks

Date

February 24, 2015 02:32 PM PST

Description

Lysichiton americanus (Western skunk cabbage)

Seen while exploring Boeing Creek and Shoreview Park

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Observer

brewbooks

Date

February 24, 2015 01:41 PM PST

Description

I think these are iron fixing bacteria in Boeing Creek, within the Comamonadaceae family; possibly genus Sphaerotilus or Leptothrix based on a little research on why the water is orange

Seen while exploring Boeing Creek and Shoreview Park

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Observer

brewbooks

Date

February 24, 2015 02:05 PM PST

Description

I think this Pseudotsuga menziesii (Douglas Fir) is the tallest in Boeing Creek and Shoreview Park. A sign next to it states that it is 61 meters (200 feet) tall with a circumference of of 5.87 meters (231 inches).

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What

osoberry Oemleria cerasiformis

Observer

brewbooks

Date

February 20, 2015 03:33 PM PST

Description

Oemleria cerasiformis (Indian Plum or osoberry) emerging. I originally thought this was Holodiscus discolor ( Ocean Spray ). Seen while exploring Boeing Creek and Shoreview Park

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What

Horsetails Genus Equisetum

Observer

brewbooks

Date

February 20, 2015 02:57 PM PST

Description

Equisetum (Horsetail) species emerging from a small creek. Seen while exploring Boeing Creek and Shoreview Park

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What

Pacific Madrone Arbutus menziesii

Observer

brewbooks

Date

February 20, 2015 02:14 PM PST

Description

A not very healthy Arbutus menziesii (Pacific madrone)

Seen while exploring Boeing Creek and Shoreview Park

Arbutus menziesii has been disappearing in the Pacific Northwest, see The Decline of the Pacific Madrone

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What

Redwood-sorrel Oxalis oregana

Observer

brewbooks

Date

March 3, 2015 02:29 PM PST

Description

Redwood Sorrel (Oxalis oregana) growing under conifer forest

Seen while exploring Boeing Creek and Shoreview Park on a sunny afternoon in March.

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What

Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra

Observer

brewbooks

Date

March 3, 2015 02:40 PM PST

Description

I initially thought this was a House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)

Seen in a wetland area while exploring Boeing Creek and Shoreview Park on a sunny afternoon in March.

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What

Licorice Fern Polypodium glycyrrhiza

Observer

brewbooks

Date

February 20, 2015 02:06 PM PST

Description

These Polypodium glycyrrhiza (licorice fern) were growing in profusion on the ground at Shoreview Park. I typically finds these growing on trees such a Big Leaf Maples.

Seen in Shoreview Park, Shoreline Washington

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What

Pacific sideband Monadenia fidelis

Observer

brewbooks

Date

February 20, 2015 02:02 PM PST

Description

Snail (Monadenia fidelis) was residing in Leaf litter

Seen in Shoreview Park, Shoreline Washington

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What

Spotted Coralroot Corallorhiza maculata

Observer

brewbooks

Date

February 20, 2015 01:59 PM PST

Description

Corallorhiza maculata orchid growing under a stand of Pseudotsuga menziesii (Douglas fir)

Seen in Shoreview Park, Shoreline Washington

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What

American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos

Observer

brewbooks

Date

January 26, 2015 08:47 AM PST

Description

Neighborhood crows hanging out in a birch tree on a foggy day. I am pretty sure the same group visit us every day.

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What

Domestic Chicken Gallus gallus ssp. domesticus

Observer

brewbooks

Date

January 23, 2015 12:12 PM PST

Description

One of our neighbor's chickens is quite adventurous, it seems to wander the neighborhood searching for food.

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What

Tapioca Slime Mold Brefeldia maxima

Observer

amarena

Date

January 6, 2015 10:31 AM PST

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What

Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus

Observer

brewbooks

Date

January 1, 2015 11:07 AM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I am pretty certain this is a Sharp shinned hawk, sorry for the poor quality image, that was the best I could do.

Seen while on a long walk on the first day of 2015.

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