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Orb Weavers Family Araneidae

Observer

pkleeman

Date

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Parasol Macrolepiota procera

Observer

andymj

Date

May 19, 2012

Description

This tiny mushroom had a flat top and a dark brown middle, with gills on top. It was growing in the moist earth of the forest floor.

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Ensatina Ensatina eschscholtzii

Observer

andymj

Date

May 27, 2012

Description

This salamander was in an old storage shed. It did not move when approached for several minutes. It was a shiny maroon color.

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Lewis' Moon Snail Euspira lewisii

Observer

andymj

Date

May 27, 2012

Description

This is a picture of moon snail eggs. The eggs are layed in a collar-like structure that resembles sand. There were a few moon snail collars on the beach today.

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Carnivorans Order Carnivora

Observer

andymj

Date

May 20, 2012

Description

This is a picture of a river otter footprint on the beach. The otter footprints led to the water away from the woods.

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sea lettuce Ulva lactuca

Observer

andymj

Date

May 26, 2012

Description

During low tide there was a spattering of sea lettuce across the beach. Sometimes the layers of sea lettuce can be quite thick, but this time it was quite a thin layer.

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Pacific rhododendron Rhododendron macrophyllum

Observer

andymj

Date

May 26, 2012

Description

There were a couple of blooming rhododendron plants growing quite tall both along the side of the road and nestled in the forest. The colors of the blooms ranged from various pinks to light purples.

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ocean spray Holodiscus discolor

Observer

andymj

Date

May 26, 2012

Description

Along the beach right were the water meets the forest bank at high tide, lots of oceanspray shrubs are growing. The flowers are a browin color so I assume they have recently blossomed not too long ago but the blooms have gotten old.

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twinberry Lonicera involucrata

Observer

andymj

Date

May 26, 2012

Description

This large twinberry bush was growing in the sunny field just outside of the old growth forest. It was blossoming yet and didn't show signs of the blossoms turning to berries just yet.

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tall oregon grape Mahonia aquifolium

Observer

andymj

Date

May 26, 2012

Description

The tall oregon grape was growing on the edge of a steep embankment in the midst of the old growth forest. It was not blooming nor did it seem to have berries yet.

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threeleaf foamflower Tiarella trifoliata

Observer

andymj

Date

May 26, 2012

Description

These plants have a very similar structure to the fringe cup and piggyback plant with the leaves toward the base of the plant perpendicular to the flowering stem that is tall and curves down at the top. These plants i saw growing in many areas of the forest including along the banks of the stream.

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fringe cups Tellima grandiflora

Observer

andymj

Date

May 26, 2012

Description

These medium height groundcover plants grew in many areas across the forest floor and interspersed with other groundcovers.

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Western star flower Trientalis latifolia

Observer

andymj

Date

May 26, 2012

Description

These tiny pinkish white flowers were growing in low patches along the edge of the pine-needle trail. The amount of leaves varied from plant to plant from two to five.

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jumping spiders Family Salticidae

Observer

andymj

Date

May 26, 2012

Description

This tiny spider was moving around this sign post near the beginning of the waterfall trail by making small jerk-like jumps.

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Cleavers Galium aparine

Observer

andymj

Date

May 20, 2012

Description

This plant was growing in large patches across the forest floor in the pine needles where not a lot of other plants were growing. It was bright green in color and some plants grew up to my knee in height.

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Tube worm Genus Serpulorbis

Observer

andymj

Date

May 20, 2012

Description

This beautiful dark red shiny tube worm had black horizontal stripes. It was protruding from its tube even though it was low tide. I do not know this creature by any other name than a tube worm. It was growing amongst the snails and barnacles on a large rock.

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thimbleberry Rubus parviflorus

Observer

andymj

Date

May 20, 2012

Description

There were a few thimbleberry bushes growing along the edge of the forest bluff that meets the beach. All the bushes I saw were blooming white flowers.

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andymj

Date

May 20, 2012

Description

I am not sure what this creature is. I saw it protruding from a rock in between barnacles. It is a caramel color, is shiny and smaller than the size of a thumb. It had a bottle-like shape with a flower-like cap on it.

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pacific silverweed Potentilla anserina ssp. pacifica

Observer

andymj

Date

May 20, 2012

Description

This groundcover plant was growing in the open medow between the beach and the forest in the marshy area.

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Observer

andymj

Date

May 20, 2012

Description

I know this seaweed to be called sea cauliflower. I spotted quite a few of them in the sand along the beach.

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Observer

andymj

Date

May 20, 2012

Description

I thought at first that these red tendrils of seaweed were the anchorings to bull kelp, but then I noticed them all over the beach, and they were a very different color than the bull kelp anchors. I looked it up and it seemed that the common name for this species is red spaghetti, but inaturalist does not recognize it.

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Common ivy Hedera helix

Observer

andymj

Date

May 20, 2012

Description

In the forest near the beach there was ivy growing on many of the tree trunks in the shade.

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Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Observer

andymj

Date

May 20, 2012

Description

I first noticed this bald eagle when it was being disturbed by some crows. It would fly out of the trees then land a few trees down high up in the branches. At one point I realized it flew and joined another bald eagle, and the two sat up in the tree for over half an hour together.

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Dungeness crab Metacarcinus magister

Observer

andymj

Date

May 20, 2012

Description

This dungeness crab was laying in the sand during low tide, and it was hard to tell if it was alive or dead.

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bull kelp Nereocystis luetkeana

Observer

andymj

Date

May 20, 2012

Description

I spotted a few baby bull kelps laying in the sand around 1:00pm during low tide. The weather was cloudy but warm.

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Common Yarrow Achillea millefolium

Observer

andymj

Date

May 19, 2012

Description

There were small Yarrow plants growing in the medow. They were not yet flowering, and only reached up to around my ankles.

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Pacific trillium Trillium ovatum

Observer

andymj

Date

May 19, 2012

Description

There were quite a few Trillium plants growing on the forest floor and near the stream bed. Many were much smaller than this one, and this was one of the few that was blooming.

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stink currant Ribes bracteosum

Observer

andymj

Date

May 19, 2012

Description

The stink currant was growing tall and draping oer the stream bed. It had streamers of tiny yellow-ish green flowers hanging from its stem.

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Sitka spruce Picea sitchensis

Observer

andymj

Date

May 19, 2012

Description

This baby sitka spruce was growing alone near the forest. It was only about as high as my shoulder, and had many soft new needles growing.

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Scotch broom Cytisus scoparius

Observer

andymj

Date

May 19, 2012

Description

This invasive species was growing alone the edge of the medow near the forest. It was blooming bright yellow flowers.