Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

kmarena

Date

June 28, 2015

Description

Mosquito/Fly ? Yellow and black wings on one, green eye orbs, yellow legs on colorful one. Appear to be mating.

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What

Eight-spotted Skimmer Libellula forensis

Observer

brewbooks

Date

June 25, 2015 08:21 AM PDT

Description

Black and white dragonfly, female Libellula forensis (Eight-spotted Skimmer) , thanks to speech path girl for ID help.

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Square

What

Harlequin Bug Murgantia histrionica

Observer

seasidenomads

Date

June 5, 2015 07:23 AM PDT

Description

Murgantia histrionica

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Cross Orbweaver Araneus diadematus

Observer

seasidenomads

Date

June 14, 2015 10:13 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Red Elderberry Sambucus racemosa

Observer

alyciagiesler

Date

June 8, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

Date

June 2, 2015 01:52 PM PDT

Description

Found growing under a willow in a wetland (Grace Cole Park

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What

Nootka rose Rosa nutkana

Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 24, 2015 02:25 PM PDT

Description

Rosa nutkana (Nootka rose)
Lake Forest park, Washington
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Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 24, 2015 02:25 PM PDT

Description

Western tent caterpillar (Malacosoma californica)
on Rosa nutkana (Nootka rose)
Lake Forest park, Washington
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What

large-leaved avens Geum macrophyllum

Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 22, 2015 05:57 PM PDT

Description

Large-leaved avens (Geum macrophyllum)
Grace Cole Nature Park
Lake Forest Park, Washington
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Insects

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Insects Class Insecta

Observer

clemenbd

Date

May 18, 2015 07:41 AM PDT

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What

Black Slug Arion ater

Observer

clemenbd

Date

May 16, 2015 01:45 PM PDT

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Observer

brewbooks

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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What

Western Ladyfern Athyrium filix-femina ssp. cyclosorum

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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What

Grove Snail Cepaea nemoralis

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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Photos / Sounds

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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

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

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 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.

Photos / Sounds

Square

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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What

Darkling Beetles Family Tenebrionidae

Observer

brewbooks

Date

October 4, 2014 05:39 PM PDT

Description

Darkling beetle, while on a walk through my town of Lake Forest Park, Washington.

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Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Coyote Canis latrans

Observer

brewbooks

Date

October 20, 2014 11:45 PM PDT

Description

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.

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What

Douglas' Squirrel Tamiasciurus douglasii

Observer

brewbooks

Date

October 4, 2014 05:34 PM PDT

Description

Douglas Squirrel, seen dead on road while on a walk through my town of Lake Forest Park, Washington. I often see Eastern Gray Squirrels while out walking but this is the first Douglas Squirrel I have seen in this area.

To update, the speed limit on this road is 25 mph(40 km/hr).

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What

Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus

Observer

kmarena

Date

October 6, 2014

Description

Northern Flicker ~ Colaptes
In search of food

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What

Parson Spider Herpyllus ecclesiasticus

Observer

kmarena

Date

September 29, 2014

Description

Ground Spider found on my kitchen counter this morning. So "where" was this guy while I slept? Underbelly picture also included.

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What

Coast Redwood Sequoia sempervirens

Observer

brewbooks

Date

September 22, 2014 11:17 AM PDT

Description

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.

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