Mosquito/Fly ? Yellow and black wings on one, green eye orbs, yellow legs on colorful one. Appear to be mating.
Needles 4 inches, blunt, blue-green with white-striped inner surfaces.
Large-leaved avens (Geum macrophyllum)
Grace Cole Nature Park
Lake Forest Park, Washington
I've heard this before, where it sounds like something's laughing at me. Checking with the Horticulture center, Merlin is a strong candidate because of the prairie ecosystem in the UBNA.
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.
This Western White Pine Pinus monticola is near my house. It has been diseased for several years and now is starting to be a hazard. I'll be sad to see it go, it is probably older than me.
I am not sure what killed it, I know one common disease is white pine blister rust.
Bewick's Wren taking a break. I have never seen a bird yawn before.
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.