Darkling beetle, while on a walk through my town of Lake Forest Park, Washington.
I saw a coyote as I drove to my house late at night. I surprised this coyote as I drove down the street, it was a smaller than I usually see but the tail was quite distinct and I was less than 5 meters from it.
Douglas Squirrel, seen dead on road while on a walk through my town of Lake Forest Park, Washington. I often see Eastern Gray Squirrels while out walking but this is the first Douglas Squirrel I have seen in this area.
I think the two trees in this picture (between them is the view of the swamp) are willows. Am I right? I think it may be a Pacific Willow... They obviously are not fully grown
Growing in damp soil away from other plants in shade- mushroom with gills
Growing up out of creek bed- five feet tall, stems long with spikes, leaves the size of my palm
Growing low to the ground in the shade of a western hemlock by issaquah creek
Growing beneath a western hemlock on a creek bed
Along the creek in dense shade
Along the creek, growing above vine maple
The angles of my pictures aren't great but I believe this is a Steller's Jay
Some sort of circular fungi, bacteria, or lichen, was growing all along the tree trunk. Was found on other trees as well.
The body of a little bird. It's back is gray and yellow, with a white belly and black and yellow feathers on it's head.
It was like a fern, was curious if it was different then the other one.
It looks like a fern, but it is not
This plant was found along the Union Bay Natural Area path, it was along the water side and there were several of them. The stem is light green with dark brown notches where the leaf-like branches grew from. The branches were thin and light green, looked almost like a firework explosion. I have never seen a plant like this before and was struggling to locate it in my field guide. Any help is much appreciated.
It looks to me as if this is a barred owl, can anyone confirm it?
Unfazed by my presence, (s)he was.
This bird was digging into eroding soil, on a slope, beneath a tree root system, with repetitive pecks while its mate (or what i presume to be its mate) watched above in the tree.
Small bird, yellow feathers on her crest, and grey-brown wing feathers, Possibly a goldfinch.
Red cap with a black strip over the eyes. Black body with a white strip along the edge of its wings.
long, spindling vines
Large, oblong leaves. Coarse undersides.
juvenile coniferous tree, sharp needles, no cones
Scaled stems, oval shaped leaves
This blue flower was along the path in the Union Bay Natural Area, it was all over the place but I had a difficult time finding it in my field guide. Any help is much appreciated.
Very short stem with yellow flower. Very scarce.
Sequoia sempervirens Coast redwood growing in Lake Forest Park, Washington. I noticed this tree on one of my frequent walking routes, I must have walked past it hundreds of times without paying attention.
This tree is well outside it's natural range (California coast) but it seems to be doing well.
This Western White Pine Pinus monticola is near my house. It has been diseased for several years and now is starting to be a hazard. I'll be sad to see it go, it is probably older than me.
I am not sure what killed it, I know one common disease is white pine blister rust.
In helicopter flying Southwest
Chasing jay flying south -2
Flying south chased by 2 house sparrows -1
Flying north at eye level -1
Pecking on roof -1
Flying north -1
Flying north - 6