Green heron tracks along a slough of the Skykomish River.
A nice little poop castle made by an earthworm.
Clear prints of a 'possum.
Perfect coyote tracks in the mud.
A great set of tracks to find in the field. The hinds are very bird-like, with very long, thin toes. The fronts appear rather frog-like.
Somewhat weathered tracks on a black-tailed deer.
An exposed tunnel through the grass made by voles.
American Crow tracks along the Skykomish River.
Clear tracks of a Turkey Vulture who landed to investigate a dead salmon along the Skykomish River.
A clear track of an osprey. The unusual angle of the foot demonstrates how the animal walked on the side of its foot.
This animal was observed wading into the water of the Skykomish River to bath.
The small metacarpal, metatarsal and more fingery toes imply this is a Norway Rat (Rattus norvegicus). But, I am not 100% certain.
The tracks of an escaped llama, initially mistaken for elk tracks. Llama tracks show more flex to the points of the hooves, often with inward curves to the points of the hooves (especially pronounced on the fronts).
Notice also the inconsistent splay in the front (larger) track.
This animal was trailed until it was located.
Clear tracks of a great blue heron.
A single track from a bald eagle in the sand of a river bar along the Skykomish River.
Perfect 'possum tracks in riverside mud, along the shores of the Skykomish River.
Found dead in the middle of the trail.
In a steep, exposed clay bank along the Skykomish River. The Belted kingfisher is the only species of kingfisher found in the Pacific Northwest. The size, shape and 2 channels made by the feet in the tunnel are distinctive.
Left-Front domestic housecat track.
This plant wasn't in flower when I saw it in May, leaves were fairly large and thin with reddish petioles, thin, papery ocrea present at each of the leaf nodes.
small, light purple flowers with darker purple/white stripes protruding from center of corolla, 5 petals, 5 stigmas, herbaceous, stems/leaves covered in simple hairs, leaves highly lobed, alternately arranged
Behind my parents property there is a large moss bog. This is the first time I have found Sphagnum down there--it is mostly Hylocomium splendens, Kindbergia oregana and Rhizomnium glabrescens. And I found TWO small patches!