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.
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.
Hylatomus pileatus (Pileated woodpecker) seen pecking away at the base of a tree while I was walking in Lake Forest Park, Washington
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.
Neighborhood crows hanging out in a birch tree on a foggy day. I am pretty sure the same group visit us every day.
One of our neighbor's chickens is quite adventurous, it seems to wander the neighborhood searching for food.
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.
Darkling beetle, while on a walk through my town of Lake Forest Park, Washington.
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.
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).
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.
Anna's hummingbird (Calypte anna) perched on the top of our fig tree in our back garden. We have hummers all summer, they are attracted to many of the plants in or garden and seem quite adapted to people. We often see them as we have dinner on our back deck. It was fun to capture this one still, I caught it from on of our windows. The fig tree tip is about 6 meters above ground level.
With a flock of geese on the beach.
An osprey from a nest flew to the branch, and then another joined it.
Adult osprey flying in and out of nest to feed the one baby in nest.
Very small green fly, orange tinted eyes dining on bird fecal matter
Grey body with few tints of green and white on the wings
Bee on radpberries
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.