A nice little poop castle made by an earthworm.
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.
An exposed tunnel through the grass made by voles.
American Crow tracks 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.
I mowed about 3 more of these suckers over before realizing it! They blend in so well with the fall leaves.
This saxifrage grows everywhere in this area. So cool looking!
young scrawny coyote catching mice in silage chop
Young Pine growing in standing water of Blackman Lake, right on the shoreline.
Beautiful Maple filling out in Ferguson Park in Snohomish. Although this is a public park it is full of nicely sized native trees like BL Maples, Western Red Cedars, Western Hemlocks, etc.
There were two of these ducks associating with a fairly large group of Mallards. I have never seen a duck like this and I can't seem to identify it. They were larger than the Mallards and had darker bodies with white chest feathers. Could it be a domesticated or a hybrid duck?