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What

Redwood-sorrel Oxalis oregana

Observer

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Date

May 17, 2015 04:15 PM PDT

Description

Redwood Sorrel (Oxalis oregana), there were several patches of this growing in a mixed Douglas Fir and Western Red Cedar forest.
Boeing Creek and Shoreview Park, Shoreline, Washington.
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What

Prince's Pine Chimaphila umbellata

Observer

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Date

May 17, 2015 04:28 PM PDT

Description

Pipsissewa (Chimaphila umbellata) I counted about forty plants in this area.
Boeing Creek and Shoreview Park, Shoreline, Washington.
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Observer

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Date

May 17, 2015 04:31 PM PDT

Description

Berberis nervosa Oregon Grape
Boeing Creek and Shoreview Park, Shoreline, Washington.
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What

orange honeysuckle Lonicera ciliosa

Observer

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Date

May 17, 2015 04:37 PM PDT

Description

Orange Trumpet Honeysuckle (Lonicera ciliosa)
Boeing Creek and Shoreview Park, Shoreline, Washington.
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What

Douglas' Squirrel Tamiasciurus douglasii

Observer

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Date

May 17, 2015 04:40 PM PDT

Description

Douglas squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasii), the first live one I have seen in recent years. Climbing up a Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata). Boeing Creek and Shoreview Park, Shoreline, Washington.
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What

American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos

Observer

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Date

May 17, 2015 10:16 PM PDT

Description

I heard this crow alarm call and went over. Eventually, I found that they were mobbing a red tail hawk. Shoreline Community College campus, Shoreline, Washington.
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What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

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Date

May 17, 2015 04:51 PM PDT

Description

Red tail Hawk with a pigeon it has brought down, it was being mobbed by crows. Shoreline Community College campus, Shoreline, Washington.

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What

Thimbleberry Rubus parviflorus

Observer

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Date

May 7, 2015 06:53 PM PDT

Description

Seen in Grace Cole Nature Park, Lake Forest Park, Washington

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What

devil's club Oplopanax horridus

Observer

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Date

May 7, 2015 06:48 PM PDT

Description

Devil's club (Oplopanax horridus)
Seen growing next to a ditch on a walk in Lake Forest Park, Washington

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Observer

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Date

May 3, 2015 10:56 AM PDT

Description

This Gunnera grows by the side of a roadside ditch, it seems hardy and healthy in our climate. It has not attained full growth but it is certainly quite a large plant.
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Photos / Sounds

Observer

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Date

May 2, 2015 10:38 AM PDT

Description

Corallorhiza maculata (spotted coralroot) emerging
There was a population of about 25 plants emerging in this area, under mature Douglas Fir trees.

Two of last years plants are also present.

Boeing Creek Shoreview Park

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What

Spotted Coralroot Corallorhiza maculata

Observer

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Date

May 2, 2015 10:57 AM PDT

Description

Corallorhiza maculata (spotted coralroot) flowering. Growing under Douglas Fir, among salal along an open area along the trail.

Boeing Creek Shoreview Park

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What

Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus

Observer

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Date

May 2, 2015 09:05 AM PDT

Description

Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) pecking away and then listening.

Boeing Creek Shoreview Park

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What

Bracket Fungi Family Polyporaceae

Observer

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Date

May 2, 2015 10:42 AM PDT

Description

Polyporaceae (Bracket Fungi) growing on a tree root.
Boeing Creek Shoreview Park
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What

Cattails Genus Typha

Observer

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Date

May 2, 2015 09:47 AM PDT

Description

Typha genus ?
Boeing Creek Shoreview Park

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Observer

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Date

May 2, 2015 11:59 AM PDT

Description

Corallorhiza maculata (spotted coralroot) emerging

Boeing Creek Shoreview Park
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What

Bracket Fungi Family Polyporaceae

Observer

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Date

May 2, 2015 10:19 AM PDT

Description

Polyporaceae (Bracket Fungi)

Boeing Creek Shoreview Park
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What

Lady Fern Athyrium filix-femina

Observer

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Date

May 2, 2015 10:12 AM PDT

Description

Athyrium filix-femina (lady fern) on the bank of Boeing Creek.

Boeing Creek Shoreview Park
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What

Redwood-sorrel Oxalis oregana

Observer

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Date

May 2, 2015 10:39 AM PDT

Description

Oxalis oregana (redwood sorrel)
Boeing Creek Shoreview Park

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What

Pacific Banana Slug Ariolimax columbianus

Observer

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Date

May 2, 2015 10:19 AM PDT

Description

Ariolimax columbianus (Banana Slug) in leaf litter
Boeing Creek Shoreview Park

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What

Starflower Trientalis borealis

Observer

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Date

May 2, 2015 09:38 AM PDT

Description

Trientalis borealis (Starflower)

Boeing Creek Shoreview Park

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What

Ensatina Ensatina eschscholtzii

Observer

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Date

May 2, 2015 08:31 AM PDT

Description

Ensatina eschscholtzii
We were happy to find this, under a piece of flat bark.
They are interesting creatures, they lack lungs - instead they breathe through their skin.
The eggs develop and hatch as small adults, they have no larval period in water.
Reference
http://www1.dnr.wa.gov/nhp/refdesk/herp/html/4enes.html
Boeing Creek Shoreview Park

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What

Pacific yew Taxus brevifolia

Observer

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Date

May 2, 2015 10:47 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Taxus brevifolia (Pacific yew)
Boeing Creek Shoreview Park
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What

Pacific trillium Trillium ovatum

Observer

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Date

May 2, 2015 10:25 AM PDT

Description

Trillium ovatum - one of three we saw today
Boeing Creek Shoreview Park
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What

Pacific trillium Trillium ovatum

Observer

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Date

May 2, 2015 10:52 AM PDT

Description

Trillium ovatum - one of three we saw today
Boeing Creek Shoreview Park

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What

Western Ladyfern Athyrium filix-femina ssp. cyclosorum

Observer

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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

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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

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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

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Date

March 26, 2015 04:36 PM PDT

Description

Equisetum arvense Field Horsetail emerging
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Photos / Sounds

Observer

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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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