Window strike. Bird later flew off.
or critnita? - Female
Found under debris on ground. Made hissing type sounds when disturbed.
How can you tell the difference between the two species???
Juveniles. No sign of seastar wasting....
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.
Swimming north up San Juan Channel