We saw about seven Anaxyrus boreas (Western Toads) beside Anderson Lake, mostly about an inch long, but this one was over 3" long. We also noticed some tadpoles in the lake, and wondered if we were seeing three years of toads.
This was a thick batch of Tremella mesenterica or Witch’s Butter growing along a moss-covered log in the Hansville Greenway Wildlife Corridor. The largest glob was about 1 1/2" diameter, and it felt like firm jello.
Thick masses of Porella navicularis or Tree-ruffle Liverwort growing on many trees in the Hansville Greenway Wildlife Corridor.
Lots of Isothecium myosuroides or Cat-tail Moss growing on the trees in the Hansville Greenway Wildlife Corridor.
Here are three Chen caerulescens or Snow Geese, the first I've seen on the Olympic Peninsula!
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.
This salamander was in an old storage shed. It did not move when approached for several minutes. It was a shiny maroon color.
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.
This is a picture of a river otter footprint on the beach. The otter footprints led to the water away from the woods.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These medium height groundcover plants grew in many areas across the forest floor and interspersed with other groundcovers.
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.
This tiny spider was moving around this sign post near the beginning of the waterfall trail by making small jerk-like jumps.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This groundcover plant was growing in the open medow between the beach and the forest in the marshy area.
I know this seaweed to be called sea cauliflower. I spotted quite a few of them in the sand along the beach.
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.
In the forest near the beach there was ivy growing on many of the tree trunks in the shade.
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.
This dungeness crab was laying in the sand during low tide, and it was hard to tell if it was alive or dead.