Northern Flicker ~ Colaptes
In search of food
Ground Spider found on my kitchen counter this morning. So "where" was this guy while I slept? Underbelly picture also included.
Bewick's Wren taking a break. I have never seen a bird yawn before.
Very small green fly, orange tinted eyes dining on bird fecal matter
Yellow and black stripes, transluscent wings, yellow fuzz coming out of black eyes, black legs and a pointy black needle like structure protruding from its face.
Blue Jay. Black base with interspersed bright blue feather. Feathers on head are short and unkempt.
White flowers were in bloom when I took this picture back in April!
Tall yellow flowers were just beginning to bloom when I took this picture. Looked kind of like foxglove, but the wrong coloring...
Easily identifiable throughout the park by the broad maple leaves. Signage on the south walking trail also identifies this tall tree.
This species can be found through out this park. Easily identifiable by the green, waxy, ovate leaves.
Many of these bright yellow flowers have been in bloom for most of the month of May.
Lots of western red cedars in this park, easily identifiable by the scale like leaves.
Lots of stinging nettle right off of the trail. They are quite large now compared to even a couple weeks ago. Some growing as tall as 5 feet.
Lots of Red Huckleberry that you can see right off of the trail. There is even an informative sign that identifies this species on the south roundabout trail.
Very clear signs of starfish wasting disease: clear loss of hydrostatic pressure (random people looking at it could see it was dead/dying), big white lesion on one leg, although all legs intact.
First evidence I've seen for SWD in Edmonds but haven't explored a spring low tide. This was at 1pm at the lowest point of a -1 tide.
Lots of other Pisaster were still OK, except for one under Bracket's Landing (see other observation), but the Pycnogonus was absent.
I am a professor of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences at the University of Washington and resident of Edmonds.
Pisaster suffering from starfish wasting disease under the ferry loading ramp during the minimum of a -1 tide. Only 3 legs left, clear loss of hydrostatic pressure. Looked in a bad way.
This species of flower looks like it just started blooming. I only saw two of the flowers bloomed off of the trail that I spent an hour on.