This Urticina coriacea (Stubby Rose Anemone) was visible at low tide.
This Schizoporella unicornis (Orange Encrusting Bryozoan) was a bright orange spot at low tide.
I liked the color contrast with the green anemones, pink coralline algae, and this Purple Shore Crab.
Lirabuccinum dirum (Dire Whelk) was abundant at Iceberg Point.
Linnaea borealis (Twinflower) was growing in the woods near Iceberg Point.
Here's a small 1" Leptasterias hexactis (Colorful Six-armed Star) at low tide.
I had only seen Campanula rotundifolia (Common Harebell aka Bluebells-of-Scotland) in the Olympic Mountains, and here they are at sea level.
The Anthopleura elegantissima (Pink-tipped Anemone)are bright green on Lopez Island, due to algae.
This 2" long Halecium (a hydroid) was growing on the dock by the beach in Odin County Park.
A Great Blue Heron posed by the beach.
This Violet-green Swallow represents hundreds flying about Lopez Island.
The Typha latifolia (Cattails) were at the fluffy stage.
The Spiraea douglasii ssp. douglasii (Hardhack) was in bloom all over Lopez Island.
The Saix lucida ssp. lasiandra (Pacific Willow) was forming cotton balls all over the ground.
This pair of Canada Geese had SEVENTEEN goslings!
Lopez Island seemed to have hundreds of Swallowtails.
Ulva intestinalis (Cornrow Sea Lettuce) was growing along the high edge of the intertidal zone.
Here are three empty shells of Tellina bodegensis (Bodega Tellin), an attractive clam. The longest was about 2"long.
This 8" jelly, found on the beach at low tide, looks like a Moon Jelly, but has six crescent shapes instead of the usual four.
This 4" Aurelia labiata (Moon Jelly) was on the beach at low tide.
This is the only Amphiodia occidentalis (Long-armed Brittle Star) I've ever seen! The arms were very long, maybe 6"?
Here's an American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus or Rana catesbeiana), an invasive species on Lopez. It was hopping across a road, and was the only one I saw, or have ever seen in the Pacific Northwest.
Seen throughout the subtidal site in the mud
Subtidal decorator crabs seen in high abundance on seagrass
Large fish seen in shallow, muddy environment
The sandy bay had large and small patches of eelgrass dispersed sporadically about.
Small, brown, aggressive crabs were seen covering eelgrass blades throughout the eelgrass bed.